Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

September 25, 2022

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

The Flat Fix that Fits (Tire Repairs)

September 18, 2022

Can you think of anyone who likes getting a flat tire? Of course not. But when one of your tires winds up with a flat or leak, whether it be from things like hitting a curb, running over a nail or picking up a sharp stone, it's time to have someone who knows what they're doing take care of it. ... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Lincoln, Nebraska

September 11, 2022

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Lincoln area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean... More

Beginning to See the Light (Check Engine Light Diagnostics)

September 4, 2022

It's a light many drivers fear they'll see turn on at the most inopportune time. It's the one on the dash that says "Check Engine," "Service Engine Soon," or it may be simply an engine-shaped light. Your first instinct may be to pull off to the side of the road and turn off the engine. The truth... More

Busted! Air Conditioning (Air Conditioning Maintenance)

August 28, 2022

Your vehicle's air conditioning is something you count on when the weather heats up. But there's bound to be a day when you turn it on and one of these things happens: Only warm air blows out Cold air starts blowing out but then it turns warm on its own It's not blowing air at all It blows smel... More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln

August 21, 2022

For those of you in Lincoln, Nebraska who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes abo... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

August 14, 2022

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Lincoln

August 7, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Lincoln area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Lincoln area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that y... More

The Best Test

August 7, 2022

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

August 6, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Lincoln driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lin... More