Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

June 27, 2016

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

June 22, 2016

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Appleton drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace the... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

June 12, 2016

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Appleton drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Wisconsin Driving

June 7, 2016

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Appleton knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Appleton area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment ... More