All Appleton service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coo...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 25, 2019
At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Wisconsin friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know th...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 18, 2019
Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Appleton drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 11, 2019
There’s not much Appleton drivers can do about the price of gas in
Wisconsin, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave sto...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on February 04, 2019