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

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

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln

November 3, 2019

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln

October 27, 2019

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Lincoln. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of tec... More

Smooth Shifting in Lincoln, Nebraska: Transmission Service

March 10, 2019

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is ... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

March 3, 2019

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Lincoln drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Lincoln. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for h... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

December 30, 2018

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Lincoln.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing bel... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Lincoln in Lincoln

December 3, 2018

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shift... More

Lincoln Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

December 10, 2017

Any Lincoln driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Lincoln residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is ... More

Transmission Care in Lincoln, Nebraska

May 1, 2017

Do you have any plans around Lincoln, Nebraska, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the coo... More