I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)

November 27, 2022

Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors, Elmer Berger first patented a rearview mirror that was mounted on the front fenders, on the spare... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Waukesha

November 20, 2022

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Wisconsin news. Waukesha people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Waukesha motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commu... More

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Waukesha in Waukesha

November 13, 2022

With Waukesha gas prices being what they are, many of us in Wisconsin are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Waukesha area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Wis... More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

November 6, 2022

If you've ever been driving around Waukesha and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field o... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

October 30, 2022

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Chilly Warning (Diagnosing a Noise in Cold Vehicle)

October 23, 2022

When the weather gets colder, sometimes the noises your vehicle makes will change. For example, you may notice a whining sound when you get going in the morning. It may go away when the vehicle warms up, but it's best not to ignore that sound because it could be a warning of worse things to com... More

Breathe Free in Waukesha: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Waukesha

October 16, 2022

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Waukesha drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to the f... More

Differential Service in Waukesha, Wisconsin - What You Need to Know

October 9, 2022

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Waukesha, Wisconsin, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differenti... More

The Little Valve that Could (PCV Valve Replacement)

October 2, 2022

It's easy to get letters like PVC and PCV mixed up. PVC is a plastic that's used in a lot of things, especially plumbing pipes. And PCV is a valve that helps your engine burn off excess fumes rather than having them pollute our atmosphere. PCV stands for positive crankcase ventilation. When y... More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Waukesha

September 25, 2022

Night driving in Waukesha is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can'... More