An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)

November 28, 2021

You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why. Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes... More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln

November 21, 2021

These days many people in the Lincoln area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintena... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln

November 14, 2021

Good vehicle care for us Lincoln residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required differen... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

November 7, 2021

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

October 31, 2021

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine? It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles t... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

October 24, 2021

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln

October 17, 2021

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Nebraska residents to review their finances. More and more Lincoln drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today ... More

3 Winter Windshield Tips (Care of Windshield)

October 10, 2021

Cold weather can present some real challenges when it comes to your vehicle's windshield. Think of it. Your windshield is your window to the world when you're driving, and clear visibility is extraordinarily important for safe travels. So here are 3 tips to ensure that your windshield can do it... More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

October 3, 2021

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More

To Save Gas Around Lincoln: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

September 26, 2021

One topic that hits the news in Nebraska on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Nebraska drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Lincoln who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy an... More