Car Care Tips

Stay Safe in Appleton by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

Video: 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... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Video: 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... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Appleton Drivers

Video: 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... Read More

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Appleton

Video: Many Appleton drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a A... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Passing the Smell Test

Video: The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Appleton residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Wisconsin folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we fo... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Automotive Tips: Alternator

Video: Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Appleton.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton for Better Performance

Video: A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Appleton: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

Video: Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Appleton drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Appleton d... Read More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Appleton, Wisconsin

Video: No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Appleton, Wisconsin, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Appleton, Wisconsin, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle  free of charge. ... Read More

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