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Battery Basics for Appleton

Video: It's important for Appleton drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Wisconsin weather. Most Appleton area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. H... Read More

Appleton Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

Video: Improved The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine.When you are diving around Appleton fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the cra... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Video: Modern Appleton vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – th... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Appleton Drivers

Video: All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Appleton drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even c... Read More

Appleton Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Video: Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Appleton drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Appleton drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of you... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Appleton, Wisconsin

Video: Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Wisconsin environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Appleton very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Appleton are... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Appleton

Video: There's a segment of the Appleton area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as a hundred thousand miles. So t... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Video: Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

Video: When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Appleton Car Owners

Video: A generation ago, Appleton drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Appleton shop every year or two for repairs se... Read More

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