Car Care Tips

Stay Safe in Fort Wayne by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Fort Wayne resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with IN rescue workers. Rescue workers and Fort Wayne police are well aware of this ... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Service Advisor

Fort Wayne drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If ... Read More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... Read More

Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Fort Wayne

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 keep... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Fort Wayne, IN Vehicle

How do Fort Wayne drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect IN consumers against mileage fraud. It says a IN seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Fort... Read More

The Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Fort Wayne drivers. A lot of us in Fort Wayne don't know what a differential is or what... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Fort Wayne

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Fort Wayne can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Fort Wayne Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Fort Wayne is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Fort Wayne who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be... Read More

Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Fort Wayne residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Fort Wayne drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maint... Read More

The Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Fort Wayne vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – ... Read More

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