Car Care Tips

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Appleton, Wisconsin

Video: The cooling system keeps Wisconsin vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Appleton. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Appleton drivers associate... Read More

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

Video: With Appleton gas prices being what they are, many of us in Wisconsin are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Appleton area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Wis... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Appleton

Video: The hottest Wisconsin news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Appleton. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Appleton can ... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Appleton

Video: Some Appleton 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 Appleton, you should be aware of safety issues, Wisconsin towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for s... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Video: The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Appleton to al... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Appleton

Video: As Appleton consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Wisconsin, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our... Read More

How Much is Enough for Appleton Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Video: Most Appleton drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the te... Read More

Recommended Service Intervals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

Video: Most people in the Appleton area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. S... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

Video: When Appleton drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Appleton drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks an... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Appleton drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not comp... Read More

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