Busted! Air Conditioning (Air Conditioning Maintenance)

June 2, 2024

Your vehicle's air conditioning is something you count on when the weather heats up. But there's bound to be a day when you turn it on and one of these things happens: Only warm air blows out Cold air starts blowing out but then it turns warm on its own It's not blowing air at all It blows smel... More

Losing Your Cool (Why is My Air Conditioning System Not Working?)

March 10, 2024

When you turn on the air conditioning in your vehicle, you expect cool air to come out of the vents. You depend on it, especially in hot weather, but it can also be important in humid weather when you need it to help defrost your windows and windshield. The air conditioning system has a lot of p... More

Your Vehicle's Hissy Fit (AC System)

December 17, 2023

When you hear hissing sounds coming from your vehicle, you might start thinking the worst. One type of hissing coming from around your air conditioner may be a normal sound, or it could be a sign of serious trouble. First - the normal sound. When you turn off your vehicle, the refrigerant goes... More

A Hot Mess (AC System-Compresser)

June 11, 2023

Air conditioning used to be a real luxury in a vehicle, but now it's standard in most. Your vehicle's air conditioning system is built to last a pretty long time, but like anything mechanical, sometimes it fails. It helps to know a little about how the A/C works. There's a compressor that press... More

I'm Cool With That (AC Exchange)

March 5, 2023

On a hot day, you want your vehicle's air conditioning to work. When the air blowing out of your vents isn't cold, it's easy to think, "I'll just take it by the shop and have them top off my refrigerant." But while some people think air conditioning is that simple, it's actually not. If your ref... More

Air Conditioning Service in Grand Rapids

October 3, 2022

Hey Grand Rapids! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Grand Rapids drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention fr... More

Keep Your Cool in Grand Rapids: Air Conditioning Service

July 12, 2022

Most Grand Rapids drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for Grand Rapids vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Michigan winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes ... More

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids

June 30, 2022

Most Michigan auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Grand Rapids: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

February 20, 2022

Grand Rapids drivers know that if their air conditioning system isnt making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, t... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Grand Rapids: Air Conditioning Inspection

May 31, 2020

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Grand Rapids require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also s... More