Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

April 24, 2022

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... 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

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

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Holland in Holland

October 7, 2021

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Holland

September 26, 2021

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Holland. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understan... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Holland Drivers

May 9, 2021

Knowing how their engine works can help Holland drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down whi... More