Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton

July 7, 2022

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Appleton drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Wisconsin to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pro... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Appleton Drivers

June 29, 2022

Knowing how their engine works can help Appleton drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down wh... More

Transmission Care in Appleton, Wisconsin

June 28, 2022

Do you have any plans around Appleton, Wisconsin, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's... More

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 charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... 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 of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... 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 understa... 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 shifting gea... 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 w... More