When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)

January 16, 2022

There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others. One is the air bag light. If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their job. Automakers began installing air bags in the late 1990's since they were mandatory in the United State... More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

January 9, 2022

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

January 2, 2022

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

January 1, 2022

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator. The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... More

Tire Maintenance in Grand Haven

December 26, 2021

With the recent focus in the Grand Haven area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Grand Haven drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

December 19, 2021

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Breathe New Life into Your Engine (MAF sensor replacement)

December 12, 2021

If youve noticed your vehicle is hard to start, stalling, or has lost power, the culprit may be a part with an odd name: the MAF sensor. You may have never even heard of a MAF sensor, but its important that it be working correctly, or you may be experiencing some fairly significant engine issues... More

Grand Haven Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

December 5, 2021

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Grand Haven drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Grand Haven drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are mos... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

November 28, 2021

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

November 21, 2021

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More