Car Care Tips

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... Read More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date.A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... Read More

Hey Omaha Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Nowadays, Omaha drivers are paying more at NE gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many NE drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a y... Read More

No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)

If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi... Read More

Getting New Tires in Omaha?

There are so many tire choices in the Omaha area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Omaha area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your friendly ... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Omaha drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on NE roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vibration... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Omaha drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people.Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that co... Read More

How Do You Save Gas in Omaha, NE?

No one in Omaha, NE, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising NE fuel prices, however, have spurred Omaha drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we st... Read More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Millard: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Omaha drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of ti... Read More

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