Hello Fort Wayne! Today's Tuffy Fort Wayne - Coldwater car care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why w...
Posted in Fluids
on November 14, 2016
Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Fort Wayne auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around twelve to fifteen thousand ...
Posted in Suspension
on November 06, 2016
Many Fort Wayne drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothol...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 31, 2016
If you've ever been driving around Fort Wayne and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness which can be distracting and will affect your ...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 24, 2016
The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug...
Posted in Cooling System
on October 18, 2016
One topic that hits the news in Indiana on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Indiana drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Fort Wayne who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel eco...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 10, 2016
Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Fort Wayne, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Fort Wayne are ...
Posted in Safety
on October 04, 2016
When Fort Wayne drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get, and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control, and anti-lock brake syst...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 25, 2016
Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Fort Wayne area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Fort Wa...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 20, 2016
The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Fort Wayne.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timin...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 13, 2016