You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it.
A driver noticed his vehicl...
Posted in Fluids
on March 31, 2019
Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle. It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 24, 2019
Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn tha...
Posted in Fluids
on March 17, 2019
With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on March 10, 2019
If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Appleton, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as y...
Posted in Fluids
on March 03, 2019
All Appleton service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.
The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates c...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 25, 2019
At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Wisconsin friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not k...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 18, 2019
Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Appleton drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance th...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 11, 2019
There’s not much Appleton drivers can do about the price of gas in
Wisconsin, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave sto...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on February 04, 2019
Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Appleton drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 27, 2019