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Blind Spot Safety for Kentwood Driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Kentwood, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advi... Read More

How Does Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) Know What to Recommend?

When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) in Kentwood, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Kentwood s... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... Read More

Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Kentwood 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... Read More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like.  You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them.  You have to constantly make steering adjustments.  Loose steering is slop... Read More

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing.  And not being able to see a thing when we're driving?  Not a good thing. Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun.  And other thi... Read More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE)?

Today's Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Kentwood drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Michigan who think that severe ser... Read More

Engine Hydration for Kentwood Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine.  It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... Read More

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