Automotive Tips from Tuffy Omaha (Wright St): Rotor Problems

April 11, 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 Omaha.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 c... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

April 4, 2021

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Omaha, Nebraska Vehicle

March 28, 2021

How do Omaha 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 in Omaha... More

Tuffy Omaha (Wright St): Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

March 21, 2021

Most Omaha auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Omaha (Wright St), we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Omaha drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Omaha (Wright St) article, we're focusin... More

No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

March 14, 2021

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine? It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles t... More

Synthetic Oil for Omaha Autos

March 7, 2021

If you are a driver in Omaha and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doe... More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Omaha

February 28, 2021

Night driving in Omaha is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't s... More

Trickle Down Technology

February 21, 2021

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More

What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

February 14, 2021

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

February 7, 2021

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More