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The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for  Appleton auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The... Read More

Arrive Alive in Appleton

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Appleton. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Wisconsin roads.The truth is tha... Read More

Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylin... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  Hey Appleton area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Wisconsin streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Appleton area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-sec... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Appleton. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better... Read More

Breathe Free in Appleton: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Appleton drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar... Read More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in or... Read More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Appleton Drivers

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Appleton auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Appleton Motorists

Some Appleton vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton and other Appleton auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a ... Read More

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