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Hey Omaha Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Video: So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Omaha?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard and the Maintenance Mindset

Video: When it comes to their vehicles, some Omaha residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Omaha drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Video: All Omaha service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant throu... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard

Video: Good vehicle care for us Omaha residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different ... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Omaha

Video: There's a segment of the Omaha area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometer... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Omaha, NE

Video: Myths passed around our Omaha, NE community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be ... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

Video: At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard we've had a lot of Omaha customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in NE. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. An... Read More

Gas Savings in Omaha: Sharpen Your Pencil

Video: High gas prices in Omaha increase the cost of living for NE drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Omaha vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.Ac... Read More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard

Video: 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 Tire & Auto Service Center Millard article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't dri... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard

Video: Many Omaha car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can cost severa... Read More

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