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Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater

Good vehicle care for us Fort Wayne residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diffe... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater in Fort Wayne

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater

Most Fort Wayne folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Fort Wayne market, swing by the ATM and get the kids fr... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Fort Wayne man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be "no." Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his c... Read More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Fort Wayne, Indiana: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Fort Wayne motoring publi... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Fort Wayne

There's a segment of the Fort Wayne area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,0... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Fort Wayne say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All th... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Fort Wayne residents and to fix ... Read More

Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Fort Wayne residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Fort Wayne drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular mainten... Read More

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