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Hitting the Brakes in Appleton

Video: Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Appleton drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. Th... Read More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Wisconsin: Winter Car Prep for Appleton Drivers

Video: When autumn comes around in Appleton, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Appleton drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Appleton ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Serpentine Belt Overview

Video: The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by th... Read More

Saving Lives in Appleton with Tire Pressure

Video: All new passenger vehicles on our Appleton, Wisconsin, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is tha... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Appleton Motorists

Video: Appleton residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in th... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Menu Board

Video: Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Appleton, Wisconsin, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: 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, ... Read More

Shake It up in Appleton!: Why Wheel Balancing

Video: 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... Read More

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

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