Car Care Tips

The Tuffy Papillion Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Papilllion drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufactur... Read More

The Importance of Papilllion Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Papillion blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Papilllion with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, wat... Read More

Steer Right in Papilllion

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Papilllion drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent y... Read More

Steering Clear in Papilllion

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... Read More

Ask Tuffy Papillion: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), w... Read More

Battery Basics for Papilllion

It's important for Papilllion drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Nebraska weather. Most Papilllion area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine... Read More

Engine Hydration for Papilllion Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Papilllion drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ve... Read More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Papillion

Today in the Tuffy Papillion auto care blog, we're going to talk to Papilllion drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Papillion customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manuf... Read More

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