Slipping into Fall (Driving with ABS Brakes)

April 18, 2021

As the weather changes over from hot to colder, drivers will have to deal with more slippery streets. And it's important to know how to drive with the brakes you have on your vehicle. In the 1970s, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) started to be installed on vehicles and they've been a game chang... More

Super Slick at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln: Synthetic Oil

April 11, 2021

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive ... More

Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

April 4, 2021

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

March 28, 2021

Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Lincoln conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the ... More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

March 21, 2021

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

Beware Dangers of Spring Driving (Seasonal Driving Tips)

March 14, 2021

Sure, winter is quickly fading in the rearview mirror, but the peril of icy roads is replaced with a whole new set of driving challenges in spring. Deer and other wildlife. You are not the only one who gets spring fever. Animals do, too, and spring is the time they start looking for mates and fo... More

Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)

March 7, 2021

You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C. Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches down the road. Many vehicles have a temperature gauge on the dash that takes the temperature of the engi... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: Rotor Problems

February 28, 2021

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Lincoln.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

February 21, 2021

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

February 14, 2021

Nebraska service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Lincoln drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln fuel system cleaning:... More