Steering You Right (Tie Rod End Replacement)

December 3, 2023

For drivers, S stands for safety. And there are three other words that start with S that are all equally important: starting, stopping and steering. For your vehicle to be at its safest, all three functions must be in top shape. Steering is one of those things we take for granted. After all, y... More

Stopping "Brake" Downs (Brake Pad Replacement)

November 26, 2023

If someone tells you to put the brakes on something, you know it means stop. And stopping is one of the most important safety maneuvers you can do in any vehicle. That means your brakes have to work properly. Let's face it. You stop dozens of times every time you drive. And over time, that t... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln

November 19, 2023

There are a lot of drivers in Lincoln who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Nebraska these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Lincoln folks don't even have t... More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

November 12, 2023

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln?

November 5, 2023

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Lincoln drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Nebraska who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness an... More

Move it or Lose It (Dormant Vehicles)

October 29, 2023

When it comes to your vehicle, driving it too much can cause some issues. But what about not driving a vehicle enough? That has consequences as well. Here are a few things that can happen if a vehicle isn't driven enough. When the engine doesn't operate, the oil isn't lubricating. That means so... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

October 22, 2023

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

Round and Round (Wheel Balancing)

October 15, 2023

In a perfect world, all wheels and tires would be perfectly round and weigh exactly the same at every point of the wheel. Unfortunately, they're not, and if they're out of balance, they can reduce the lifespan of your tires, make your vehicle shake like a carnival ride, and maybe even damage a f... More

Don't Blow a Gasket! (Valve Cover Gasket Replacement)

October 8, 2023

When you head out to your vehicle after it's been parked and notice oil leaking underneath it, that's something to have looked at right away. Oil leaks mean your oil level is probably low and running a vehicle in that condition can lead to expensive repairs. While there are many reasons oil leak... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: Wiper Blade Options

October 1, 2023

Wiper blades are critically important to Lincoln drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Lincoln drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle.... More