Car Care Tips

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings for Lincoln vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around Lincoln, ... Read More

Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)

When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades. You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jump across a gap at its tip. Years ago, a vehicle's 12-volt system had to produce 15,000-25,000 volts t... Read More

Chilly Warning (Diagnosing a Noise in Cold Vehicle)

When the weather gets colder, sometimes the noises your vehicle makes will change. For example, you may notice a whining sound when you get going in the morning. It may go away when the vehicle warms up, but it's best not to ignore that sound because it could be a warning of worse things to com... Read More

The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller

Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around. But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants long life and dependable performance from the vehicle, manual has the way to achieve that long life and... Read More

Cold Weather Vehicle No-Nos (Items to Avoid Storing in a Freezing Vehicle)

It's always easier to leave a few things in your vehicle so you'll have them on hand. But in cold weather, while it's a good idea to carry items such as a phone charger, blanket and shovel, there are some things you shouldn't store in your vehicle.Medicines and drugs. Cold temperatures can af... Read More

What is a TPS? (Throttle Position Sensor)

You know you have an accelerator pedal; step on it and your vehicle is supposed to go. But did you know there is a part in your vehicle that keeps track of where the throttle is? It's called the Throttle Position Sensor, or TPS.The TPS is a sensor that helps your vehicle figure out the right mi... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln we get a lot of Lincoln drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Nebraska, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't le... Read More

Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr... Read More

Lincoln Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Nebraska are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given sym... Read More

How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years.Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... Read More

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