Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

December 20, 2020

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

October 25, 2020

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Fort Wayne Exhaust and Emissions Service

January 1, 2019

Many Fort Wayne residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. is really a lot more comprehensive th... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

October 21, 2018

Most Fort Wayne drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ve... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd.

August 5, 2018

Hello Fort Wayne! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in IN vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regu... More

Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

June 27, 2018

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd.: Passing the Smell Test

May 30, 2017

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Fort Wayne residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All IN folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we ... More

Exhaust Service At Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. In Fort Wayne

October 30, 2013

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Fort Wayne people think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-boar... More