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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, the serpentine b... 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 service schedules app... Read More

Gas Savings in Kentwood: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Kentwood increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Kentwood vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like sche... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Kentwood

The hottest Michigan news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Kentwood. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Kentwo... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Kentw... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Kentwood

As Kentwood consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Michigan , and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care ... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Kentwood man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be "no." Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Kentwood, Michigan

The median age for cars in the Kentwood, Michigan area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Kentwood (Kalamazoo Ave SE) we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Kentwood area, bring it into Tuffy Kentwood... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Kentwood Car Owners

A generation ago, Kentwood drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Kentwood shop every year or two for rep... Read More

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