Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Fort Wayne, Indiana

February 5, 2023

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Fort Wayne, Indiana.Unless they drive a vintage car, Fort Wayne auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has... More

Air Conditioning Service in Fort Wayne

January 29, 2023

Hey Fort Wayne! Let's talk about one of our Indiana summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Fort Wayne drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from tim... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

January 22, 2023

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Fort Wayne

January 15, 2023

Today we want to talk to Fort Wayne drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even thoug... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Fort Wayne, Indiana

January 8, 2023

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Fort Wayne area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the cl... More

Severe Service Requirements

January 1, 2023

A lot of Fort Wayne drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of a... More

Diesel Maintenance for Indiana

December 25, 2022

At Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd) we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Indiana friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engi... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

December 18, 2022

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Good Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd) Equals Good Fuel Economy in Fort Wayne

December 11, 2022

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Fort Wayne drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Indiana, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preven... More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

December 4, 2022

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... More