Car Care Tips

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

Maintaining Your Older Car in Appleton, Wisconsin

Video: The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Appleton, Wisconsin: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Appleton motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because ... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Appleton Autos

Video: If you are a driver in Appleton and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it d... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Appleton

Video: When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Appleton drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission ... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Appleton, Wisconsin

Video: 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 ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Appleton Vehicle

Video: If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Appleton area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to ... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

Video: Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine.  A clogged... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Battery Testing

Video: The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Appleton drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new o... Read More


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