A Head Start on Starting (Battery Testing)

January 29, 2023

If your vehicle isn't starting or doesn't sound like it used to when you crank it, the culprit may be the battery. You may have left a light on, or something plugged into one of charging ports. Maybe you accidentally left your vehicle in the "on" or "accessory" position when you last got out. M... More

Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

January 22, 2023

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

January 15, 2023

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your PAPILLION Vehicle

January 8, 2023

PAPILLION drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in NE come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the PAPILLION area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sensors... More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

January 1, 2023

Some of us PAPILLION drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around NE, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The hard... More

Tire Maintenance in PAPILLION

December 25, 2022

With the recent focus in the PAPILLION area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.PAPILLION drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, ... More

Tuffy Papillion: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

December 18, 2022

Most PAPILLION auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Papillion, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can PAPILLION drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Papillion article, we're focusing on the... More

PAPILLION Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

December 11, 2022

Let's talk about air quality in PAPILLION. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, PAPILLION drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin... More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

December 4, 2022

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in PAPILLION to a... More

The Tuffy Papillion Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

November 27, 2022

Modern PAPILLION vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute thi... More