Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

August 22, 2022

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Appleton, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton service advisor tha... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Appleton, Wisconsin

July 25, 2022

Every car in Appleton, Wisconsin, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense ... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

July 22, 2022

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Appleton, Wisconsin, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Appleton drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandab... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

August 8, 2021

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton?

March 29, 2020

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... More

The Best Test

January 20, 2020

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

August 25, 2019

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More

Lease or Buy?

February 11, 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 pays d... More

Differential Service in Appleton, Wisconsin - What You Need to Know

September 10, 2018

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Appleton, Wisconsin, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differenti... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Appleton

September 2, 2018

One Appleton automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Appleton, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and tr... More