A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)

October 17, 2021

At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving. But what happens when you tap on your horn and all of a sudden it won't quit? Everyone's looking at you like you're an angry jerk and all you want to ... More

A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

October 10, 2021

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad. But there's one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator. T... More

Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

October 3, 2021

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

September 26, 2021

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Fort Wayne Car Owners

September 19, 2021

A generation ago, Fort Wayne drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Fort Wayne shop every year or two for repair... More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

September 12, 2021

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

September 5, 2021

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Fort Wayne. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Fort Wayne drivers that visit Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater is co... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

August 29, 2021

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

August 22, 2021

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More

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August 15, 2021

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