Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd): Signs of an Alignment Problem

October 2, 2022

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Fort Wayne drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. W... More

Shake It up in Fort Wayne!: Why Wheel Balancing

September 25, 2022

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd) in Fort Wayne

September 18, 2022

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd)?

September 11, 2022

Hello Fort Wayne - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, ... More

Busting Automotive Myths in Fort Wayne, Indiana

September 4, 2022

Myths passed around our Fort Wayne, Indiana community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decede... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Fort Wayne, Indiana

August 28, 2022

Every car in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense ... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd)

August 21, 2022

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd) Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

August 14, 2022

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Fort Wayne residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can ... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

August 7, 2022

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

July 31, 2022

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Fort Wayne drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong th... More