The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)

January 9, 2022

You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it. We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign. The fact is that unless our windshields get fogged up, hazy or cracked, we don't pay all that much attention to them. Consideri... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Omaha (Wright St)

January 2, 2022

Most Omaha folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Omaha market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been to... More

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

January 1, 2022

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

December 26, 2021

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

Omaha Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

December 19, 2021

Let's talk about air quality in Omaha. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Omaha drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air fil... More

The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)

December 12, 2021

Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Omaha (Wright St) Advice on What to Do After You Buy

December 5, 2021

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Omaha drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Omaha area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Omaha

November 28, 2021

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Omaha area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Omaha drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is j... More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

November 21, 2021

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

November 14, 2021

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Omaha driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Omaha (Wright St) will ch... More