Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

January 29, 2018

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so t... More

Shake It up in Appleton!: Why Wheel Balancing

January 23, 2018

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Stay Safe in Appleton by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

January 14, 2018

We don't want to think about it, but each Appleton resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Wisconsin rescue workers. Rescue workers and Appleton police are well aware of th... More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

January 8, 2018

Have you ever had an experience like this in Appleton, Wisconsin? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stay... More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Appleton Drivers

January 4, 2018

When people in Appleton talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Wisconsin? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or ou... More