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Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... Read More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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:Commo... Read More

Drive Train Service in Fort Wayne at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive mainte... Read More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Fort Wayne drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's und... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Indiana Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Indiana spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving... Read More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater in Fort Wayne

There are a lot of drivers in Fort Wayne who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Indiana these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Fort Wayne folks don't... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater?

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 yo... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Fort Wayne drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the car, with maybe an initial down payment, then monthly payments on the balance t... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Fort ?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Fort Wayne and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Indiana market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Fort Wayne area roads today, and many more being... Read More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know In Fort Wayne

One Fort Wayne automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Fort , but they're very vital. First let's define what the driveline is: Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engi... Read More

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