I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)

November 28, 2021

Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors, Elmer Berger first patented a rearview mirror that was mounted on the front fenders, on the spare... More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Naples

November 21, 2021

Do you like to shop for shoes in Naples?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tire... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd): Signs of an Alignment Problem

November 14, 2021

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Naples drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While... More

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

November 7, 2021

The technicians at Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd) know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine an... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

October 31, 2021

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Naples, Florida

October 24, 2021

The median age for cars in the Naples, Florida area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd) we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Naples area, bring it into Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt B... More

The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)

October 17, 2021

Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Naples (Vanderbilt Beach Rd): Viva la Difference

October 10, 2021

Every vehicle on Florida roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Naples residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much s... More

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Naples Drivers

October 3, 2021

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Naples auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they n... More

Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

September 29, 2021

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More