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Below 45 Degrees in Omaha: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Omaha drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. NE drivers ran out and bough... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Omaha

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav... Read More

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

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

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Omaha drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them.... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Omaha

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 ... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Omaha, NE

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 deceden... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

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

Odometer Rollback on Your Omaha, NE Vehicle

How do Omaha drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect NE consumers against mileage fraud. It says a NE seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Omaha, NE... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in NE. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Omaha residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Omaha residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premi... Read More

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