Timing Belt Replacement in Grand Rapids

September 25, 2022

Today we want to talk to Grand Rapids 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

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Grand Rapids

September 18, 2022

The hottest Michigan news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Grand Rapids. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Grand Rapid... More

Budget for Maintenance in Grand Rapids

September 11, 2022

Sometimes busy Grand Rapids residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Michigan in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly redu... More

Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd. Automotive Tips: Alternator

September 4, 2022

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats 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 p... More

Winter Tires

August 28, 2022

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Grand Rapids driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Michigan, winter tires differed from highway tires only i... More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd. in Grand Rapids

August 21, 2022

Warm weather or cold, Grand Rapids drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Grand Rapids people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd., we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance s... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

August 14, 2022

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

August 7, 2022

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Grand Rapids drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's under... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd. in Grand Rapids

July 31, 2022

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 the battery. Without the alternator, the... More

The Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd. Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

July 24, 2022

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Grand Rapids area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Grand Rapids can ... More