Exhaust Service at Tuffy Grand Haven in Grand Haven

October 1, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Grand Haven residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Grand Haven is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control com... 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

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

Tuffy Grand Haven Service for Your Exhaust System

September 12, 2021

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

September 23, 2018

Most Grand Haven drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ... More

Tuffy Grand Haven Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

June 24, 2018

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Grand Haven

April 16, 2018

Hello Grand Haven ! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Michigan vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States governmen... More

Grand Haven Exhaust and Emissions Service

August 18, 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.For exam... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Grand Haven: Passing the Smell Test

December 13, 2016

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 sometimes w... More