When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc...
Posted in Drive Train
on October 20, 2019
What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 13, 2019
With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicle...
Posted in none
on October 06, 2019
Sometimes we hear people in Grand Haven say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming inc...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 29, 2019
Many Grand Haven drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in conta...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on September 22, 2019
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Grand Haven we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be rep...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on September 15, 2019
You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar...
Posted in Oil Change
on September 08, 2019
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on September 01, 2019
The automotive professionals at Tuffy Grand Haven would like to give Grand Haven drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day....
Posted in Fluids
on August 25, 2019
With Grand Haven gas prices being what they are, many of us in Michigan are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Grand Haven area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fue...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on August 18, 2019