PCV Valve Replacement

August 19, 2022

Hello Appleton, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil han... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

August 15, 2022

Local Appleton roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Appleton wou... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

August 13, 2022

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Appleton road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump -... More

Timing Belt

November 25, 2018

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Appleton

July 24, 2018

Today we want to talk to Appleton drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though ... More

Appleton Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

November 29, 2016

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Appleton, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaf... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

August 21, 2016

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Timing Belt

January 5, 2016

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly expensive repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's Appleton car owners take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our essential timing belt. First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engi... More

Serpentine Belt Service At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton In Appleton

October 30, 2014

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Appleton interstate? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the batter... More

Emergency Items For Your SUV

October 14, 2014

Local Appleton roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip. Your close-to-home kit for aroun... More