Keeping Your Cool (Coolant System)

November 27, 2022

No matter what the weather is like outside, your internal combustion engine expects to keep its cool all the time, even when it's really cold. That's because engines create the power that moves you to your destination by a series of tiny explosions of a fuel and air mixture. In turn, that genera... More

Don't Blow a Gasket! (Valve Cover Gasket Replacement)

November 20, 2022

When you head out to your vehicle after it's been parked and notice oil leaking underneath it, that's something to have looked at right away. Oil leaks mean your oil level is probably low and running a vehicle in that condition can lead to expensive repairs. While there are many reasons oil leak... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Grand Haven: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

November 13, 2022

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Grand Haven . It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Grand Haven drivers that visit Tuffy Grand Haven is contamina... More

Getting New Tires in Grand Haven ?

November 6, 2022

There are so many tire choices in the Grand Haven area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Grand Haven area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with ... More

I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)

October 30, 2022

Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors, Elmer Berger first patented a rearview mirror that was mounted on the front fenders, on the spare... More

Go With the Flow (MAF Sensor Replacement)

October 23, 2022

A driver brought her vehicle into the shop the other day and told us how she was getting lousy fuel economy and that the engine was running rough. Plus, the Check Engine light was on. Our technician checked the code the engine had generated (why the Check Engine light was on) and found the prob... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

October 16, 2022

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Grand Haven

October 11, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Grand Haven area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Grand Haven area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there probl... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

October 10, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Grand Haven driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Grand Haven will c... More

Trip Inspection at Tuffy Grand Haven in Grand Haven

October 9, 2022

Grand Haven area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Grand Haven drivers can'... More