Car Care Tips

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Michigan was heading to work on a hot July day and no... Read More

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Kentwood auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Michigan .Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical ... Read More

Battery Basics for Kentwood

It's important for Kentwood drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Michigan weather. Most Kentwood area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. H... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Grand Rapids area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is ... Read More

Gas Savings in Kentwood: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Kentwood increase the cost of living for Michigan  drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Kentwood vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like sc... Read More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) a Good One

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE)?

Hello Kentwood - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So yo... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Kentwood

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 Kentwood. 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 Kent... Read More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Kentwood

A lot of people get custom wheels in Kentwood. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy... Read More

Kentwood Exhaust and Emissions Service

Many Kentwood 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 Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) is really a lot more comprehensiv... Read More

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