When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)

August 14, 2022

There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others. One is the air bag light. If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their job. Automakers began installing air bags in the late 1990's since they were mandatory in the United State... More

Questions to Ask Your Grand Rapids Service Advisor

August 7, 2022

We find that a lot of Grand Rapids drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. May... More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Grand Rapids - Fuller Ave. in Grand Rapids

July 31, 2022

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Grand Rapids drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls ... More

Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)

July 24, 2022

You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C. Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches down the road. Many vehicles have a temperature gauge on the dash that takes the temperature of the engi... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

July 17, 2022

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Grand Rapids?

July 10, 2022

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Grand Rapids?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Michigan approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. ... More

Grand Rapids Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

July 3, 2022

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Grand Rapids, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crank... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

June 26, 2022

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More

The Tuffy Grand Rapids - Fuller Ave. Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

June 19, 2022

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Grand Rapids drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Grand Rapids. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift fo... More

Transmission Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 12, 2022

Do you have any plans around Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the coole... More