Car Care Tips

June 2016

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

Video: If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges your car battery. Without the alternator... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

Video: 90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Appleton drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace th... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

Video: The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Appleton drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight And Your Wisconsin Driving

Video: Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from here to Appleton knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Appleton area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror. Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger com... Read More

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