The Importance of Holland Drivers Following Service Intervals

January 16, 2022

Today in our Tuffy Holland blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Holland with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering the la... More

Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)

January 9, 2022

The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid. But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened. Usually, opening any hood is a 2-step process. You pull the hood release (which is usually a handle under the dashbo... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Holland

January 2, 2022

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Holland, Michigan, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Holland streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks t... More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

January 1, 2022

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Holland in Holland

December 26, 2021

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Holland drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But prope... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Holland

December 19, 2021

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Holland area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Holland area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that y... More

Tuffy Holland Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

December 12, 2021

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Holland residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can act... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Holland: Timing Belt Overview

December 5, 2021

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Holland. The timing belts important job i... More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Holland in Holland

November 28, 2021

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)

November 21, 2021

You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should. You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed. You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of. Don't be surprised one day if your blower fan develops a mind of its own and starts going crazy. Most of the ti... More