Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Lincoln. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exp...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on June 16, 2019
Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a...
Posted in Transmission
on June 09, 2019
Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Nebraska environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Lincoln drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the...
Posted in Fuel System
on June 02, 2019
Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Lincoln road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water ...
Posted in Parts
on May 26, 2019
If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue...
Posted in Monitoring System
on May 19, 2019
You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on May 12, 2019
With high fuel prices in Lincoln, Nebraska, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 05, 2019
So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that "severe service" schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of...
Posted in Service Intervals
on April 28, 2019
If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on April 21, 2019
Do you like to shop for shoes in Lincoln?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buy...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 14, 2019