The Right Automotive Fluids for Kentwood Drivers

July 1, 2022

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Kentwood drivers. 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 and could even ca... More

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

June 30, 2022

A lot of us Kentwood drivers 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 motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thou... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

June 29, 2022

Hey Kentwood area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Michigan streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Kentwood area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of a... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE): Timing Belt Overview

June 28, 2022

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 when you are driving around Kentwood. The timing belts important job ... More

Talk to Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

June 27, 2022

Custom wheels are one way that Kentwood folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be... More

The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)

June 26, 2022

You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it. We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign. The fact is that unless our windshields get fogged up, hazy or cracked, we don't pay all that much attention to them. Consideri... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

June 19, 2022

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

June 12, 2022

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More

The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller

June 5, 2022

Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around. But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants long life and dependable performance from the vehicle, manual has the way to achieve that long life and... More

That Vexing Vapor Venting (Vapor Coming out of Vents)

May 29, 2022

You may have noticed sometimes on a hot and humid day, vapor will come out of your vehicle's vents when you have the air conditioning on. Is that something to be concerned about? Well, it depends. Sometimes that steam or vapor can be caused by water accumulating in the vent system after it has c... More