Car Care Tips

All About Your TPMS In Kentwood

Kentwood motorists know that under-inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Michigan auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires. It's hard for many Kentwood d... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE)

Your car is important to you and keeping it running properly is vital to your Kentwood lifestyle. That's why you're smart to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) in Kentwood. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by aut... Read More

Keeping Your Engine Cool In Kentwood, Michigan

The cooling system keeps Michigan motorists's engines from overheating while they are driving around Kentwood, East Grand Rapids and Wyoming. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen. The radiat... Read More

Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) Vehicle Maintenance Tips and Videos: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belt’s vital job is to make sure that all of this happens... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Grand Rapids, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Michigan streets? How can you tell on your SUV? While there may be legal requirements for the Grand Rapids area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates. 2/32 is the depth o... Read More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE)

A lot of us Kentwood motorists like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We’re picky about color and body style. We’ll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Michigan drivers to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels. Wheels come in thou... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids For Grand Rapids Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Grand Rapids auto owners. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for Ke... Read More

Drive Defensively In Michigan

Car care is an important part of auto safety in Kentwood. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Michigan roads is to drive safely. Defensive driving is safe driving. And defensive driving is all about attitude. You have to decide that you will be a safe driv... Read More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean. Today’s production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to tim... Read More

Helping Kentwood Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Kentwood vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures.... Read More

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