Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Fort Wayne area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 20, 2017
Hello Fort Wayne! Did you know that the first federally mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Indiana vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to...
Posted in Exhaust
on February 12, 2017
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 se...
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 sch...
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 an...
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