Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

January 23, 2022

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)

January 16, 2022

"I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahead for an emergency with a few things you should keep in your vehicle. Road flares. If you've ev... More

Technician Training at Tuffy Papillion

January 9, 2022

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 Papillion in Papilllion. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.... More

The Byte Stuff (Your Vehicle's Computers)

January 2, 2022

Nobody has to tell you that computers are a part of so many things in our lives. Smartphones, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, televisions. You name itit has a computer in it. And your vehicle is no exception. The earliest cars relied on the technology of their time, and there was no such ... More

Timing Belt

January 1, 2022

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller

December 26, 2021

Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around. But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants long life and dependable performance from the vehicle, manual has the way to achieve that long life and... More

Tuffy Papillion Fuel Saving Tip for Papilllion: Check Engine Light

December 19, 2021

Here's a question for Papilllion, Nebraska : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many condi... More

Questions to Ask Your Papilllion Service Advisor

December 12, 2021

We find that a lot of Papilllion drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe... More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

December 5, 2021

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Papillion

November 28, 2021

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Nebraska news. Papilllion people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Papilllion motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good co... More