Car Care Tips

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Grand Rapids Drivers

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... Read More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Grand Rapids

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... Read More

How Does Tuffy Grand Rapids Know What to Recommend?

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... Read More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Grand Rapids

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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Grand Rapids: Wiper Blade Options

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... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

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... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Grand Rapids

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... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

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... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

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... Read More

Tuffy Grand Rapids Automotive Tips: Alternator

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... Read More

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