Car Care Tips

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Grand Haven in Grand Haven

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges your car battery. Without the a... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Grand Haven , Michigan

The median age for cars in the Grand Haven , Michigan area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Grand Haven we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Grand Haven area, bring it into Tuffy Grand Haven for h... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Grand Haven , Michigan

Everyone in Grand Haven , Michigan eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Grand Haven , it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several... Read More

Tuffy Grand Haven 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

Know Your Towing Limits in Grand Haven

Some Grand Haven drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Grand Haven , you should be aware of safety issues, Michigan towing laws, and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is... Read More

Wiper Blades in Michigan

If you're gonna drive around the Grand Haven area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Grand Haven: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Grand Haven residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but somet... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Grand Haven in Grand Haven

When we Grand Haven residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Grand Haven: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Grand Haven drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other objec... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Grand Haven

When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Grand Haven drivers know how it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are ... Read More

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