STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

February 7, 2021

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

November 15, 2020

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Power Steering Service

April 19, 2020

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Steering Clear in Appleton

September 8, 2019

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

December 9, 2018

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Appleton auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The c... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Appleton

August 2, 2016

Power steering is standard on nearly every car and truck in Appleton, Wisconsin these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at ... More

Defensive Driving In Appleton Wisconsin

June 18, 2015

There was a man in Appleton who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Wisconsin highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to hom... More

Steer Right In Appleton

February 10, 2015

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Appleton auto owners have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your SUV steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent yea... More