Car Care Tips

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

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... Read More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane)

  Today we're talking to Fort Wayne drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Indiana folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, y... Read More

Battery Basics for Fort Wayne

It's important for Fort Wayne drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Indiana weather. Most Fort Wayne area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine.... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... Read More

Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Indiana service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Fort Wayne drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) fuel syst... Read More

Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Fort Wayne service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates... Read More

Steer Right in Fort Wayne

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Fort Wayne drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent y... Read More

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything in the Indiana automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Indiana drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Fort Wayne roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your periph... Read More

The Importance of Fort Wayne Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Fort Wayne with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. H... Read More

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