Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane)

May 8, 2022

Most Fort Wayne folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Fort Wayne market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would ha... More

Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

May 1, 2022

We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr... More

The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)

April 24, 2022

Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation. But then again, it could be a sign that there's trouble brewing in one of your vehicle's systems. You can ... More

"Current" Affairs (Blown Fuses)

April 17, 2022

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

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

April 10, 2022

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just say that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane): When to Replace a Damaged Tire

April 3, 2022

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Fort Wayne drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the sho... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

March 27, 2022

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

March 20, 2022

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent. But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it shou... More

Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Fort Wayne

March 13, 2022

Let's talk about something critical for all Fort Wayne drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps... More

Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)

March 6, 2022

Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going. But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there are some things you should keep your eyes, ears and nose out for. They are warning you about something t... More