Car Care Tips

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

Wasteful Thinking

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane): A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Fort Wayne.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timin... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) we've had a lot of Fort Wayne customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Indiana. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. An... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Fort Wayne, Indiana

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Fort Wayne, Indiana.Unless they drive a vintage car, Fort Wayne auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Fort Wayne

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Fort Wayne drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular ins... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane)

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) in Fort Wayne. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right ... Read More

Fort Wayne Tire Repair

Most Fort Wayne residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Fort Wayne drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high Indiana gas prices, we've all heard... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane): Viva la Difference

Every vehicle on Indiana roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most Fort Wayne residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn tra... Read More

Keeping Your Fort Wayne Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Fort Wayne house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filt... Read More

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