Car Care Tips

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Tuffy Papillion we get a lot of Papilllion drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Nebraska, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave yo... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  Hey Papilllion area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Nebraska streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Papilllion area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Pap... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Papillion in Papilllion

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All Nebraska pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Papil... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Papilllion

There's a segment of the Papilllion area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160... Read More

Papilllion Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Papillion in Papilllion is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Nebraska are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's ... Read More

Gas Savings in Papilllion: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Papilllion increase the cost of living for Nebraska drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Papilllion vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Papilllion

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Papilllion, Nebraska, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Papilllion streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard accelerati... Read More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in or... Read More

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