Car Care Tips

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Kentwood

There’s not much Kentwood drivers can do about the price of gas in 
Michigan , but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave sto... Read More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news… anything but the sound of the vehicle itself.And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE): Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Kentwood drivers often associate our wheels being "knocked" out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.W... Read More

A Bright Idea

You've probably noticed how much easier it is to see when you're driving in the daytime as opposed to at night. It's one of the main reasons about half of all fatal vehicle accidents happen when it's dark.That's why it's important that your vehicle's headlights are in top condition and working t... Read More

Should Kentwood Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that "severe service" schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE): Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Kentwood drivers often associate our wheels being "knocked" out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.... Read More

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 sy... 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 th... Read More

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