Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Grand Rapids

July 25, 2021

Grand Rapids drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Grand Rapids area, but it does add quite... More

Tracking True in Grand Rapids: Wheel Alignment

July 18, 2021

At Tuffy Grand Rapids - Fuller Ave., we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Grand Rapids - Fuller Ave. alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspect... More

Distracted Driving

July 11, 2021

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Grand Rapids

July 4, 2021

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 Grand Rapids. 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 Grand Rapid... More

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

June 27, 2021

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... More

Charge It in Grand Rapids for Extended Battery Life

June 20, 2021

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Grand Rapids, Michigan, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns ... More

Smart Grand Rapids Drivers Protect Against Overheating

June 13, 2021

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Grand Rapids driv... More

Don't Neglect Your Spare (Spare Tire Care)

June 6, 2021

If you've ever had a flat tire, then you know welcome it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape and easy to get to. Problem is many of us don't even give our spare tire (if we even have one) a second thought. If you have an SUV or truck with a spare, it may be mounted o... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Michigan: Winter Car Prep for Grand Rapids Drivers

May 30, 2021

When autumn comes around in Grand Rapids, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Grand Rapids drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for G... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Grand Rapids

May 23, 2021

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Grand Rapids, Michigan, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuff... More