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Ask Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which c... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater in Fort Wayne

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a stan... Read More

Fort Wayne Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Fort Wayne driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Fort Wayne residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of ... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Fort Wayne

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Fort Wayne drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained tra... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Fort Wayne. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Fort Wayne Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Fort Wayne drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up an... Read More

Transmission Care in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Do you have any plans around Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the c... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater in Fort Wayne

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Fort Wayne drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ex... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

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. Timin... Read More

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