Helping Omaha Drivers Get the Right Tires

April 7, 2024

Every Omaha vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engi... More

In That Case? (Transfer Case Exchange)

March 31, 2024

Ever wonder how all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive vehicles get the power from the engine to the front and rear wheels? The magic happens in what's called a transfer case. In some all-wheel-drive vehicles, it's sometime called a power take-off unit, or PTU. Inside the transfer case is a set of gea... More

A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

March 24, 2024

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad. But there's one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator. T... More

Wiper Blades in NE

March 17, 2024

If you're gonna drive around the Omaha area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your wipe... More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Omaha Ride

March 10, 2024

It seems like everywhere you go in the Omaha area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some NE auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do you sta... More

The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

March 3, 2024

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard Menu Board

February 25, 2024

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Omaha, NE, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, i... More

To Save Gas Around Omaha: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

February 18, 2024

One topic that hits the news in NE on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some NE drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Omaha who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.F... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

February 11, 2024

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Omaha.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard: Serpentine Belt System Wear

February 4, 2024

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Omaha drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not complete... More