Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

June 27, 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

Tracking True in Fort Wayne: Wheel Alignment

June 20, 2021

At Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd), we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd) alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are... More

Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)

June 13, 2021

Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments. But when they break, oh, what a pain. Not only is it inconvenient, it may leave your seat position too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals. This is ... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Fort Wayne Motorists

June 6, 2021

Fort Wayne residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in th... More

The Vivacious Vernal Vehicle (Preparing Vehicle for Spring)

June 6, 2021

Most of us look forward to spring because the days are longer, the weather's warmer and we can finally get our vehicles into warm weather mode. Here are a few things that will breathe fresh energy into anyone's car, SUV, truck or van. First thing is a good cleaning, especially underneath. If you... More

Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)

June 5, 2021

No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd): A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

June 4, 2021

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Fort Wayne.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

June 3, 2021

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... More

Recommended Service Intervals at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd)

June 2, 2021

Most people in the Fort Wayne area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. ... More

Emergency Items for Fort Wayne

June 1, 2021

Safe Indiana travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd). But there are other things Fort Wayne residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save y... More