Knowing how their engine works can help Grand Rapids drivers make informed decisions about car 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 do...
Posted in Timing Belt
on December 27, 2016
When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your altern...
Posted in Fluids
on December 18, 2016
When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Grand Rapids professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Grand Rapids service center will not...
Posted in Service Standards
on December 12, 2016
Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Grand Rapids, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Grand Rapids drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accid...
Posted in Drive Train
on December 04, 2016
Wiper blades are critically important to Grand Rapids drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Grand Rapids drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with the...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on November 30, 2016
At Tuffy Grand Rapids we get a lot of Grand Rapids drivers asking about car trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Michigan , so it's important to know that the car is up to the task and won't leave you strande...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 20, 2016
Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to lo...
Posted in Suspension
on November 13, 2016
In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free".Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Grand Rapids Bi...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 07, 2016
When Grand Rapids drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Grand Rapids drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 30, 2016
Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows, and everything you plug into the...
Posted in Battery
on October 24, 2016