Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Papilllion, Nebraska

September 19, 2021

The median age for cars in the Papilllion, Nebraska area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Papillion we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Papilllion area, bring it into Tuffy Papillion for high-mileage mai... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

September 12, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

September 5, 2021

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More

The Tuffy Papillion Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

August 29, 2021

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Papilllion area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Papilllion can cons... More

The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)

August 22, 2021

You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home. You put your key in the ignition and oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic. There are some things you can do to get going again. The first thing to do is see if you have a locking steering wheel... More

Don't Neglect Your Spare (Spare Tire Care)

August 15, 2021

If you've ever had a flat tire, then you know welcome it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape and easy to get to. Problem is many of us don't even give our spare tire (if we even have one) a second thought. If you have an SUV or truck with a spare, it may be mounted o... More

Tracking True in Nebraska: Wheel Alignment in Papilllion

August 8, 2021

The biggest issue for Papilllion area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Tuffy Papillion in Papilllion... More

Out with the Old (Vehicle Parts that Wear Out)

August 1, 2021

Some drivers don't pay any attention to their vehicles until something breaks. Others take them into their service repair facility for maintenance even before a problem develops. Still, even if you fit into the second group, there are some parts on a vehicle that will simply wear out over time.... More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

July 25, 2021

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Papillion: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

July 18, 2021

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Papilllion.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More