Car Care Tips

Omaha Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Omaha, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the cra... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Omaha drivers. A lot of us in Omaha don't know what a differential is or what it's for.... Read More

Drive Defensively in NE

Car care is part of auto safety in Omaha. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on NE roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surrounding... Read More

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello Omaha, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine o... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard in Omaha. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done r... Read More

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Omaha drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer ... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Omaha, NE, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Omaha area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for t... Read More

Under Pressure in Omaha: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Omaha, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks.... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  Hey Omaha area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our NE streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Omaha area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an in... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Omaha drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from NE freeway dri... Read More

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