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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Lincoln drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of... Read More

Differential Service in Lincoln, Nebraska - What You Need to Know

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Lincoln, Nebraska, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a di... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

Lincoln drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lu... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Lincoln residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and pre... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the jour... Read More

Under Pressure in Lincoln: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Lincoln, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light truck... Read More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Modern vehicles in and around Lincoln run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Lincoln drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Lincoln, Nebraska, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Lincoln area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In f... Read More

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicle... Read More

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