Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd. Engine Air Filter Replacement

November 28, 2021

When your experienced Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd. technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filt... More

Grand Rapids Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

November 21, 2021

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Grand Rapids on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered s... More

Timing Belt

November 14, 2021

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

Trickle Down Technology

November 7, 2021

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... More

Tuffy Grand Rapids - Cascade Rd. Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

October 31, 2021

All Grand Rapids service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolan... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Grand Rapids Drivers

October 24, 2021

Hello, Grand Rapids residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Grand Rapids auto owners don't need to filter... More

Breathe Deep in Grand Rapids With a New Cabin Air Filter

October 17, 2021

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Grand Rapids auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 ... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

October 10, 2021

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

Economics of Maintenance for Grand Rapids Auto Owners

October 8, 2021

Buying a new car in Grand Rapids is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Grand Rapids who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be havi... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

October 3, 2021

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Grand Rapids... More