Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

July 5, 2020

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More

Power Steering Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater in Fort Wayne

June 28, 2020

Many Fort Wayne drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the intern... More

No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)

June 21, 2020

If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi... More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater

June 14, 2020

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

June 7, 2020

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

May 31, 2020

Hey Fort Wayne area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Indiana streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Fort Wayne area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

May 24, 2020

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater

May 17, 2020

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Fort Wayne drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoe... More

Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater Service for Your Exhaust System

May 10, 2020

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Trickle Down Technology

May 3, 2020

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More