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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

Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

Video: Many Appleton drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the interna... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton and the Maintenance Mindset

Video: When it comes to their vehicles, some Appleton residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Appleton drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance, but j... Read More

Easy Miles – Do Appleton Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Video: Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant rate o... Read More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Appleton Vehicle

Video: Appleton drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Wisconsin come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Appleton area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of ... Read More

Hey Appleton Drivers, How Many Miles Are On Your Car?

Video: Nowadays, Appleton drivers are paying more at Appleton gas pumps. For some families in the greater Appleton area, it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Wisconsin are putting off buying a new car. They pla... Read More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Appleton?

Video:   Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Appleton?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Wisconsin – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. Ne... Read More

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