Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Radiator Service

August 27, 2022

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Appleton, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine... More

Keep Your Cool in Appleton

August 6, 2022

Appleton drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the c... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

July 3, 2022

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

May 1, 2022

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Not So Hot in Appleton

January 1, 2022

When the weather turns cold, it's nice to crank up the furnace and enjoy the heat. But if your home's furnace doesn't work, it's not too comfortable. Same goes with your vehicle. When the heater's not working, things can get miserable. It could also signal some major problems, which we'll discuss... More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

October 17, 2021

Appleton residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Wisconsin temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it h... More

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