Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

January 19, 2020

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

October 20, 2019

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which c... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Appleton

September 22, 2019

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One o... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton

November 4, 2018

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Appleton. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better u... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

April 8, 2018

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shift... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

November 28, 2017

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Appleton.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing be... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Appleton

September 13, 2016

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Appleton drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

June 12, 2016

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Appleton drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton: Timing Belt Overview

February 27, 2016

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Appleton. The timing belts important job ... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Guide To Caring For Your Transmission

February 20, 2016

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Appleton drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Appleton. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift f... More