All About Your TPMS in Fort Wayne

June 30, 2019

Fort Wayne drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Indiana auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underi... More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

June 23, 2019

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Indiana was heading to work on a hot July day and noti... More

Gas Savings in Fort Wayne: Sharpen Your Pencil

June 16, 2019

High gas prices in Fort Wayne increase the cost of living for Indiana drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some For... More

Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) Automotive Tips: Alternator

June 9, 2019

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the p... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Fort Wayne, Indiana

June 2, 2019

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

Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) On Your Serpentine Belt

May 26, 2019

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Fort Wayne, Indiana, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the batt... More

Fort Wayne Customer Detective Work

May 19, 2019

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) in Fort Wayne is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Indiana are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given ... More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

May 12, 2019

At Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) we get a lot of Fort Wayne drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Indiana, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task an... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

May 5, 2019

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Fort Wayne drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's und... More

Wishy-Washy in Fort Wayne

April 28, 2019

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... More