Your serpentine belt drives vital engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some vehicles it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulleys and the accessories. S...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on February 26, 2016
Most Papillion car owners are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurize...
Posted in Steering
on February 20, 2016
Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, Youve gotta have good brakes. If youve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble. Thats why a regular brake inspection is on every Papillion driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Papilli...
Posted in Brakes
on February 19, 2016
Today at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Papillion we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. Youve probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Papillion area. Som...
Posted in Warranty
on February 18, 2016
Papillion drivers love their cars. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road its great! But theres nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now Papillion drivers cant always ...
Posted in Alignment
on February 18, 2016
Hello Papillion drivers, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely vital PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where y...
Posted in Parts
on February 17, 2016
Here is a questions for bright Papillion car owners What is a cabin air filter? Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
A fresh, piney scent?
A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air be...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 16, 2016
The automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Papillion would like to give Papillion car owners an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmissi...
Posted in Fluids
on February 15, 2016
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Papillion drivers think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Papillion is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 ...
Posted in Exhaust
on February 14, 2016
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Papillion, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Papillion servi...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 13, 2016