Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros...
Posted in Cooling System
on April 26, 2020
Warm weather or cold, Fort Wayne drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Fort Wayne people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane), we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance sch...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on April 19, 2020
Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Fort Wayne area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Fort Wayne di...
Posted in Fuel System
on April 12, 2020
Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi...
Posted in Drive Train
on April 05, 2020
Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Fort Wayne residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology an...
Posted in Fluids
on March 29, 2020
Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle. It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 22, 2020
It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 15, 2020
Night driving in Fort Wayne is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just ca...
Posted in Headlamps
on March 08, 2020
So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of y...
Posted in Service Intervals
on March 01, 2020
We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Indiana folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do ...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 23, 2020