PCV Valve Replacement

September 29, 2022

Hello Grand Haven , let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Grand Haven in Grand Haven

September 25, 2022

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

August 30, 2022

Like everything in the Michigan automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Michigan drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Grand Haven roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your periphera... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Grand Haven in Grand Haven

August 16, 2022

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Grand Haven road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pu... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

August 6, 2022

Local Grand Haven roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Grand Ha... More

Grand Haven Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

August 19, 2018

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Grand Haven , fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crank... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

July 10, 2018

Modern vehicles in and around Grand Haven run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Grand Haven drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. Thi... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Grand Haven

August 29, 2016

Today we want to talk to Grand Haven drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even tho... More

Timing Belt

March 7, 2016

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Holland Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

February 2, 2016

Improved fuel economy has two benefits for Grand Haven drivers: less fuel is necessary and fewer emissions are released. Holland cars and trucks run cleaner than ever. Grand Haven auto owners may not realize that the first federally mandated pollution control device came out alm... More