Slipping into Fall (Driving with ABS Brakes)

April 18, 2021

As the weather changes over from hot to colder, drivers will have to deal with more slippery streets. And it's important to know how to drive with the brakes you have on your vehicle. In the 1970s, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) started to be installed on vehicles and they've been a game chang... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: Rotor Problems

February 28, 2021

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Lincoln.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

August 30, 2020

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

March 1, 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... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln

October 13, 2019

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Lincoln drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Nebraska driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: Brake Noise

June 16, 2019

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Lincoln. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expo... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

February 13, 2018

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Lincoln area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indicat... More

Hitting The Brakes In Lincoln

October 9, 2017

Hello Lincoln, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck r... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Lincoln, Nebraska Vehicle

June 28, 2017

How do Lincoln drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Nebraska consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Nebraska seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked ... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Lincoln

April 3, 2017

Let's talk about something critical for all Lincoln drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps yo... More