Keep Your Appleton Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

October 18, 2020

Hey Appleton - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very imp... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

July 5, 2020

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Busting Automotive Myths in Appleton, Wisconsin

June 28, 2020

Myths passed around our Appleton, Wisconsin community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decede... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

March 15, 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... More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

January 15, 2020

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Appleton car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Appleton, Wisconsin, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.... More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Appleton

November 24, 2019

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton for a checkup and he said that he read on th... More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

November 17, 2019

Appleton area residents may remember when the U.S. government's Cash for Clunkers program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Appleton drivers want ... More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

August 18, 2019

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

February 25, 2019

All Appleton service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coo... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

September 16, 2018

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Appleton streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of... More