Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Appleton. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are ex...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on June 14, 2018
Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Appleton on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considere...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 05, 2018
Everyone in Appleton, Wisconsin, knows we are advised to go to our Appleton dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Appleton residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/sh...
Posted in Service Intervals
on May 27, 2018
Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North America...
Posted in Diesel Maintenance
on May 21, 2018
Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Appleton drivers. A lot of us in Appleton don't know what a differential is or what it's ...
Posted in Differential Service
on May 15, 2018
Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton service advisor...
Posted in Fluids
on May 07, 2018
Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have ...
Posted in Suspension
on April 29, 2018
Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Appleton drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't li...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on April 22, 2018
With the recent focus in the Appleton area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Appleton drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 17, 2018
The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shift...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 08, 2018