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Easy Miles

Have you ever noticed that your car maker has a schedule in your owner’s manual for what is called "severe service" maintenance? Let’s define what severe driving conditions aren’t: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more... Read More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE)

Your SUV requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your SUV engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts fuel econ... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In Kentwood

About 90% of our driving decisions in Grand Rapids are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely vital. Most Kentwood car owners have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our SUV winds... Read More

10 Services Kentwood auto owners Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Kentwood. Some days it’s all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That’s why you’ve gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all. So let’s talk about ... Read More

Defensive Driving In Kentwood Michigan

There was a man in Grand Rapids who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Michigan highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close t... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles In Kentwood, Michigan

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Kentwood environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Kentwood motorists very soon. For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already availab... Read More

The Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) Guide To Caring For Your Transmission

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Grand Ledge car owners only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Grand Ledge. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went ... Read More

Recommended Kentwood Service Intervals

Everyone in Kentwood, Michigan knows we are advised to go to our Kentwood dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Kentwood residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, ... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Kentwood Michigan : Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the Michigan weekend. You’re going to take some of your Kentwood, Michigan friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you’ve gotten the boat all ready. And you haven’t forgotten about your tow vehicle. You’ve gassed it up and even ... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics For Kentwood

All modern Kentwood vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it’s a topic Grand Rapids drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air ... Read More

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