Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Naples

September 12, 2021

Naples drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Naples area, but it does add quite a bit to th... More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

September 5, 2021

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

The Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd) Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

August 29, 2021

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

August 22, 2021

Local Naples roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Naples would h... More

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Naples

August 15, 2021

Many Naples drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Napl... More

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August 8, 2021

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Trip Inspection at Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd) in Naples

August 1, 2021

Naples area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Naples drivers can't always avo... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd): Timing Belt Overview

July 25, 2021

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Naples. The timing belts important job is... More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

July 18, 2021

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself. And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd) in Naples

July 11, 2021

When we Naples residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abil... More