Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE)

September 19, 2021

Hello Kentwood! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them mo... More

Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)

September 12, 2021

There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet. They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant velocity. CV axles are mainly used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. They're also us... More

Wash Me, Wash Me Right (How to Wash a Vehicle)

September 5, 2021

Most would agree they'd rather drive around in a clean, shiny vehicle than one coated with a layer of dirt. When warmer weather comes around, some of us are bound and determined to wash our own vehicles. And to protect the paint and its luster, there are a few things to keep in mind when you ge... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

August 29, 2021

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)

August 22, 2021

The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid. But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened. Usually, opening any hood is a 2-step process. You pull the hood release (which is usually a handle under the dashbo... More

NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

August 15, 2021

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name." The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years. That comfortable relat... More

It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)

August 8, 2021

If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to rotate your tires. But you have to do it regularly. A lot of drivers think skipping tire rotatio... More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

August 1, 2021

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... More

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) in Kentwood

July 25, 2021

With Kentwood gas prices being what they are, many of us in Michigan are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Kentwood area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Mic... More

Tire or Re-Tire? (Getting Tires Ready for Hot Weather)

July 18, 2021

Heat isn't easy on vehicle tires, and as the seasons change, make sure yours are ready to take the heat. Let's talk first about inflation. Heat causes air to expand, so heat alone can raise the pressure in your tires. If you are driving on overinflated tires, they won't have as much contact wi... More