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Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Appleton, Wisconsin


Appleton auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Appleton, Wisconsin are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of you.

A vehicle's engine creates a lot of heat - so much heat, that if it is not properly cooled, the engine can lock up, resulting in massive damage and repair bills. But when everything is working right, your vehicle engine operates at the proper temperature and all is well. Without antifreeze in your cooling system, the water could freeze and cause vehicle engine damage. This could be very expensive, not to mention inconvenient.

The right mix of water and antifreeze protects the engine against damage from freezing and overheating. Antifreeze also protects the coolant system against corrosion that could cause the system to fail. The thing to remember is this: coolant system failure is very common, but it is also very easy to prevent. Your Appleton service center knows the 's recommendations, and can tell you when the coolant needs to be changed. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton, we can perform a coolant system service.

Appleton auto owners can add water or antifreeze to the bottle themselves, but should be careful. First, you never want to open the radiator pressure cap. The steam could severely burn you. Second, try to get to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton immediately if your coolant is low. If that is not possible, follow the directions in your owner's manual. Third, remember that you need a proper mixture of water and antifreeze, or you will damage your engine. If you make an emergency addition to your cooling system, follow-up with a service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton where they can make necessary corrections. Fourth, not all cars use the same type of antifreeze.

Appleton technicians will need to check their vehicles owner's manual to make sure they use the right kind. Mixing antifreeze types or using the wrong kind of antifreeze may void the manufacturer’s warranty on your vehicle cooling system. If you're not sure, ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton for guidance.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton
2940 E. College Ave.
Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
920-954-8500

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