Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

October 17, 2021

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

October 10, 2021

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface. But they don't last forever. With care and ... More

Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)

October 3, 2021

Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments. But when they break, oh, what a pain. Not only is it inconvenient, it may leave your seat position too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals. This is ... More

No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)

September 26, 2021

If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center: Timing Belt Overview

September 19, 2021

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 Lewis Center. The timing belts important ... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

September 12, 2021

Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Lewis Center conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't mov... More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center in Lewis Center

September 5, 2021

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Lewis Center drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, ... More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

August 29, 2021

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself. And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ... More

What Lewis Center Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center

August 22, 2021

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center for our Lewis Center customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Lewis Center area customers. Even though we try to be pr... More

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

August 15, 2021

Hello Lewis Center! 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 the... More