Timing Belt

February 24, 2019

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Grand Rapids

February 18, 2019

Every Grand Rapids car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced.... More

Battery Basics for Grand Rapids

February 11, 2019

It's important for Grand Rapids drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Michigan weather. Most Grand Rapids area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle en... More

Stay Safe in Grand Rapids by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

February 4, 2019

We don't want to think about it, but each Grand Rapids resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Michigan rescue workers. Rescue workers and Grand Rapids police are well awa... More