Distracted Driving

May 22, 2022

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

May 17, 2022

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

May 8, 2022

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)

May 1, 2022

We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the engine crank, you hear it slowly turn over and your dash lights go dim. There can be many reaso... More

All About Your TPMS in Lincoln

April 24, 2022

Lincoln drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Nebraska auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Lincoln drivers to tell when a r... More

See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)

April 17, 2022

It's happened to all of us. We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing. You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will switch them to their low beam setting and restore your vision. Not only do we not appreciate being blinded, fac... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

April 10, 2022

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

April 3, 2022

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

Rear Window?Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)

March 27, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln

March 20, 2022

When we Lincoln residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abi... More