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The Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Omaha vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – thing... Read More

Battery Basics for Omaha

It's important for Omaha drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Nebraska weather. Most Omaha 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.However,... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Omaha Drivers

When people in Omaha talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Nebraska? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) we've had a lot of Omaha customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Nebraska. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of ... Read More

Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Omaha residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium... Read More

Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Omaha Drivers

Hello Omaha! Today's Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd n... Read More

Omaha Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Omaha drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Omaha drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trip... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Omaha (Evans St)

For those of you in Omaha, Nebraska who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 make... Read More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) in Omaha

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Omaha drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heavy ... Read More

Under Pressure in Omaha: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Omaha, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. S... Read More

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