Know Your Towing Limits in Holland

June 4, 2023

Some Holland drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Holland, you should be aware of safety issues, MI towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe towin... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

May 28, 2023

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, MI folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do withou... More

Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)

May 21, 2023

Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle. But those exterior lights are more important than you think, and they're vital to your safety and that of other drivers near you. Headlights are important. Not onl... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

May 14, 2023

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Holland, MI, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans... More

Cooling System Components

May 7, 2023

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Holland auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in MI.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usually be... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Holland, MI

April 30, 2023

The median age for cars in the Holland, MI area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Holland we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Holland area, bring it into Tuffy Holland for high-mileage maintenance.90 Wave... More

Always on Guard (TMPS)

April 23, 2023

One of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running safely is to make sure your tires are properly inflated. If one or more is vastly over- or underinflated, that has the potential to cause major handling problems and may result in a dangerous accident. All vehicles in recen... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Holland: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

April 16, 2023

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Holland we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replace... More

The Best Test

April 9, 2023

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... More

Holland Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

April 3, 2023

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 Holland, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft... More