Most Omaha drivers don't even think about their air conditioner.Now here's a tip for Omaha vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Nebraska winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 06, 2017
Most Omaha folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in Om...
Posted in Automotive News
on January 30, 2017
All Omaha drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Omaha.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we...
Posted in Drive Train
on January 24, 2017
Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Omaha area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 17, 2017
Omaha residents' cars have to operate in a wide range of Nebraska temperatures which requires our 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 to p...
Posted in Cooling System
on January 10, 2017
Today's Tuffy Omaha (Wright St) post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Omaha (Wright St) service advisor will know the proper coolant for your ve...
Posted in Fluids
on January 02, 2017
If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Omaha drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 27, 2016
Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Omaha (Wright St) article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Omaha...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 19, 2016
Here's a question for Omaha, Nebraska : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)Many conditio...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 12, 2016
One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Omaha (Wright St) in Omaha is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Nebraska are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it...
Posted in Service Standards
on December 06, 2016