Car Care Tips

January 2018

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

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, ... Read More

Shake It up in Appleton!: Why Wheel Balancing

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 ... Read More

Stay Safe in Appleton by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

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... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 with... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Appleton Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 ... Read More

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