The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, ...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on January 29, 2018
Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance.
When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 23, 2018
We don't want to think about it, but each Appleton resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Wisconsin rescue workers.
Rescue workers and Appleton police are well aware of th...
Posted in Emergency Items
on January 14, 2018
Have you ever had an experience like this in Appleton, Wisconsin? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but sta...
Posted in Dashboard
on January 08, 2018
When people in Appleton talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Wisconsin? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or ou...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on January 04, 2018