Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

June 6, 2021

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

June 6, 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

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Naples Vehicle

June 5, 2021

Naples drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Florida come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Naples area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sensors ... More

Lease or Buy?

June 4, 2021

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Naples drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays dow... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

June 3, 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

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Tuffy Naples

June 2, 2021

Today at Tuffy Naples we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Naples area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically bui... More

Tuffy Naples Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

June 1, 2021

Welcome to the Tuffy Naples automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Naples conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will actually rid... More

"Current" Affairs (Blown Fuses)

May 31, 2021

You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working. There are no numbers on the display. Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning. Are the two problems somehow rela... More

When You Hear the Crash in Naples: What to Do After an Accident

May 30, 2021

Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

May 30, 2021

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More