Fort Wayne Customer Detective Work

June 27, 2022

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging ... More

Keeping Your Car Young in Fort Wayne

June 26, 2022

As Fort Wayne consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in IN, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

June 26, 2022

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

June 25, 2022

Today's Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. service advisor will know the proper coolant f... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

June 24, 2022

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Fort Wayne, IN, 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 understandable ... More

Sniffing Out a Problem

June 19, 2022

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... More

Gas Smell! (What Causes Gasoline Odors)

June 12, 2022

If you've ever walked into your garage and noticed it smelled like gasoline, pay attention. Gasoline can be dangerous, both from the health problems fumes can cause and the fire danger gasoline presents. There are many things that can cause a vehicle to give off a gasoline odor. One of the easi... More

Tire or Re-Tire? (Getting Tires Ready for Hot Weather)

June 5, 2022

Heat isn't easy on vehicle tires, and as the seasons change, make sure yours are ready to take the heat. Let's talk first about inflation. Heat causes air to expand, so heat alone can raise the pressure in your tires. If you are driving on overinflated tires, they won't have as much contact wi... More

The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)

May 29, 2022

You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home. You put your key in the ignition and oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic. There are some things you can do to get going again. The first thing to do is see if you have a locking steering wheel... More

Beware Dangers of Spring Driving (Seasonal Driving Tips)

May 22, 2022

Sure, winter is quickly fading in the rearview mirror, but the peril of icy roads is replaced with a whole new set of driving challenges in spring. Deer and other wildlife. You are not the only one who gets spring fever. Animals do, too, and spring is the time they start looking for mates and fo... More