Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

July 25, 2021

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

July 18, 2021

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Wiper Blades in Wisconsin

July 11, 2021

If you're gonna drive around the Appleton area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your w... More

How Tired Are Your Tires? (Tire replacement)

July 4, 2021

Of the things you think about most, your tires are probably pretty far down the list. Thats understandable because todays tires are engineered to do their job without needing you to pay too much attention to them. But they DO wear out, and worn tires can contribute to skidding in bad weather, not... More

Poor Reflections (Door Mirror Problems)

June 27, 2021

Mirror, mirror on the door, why is my vision there so poor? Well, you could have a broken outside rearview mirror that's disabled your blind spot vision there and endangering your ability to see some of the traffic around you. Outside rearview (or door) mirrors are important safety devices that ... More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

June 20, 2021

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton we get a lot of Appleton drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Wisconsin, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task an... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

June 13, 2021

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Appleton drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Engine Air Filter Replacement

June 6, 2021

When your experienced Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your... More

The Byte Stuff (Your Vehicle's Computers)

May 30, 2021

Nobody has to tell you that computers are a part of so many things in our lives. Smartphones, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, televisions. You name itit has a computer in it. And your vehicle is no exception. The earliest cars relied on the technology of their time, and there was no such ... More

Weather Station on Wheels (Vehicle Sensor Maintenance)

May 23, 2021

You probably never thought about it, but your vehicle is like a rolling weather station. It can check the outside temperature, let you know when the roads are slippery and help you deal with rain. And how it does all those things is pretty cool. First, just like any weather station, a vehicle ha... More