Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 22, 2020
The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Lincoln, Nebraska: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Lincoln motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 15, 2020
In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on March 08, 2020
More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on March 01, 2020
If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on February 23, 2020
The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Lincoln drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as ...
Posted in Fluids
on February 16, 2020
Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ...
Posted in Steering
on February 09, 2020
The cooling system keeps Nebraska vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Lincoln. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this hap...
Posted in Cooling System
on February 02, 2020
One Lincoln automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Lincoln, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small...
Posted in Drive Train
on January 26, 2020
Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Lincoln drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well...
Posted in Automotive News
on January 20, 2020