Hello Omaha drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Omaha, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: ...
Posted in Fluids
on January 10, 2021
Do you have any plans around Omaha, Nebraska, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's sto...
Posted in Timing Belt
on January 03, 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 ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on January 01, 2021
No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on December 27, 2020
More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on December 20, 2020
Many Omaha car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filte...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 13, 2020
You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example...
Posted in Tires
on December 06, 2020
Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Omaha auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Nebraska.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usuall...
Posted in Cooling System
on November 29, 2020
So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of your trips ar...
Posted in Service Intervals
on November 22, 2020
When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 15, 2020