Hello Appleton - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, yo...
Posted in Drive Train
on March 29, 2020
Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o...
Posted in Fluids
on March 22, 2020
At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton we've had a lot of Appleton customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Wisconsin. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine ye...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 15, 2020
Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date.A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on March 08, 2020
You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why.Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes...
Posted in Oil Change
on March 01, 2020