Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

January 24, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Cooling System Components

January 1, 2021

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Appleton auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Wisconsin.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system us... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

November 1, 2020

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

June 14, 2020

Anyone who drives a car in Appleton knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Goo... More

Smart Appleton Drivers Protect Against Overheating

May 26, 2019

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Appleton d... More

Water Pump

May 5, 2019

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like t... More

Engine Hydration for Appleton Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

June 19, 2018

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Appleton, Wisconsin

July 24, 2017

The cooling system keeps Wisconsin vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Appleton. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Appleton drivers ass... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Appleton, Wisconsin

September 4, 2016

Appleton auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Appleton, Wisconsin are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take goo... More

Cool Running in Appleton

February 25, 2016

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself... More