Car Care Tips

Engine Hydration for Appleton Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

Video: The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Brake Noise

Video: Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Appleton. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are ex... Read More

Appleton Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Appleton on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds... Read More

Recommended Appleton Service Intervals

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Everyone in Appleton, Wisconsin, knows we are advised to go to our Appleton dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious Appleton residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with ... Read More

What's up with Diesels in Appleton?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicle... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Appleton drivers. A lot of us in Appleton d... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy T... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Appleton

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bu... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Appleton Drivers

Video: Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Appleton drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't li... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Appleton

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. With the recent focus in the Appleton area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Appleton drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they'r... Read More

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