Grand Rapids drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation. When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you’ll fe...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 31, 2014
No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Wyoming, Michigan will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Wyoming, Michigan , they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of cha...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 21, 2014
Today’s report from Tuffy Wyoming is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn’t. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Wyoming veh...
Posted in Battery
on January 15, 2014
Today we want to talk about timing belts. They’re something that many Wyoming drivers don’t know much about and yet your vehicle won’t run if it’s broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though...
Posted in Parts
on January 09, 2014
Today we’re going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Wyoming, Michigan customers. Let’s start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That’s the device that makes electricity to power the SUV and recharge the batter...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 07, 2014