Wasteful Thinking

September 25, 2022

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

September 18, 2022

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

September 11, 2022

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

September 4, 2022

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

The Edible Engine

August 28, 2022

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

August 21, 2022

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More

The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

August 14, 2022

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, PAPILLION Car Owners

August 7, 2022

A generation ago, PAPILLION drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your PAPILLION shop every year or two for repairs ... More

Tuffy Papillion Fuel Saving Tip for PAPILLION: Check Engine Light

July 31, 2022

Here's a question for PAPILLION, NE : 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 conditions t... More

The Tuffy Papillion Guide to Custom Wheels

July 24, 2022

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many PAPILLION drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, th... More