About 80% of the vehicles on Fort Wayne roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Indiana. Some of the maintenance issues are minor....
Posted in Service Standards
on February 06, 2017
There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember, because it is a long list, but your serv...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 30, 2017
We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Fort Wayne. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about sched...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 22, 2017
Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator. Driving around Fort Wayne is a lot of work for your alternator and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and ...
Posted in Fluids
on January 17, 2017
We don't want to think about it, but each Fort Wayne resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Indiana rescue workers.Rescue workers and Fort Wayne police are well aware of ...
Posted in Emergency Items
on January 08, 2017
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they sho...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on January 02, 2017
Tires are an expensive purchase so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Fort Wayne drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch of tire t...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 27, 2016
Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Indiana. So setting up an annual calendar for car care can keep Fort Wayne residents on top of preventive maintenance for their vehicles. But you can't just write "oil change" every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems th...
Posted in Service Intervals
on December 20, 2016
Here's an interesting statistic for our in Fort Wayne, Indiana drivers: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates....
Posted in Fluids
on December 11, 2016
Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into...
Posted in Automotive News
on December 04, 2016