All new passenger vehicles on our Grand Haven , Michigan , roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 28, 2017
We don't want to think about it, but each Grand Haven 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 Haven police are well awa...
Posted in Emergency Items
on August 21, 2017
Many Grand Haven residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Grand Haven is really a lot more comprehensive these days...
Posted in Exhaust
on August 18, 2017
The cooling system keeps Michigan vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Grand Haven . Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Grand Haven d...
Posted in Cooling System
on August 06, 2017
A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Grand Haven area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives.
Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Grand Haven can ...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 31, 2017
If you've ever been driving around Grand Haven and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect...
Posted in Maintenance
on July 24, 2017
When people in Grand Haven talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Michigan ? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see throu...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on July 18, 2017
It seems like everywhere you go in the Grand Haven area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Michigan auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormo...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on July 10, 2017
Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Grand Haven drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Grand Haven . You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down...
Posted in Timing Belt
on July 05, 2017
Some Grand Haven vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Grand Haven and other Grand Haven auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.
Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Grand Haven for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Grand Haven area, automotive d...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 26, 2017