Car Care Tips

Bellevue Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

Video: The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Bellevue, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaf... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Bellevue

Video: Some Bellevue drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Bellevue, you should be aware of safety issues, NE towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe tow... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue in Bellevue

Video: Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Bellevue road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump ... Read More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue

Video: Hello Bellevue! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them mo... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Bellevue Vehicle

Video: Imagine you've left Bellevue and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you down. ... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Video: Bellevue drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the stee... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Bellevue, NE Vehicle

Video: How do Bellevue drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect NE consumers against mileage fraud. It says a NE seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Bellevue, NE, s... Read More

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue

Video: Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue for a check up.In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean f... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... Read More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

Video: The price of gas in NE has got people in Bellevue talking. It seems that Bellevue folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel econo... Read More

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