Car Care Tips

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) Today

Hello Kentwood drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Kentwood, bits of the surface o... Read More

The Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Kentwood vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute thin... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Kentwood Motorists

Some Kentwood vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) and other Kentwood auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) for a tricky auto... Read More

A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)

A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered. But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right. Those are not good signs and should be taken care of fairly quickly.One thing that you should note is... Read More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE)

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Kentwood can cause your vehicle's wheels to ... Read More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... Read More

The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)

Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation. But then again, it could be a sign that there's trouble brewing in one of your vehicle's systems.You can ... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Kentwood, Michigan , service centers like Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these se... Read More

Steering Clear in Kentwood

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... Read More

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