Things Aren't Always What They Seem

July 25, 2021

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 IN was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed w... More

How Tired Are Your Tires? (Tire replacement)

July 18, 2021

Of the things you think about most, your tires are probably pretty far down the list. Thats understandable because todays tires are engineered to do their job without needing you to pay too much attention to them. But they DO wear out, and worn tires can contribute to skidding in bad weather, not... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd.: Serpentine Belt System Wear

July 11, 2021

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Fort Wayne drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not com... More

Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)

July 4, 2021

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

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

June 27, 2021

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. in Fort Wayne

June 20, 2021

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Fort Wayne drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, bu... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

June 13, 2021

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd.

June 6, 2021

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the IN news. Fort Wayne people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Fort Wayne motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuter... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd.: Wiper Blade Options

May 30, 2021

Wiper blades are critically important to Fort Wayne drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Fort Wayne drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their ve... More

Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

May 23, 2021

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in IN. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Fort Wayne residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write oil change every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the sa... More