The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

November 28, 2021

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

November 21, 2021

The price of gas in Indiana has got people in Fort Wayne talking. It seems that Fort Wayne folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve f... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane): Serpentine Belt System Wear

November 14, 2021

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Fort Wayne drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not com... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

November 7, 2021

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane): Rotor Problems

October 31, 2021

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Fort Wayne.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in l... More

Cool Running (Water Pump)

October 24, 2021

Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump. Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane)

October 17, 2021

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Fort Wayne. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better unders... More

Take Charge! (Battery Testing)

October 10, 2021

OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted. Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up. During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take it easy. But it may surprise you to learn that hot weather can be much harder on a vehicle's battery than ... More

The Flat Fix that Fits (Tire Repairs)

October 3, 2021

Can you think of anyone who likes getting a flat tire? Of course not. But when one of your tires winds up with a flat or leak, whether it be from things like hitting a curb, running over a nail or picking up a sharp stone, it's time to have someone who knows what they're doing take care of it. ... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

September 26, 2021

Today, Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Fort Wayne are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent ye... More