Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

April 25, 2021

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Appleton Drivers

March 7, 2021

Appleton residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to... More

Fuel Injection Basics for Appleton

November 29, 2020

All modern Appleton vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Appleton drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the en... More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

November 8, 2020

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Appleton use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Tire & A... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

January 16, 2020

The team at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton, and Wisconsin car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Appleton drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we al... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

December 1, 2019

Appleton residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Appleton

October 27, 2019

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Appleton area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur con... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

September 29, 2019

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course ... More

Diesel Maintenance for Wisconsin

February 18, 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... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Appleton

December 30, 2018

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Appleton, Wisconsin, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Appleton streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration ju... More