Busting Automotive Myths in Grand Rapids, Michigan

August 14, 2022

Myths passed around our Grand Rapids, Michigan community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern de... More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

August 14, 2022

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... More

Tire Maintenance in Grand Rapids

August 13, 2022

With the recent focus in the Grand Rapids area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Grand Rapids drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving... More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Grand Rapids

August 12, 2022

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Grand Rapids, Michigan Vehicle

August 11, 2022

How do Grand Rapids drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Michigan consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Michigan seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked... More

Easy Miles ? Do Grand Rapids Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

August 10, 2022

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons... More

Questions to Ask Your Grand Rapids Service Advisor

August 9, 2022

We find that a lot of Grand Rapids drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. May... More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Grand Rapids

August 8, 2022

Hello Grand Rapids! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace the... More

Tuffy Grand Rapids Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

August 7, 2022

Hello Michigan ! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Grand Rapids

August 7, 2022

The hottest Michigan news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Grand Rapids. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Grand Rapi... More