Cool Running in Lincoln

July 5, 2020

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

June 28, 2020

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Lincoln drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expen... More

Automotive Detective Work in Lincoln

June 21, 2020

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Lincoln. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when some... More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

June 14, 2020

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... More

Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)

June 7, 2020

Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle. But those exterior lights are more important than you think, and they're vital to your safety and that of other drivers near you. Headlights are important. Not onl... More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

May 31, 2020

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More

Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

May 24, 2020

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

May 17, 2020

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing. Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi... More

Lincoln Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

May 10, 2020

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Lincoln drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Lincoln drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your ... More

How Does Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln Know What to Recommend?

May 3, 2020

When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Lincoln ser... More