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...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on May 30, 2017
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...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on May 23, 2017
Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Appleton drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Wisconsin who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack o...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 15, 2017
One topic that hits the news in Wisconsin on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Wisconsin drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Appleton who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel econom...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 07, 2017
Most Appleton drivers don't even think about their air conditioner.
Now here's a tip for Appleton vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Wisconsin winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out.
The air conditioner actually removes some of ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on May 02, 2017