Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

February 14, 2021

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Transmission Care in Omaha, Nebraska

January 3, 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... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Omaha (Evans St): Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

April 26, 2020

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Omaha drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensi... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Omaha (Evans St)

January 12, 2020

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Omaha. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of techn... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Omaha

September 2, 2018

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Omaha drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmissi... More

Omaha Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

August 12, 2018

Any Omaha driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Omaha residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Omaha (Evans St): Timing Belt Overview

July 16, 2018

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Omaha. The timing belts important job is ... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Omaha Drivers

May 14, 2018

Knowing how their engine works can help Omaha drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and dow... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Omaha

April 24, 2017

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do wit... More

The Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

February 19, 2017

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Omaha drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Omaha. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift fo... More