Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

October 17, 2021

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

June 20, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

November 1, 2020

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

April 12, 2020

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Keep Your Cool in Omaha

February 23, 2020

Omaha drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the cool... More

Cooling System Components

November 17, 2019

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Omaha auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Nebraska.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usuall... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Omaha (Wright St)

April 14, 2019

Anyone who drives a car in Omaha knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good v... More

Smart Omaha Drivers Protect Against Overheating

April 7, 2019

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Omaha drivers to ... More

Cool Running in Omaha

August 12, 2018

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Omaha (Wright St)

January 10, 2017

Omaha residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Nebraska temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has t... More