Imagine you've left Fort Wayne and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you do...
Posted in Automotive News
on February 21, 2016
You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Fort Wayne service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 20, 2016
Hello Fort Wayne . Have you ever had your check engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Fort Wayne drivers?First of all, the Che...
Posted in Transmission
on February 19, 2016
A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Fort Wayne drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on February 18, 2016
A vehicle’s suspension system is tough. It can last for years and tens of thousands of miles for Fort Wayne drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that ha...
Posted in Suspension
on February 17, 2016
Today Tuffy Fort Wayne (Plantation Lane) is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Indiana are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in r...
Posted in Fluids
on February 04, 2016
Fort Wayne drivers often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is. Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating an...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 31, 2016
Fort Wayne drivers know that under-inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Indiana auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires. It's hard for many Fort Wayne m...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 27, 2016
Like everything on the Fort Wayne automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Indiana auto owners can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Fort Wayne interstates, enabling you to see farther. They also im...
Posted in Parts
on January 22, 2016
So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Fort Wayne? Is it:
A Soft Drink, or
Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving,...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 19, 2016