Bad weather is hard on your car and in Michigan comes with plenty of bad weather and road complications. The salt used on the roads to keep us all from slipping and sliding can eat the paint on your car’s body and corrode its undercarriage. Driving over poor roads that... continue reading.
By: Mike Veenstra As we in Michigan head into the darker, snowier part of the year, most driving and preparedness advice given tends to involve vehicle condition, specifically tire and engine condition, and emergency supplies lists. And while it is always a good idea to inspect your car before you... continue reading.
By: Mike Veenstra A working set of brakes is a necessity for any vehicle on the road. This is obvious, of course, but often overlooked as going fast is exciting, and slowing down…less so. However, being able to decelerate safely when you depress the brake pedal is pretty crucial to... continue reading.
Proper steering alignment is one of the most important keys to keeping your car driving safely. Even minor alignment problems can, over time, lead to tire wear and, eventually, replacement. On the flip side, proper wheel alignment ensures optimal drivability. It will help your tires last longer and your vehicle... continue reading.
Automobile technology has changed drastically in the past 40 years. However, despite significant improvements, car parts are not made to last forever. Proper maintenance, even when you don’t notice a problem, can save you thousands in the long run. Not to mention, it will help you avoid unexpected disasters. What... continue reading.
Maybe you’ve dreamed about owning a fast car all your life. A car that will give you some power and speed. A car that gives you an experience whenever you drive it. If you’ve finally realized that your budget won’t allow for the Aston Martin One-77 anytime soon, we’re here... continue reading.
Of all your car’s warning signals, the check engine light is the most frustrating. When the oil light goes on, you know your car is low on oil. Likewise, the seatbelt light is pretty straightforward. But when the check engine light goes on, the problem isn’t so simple. It could... continue reading.
By: Mike Veenstra Now that the worst of the cold weather appears to be behind us, we can all relax a bit and drive easier (while still navigating carefully for potholes which will take awhile for the city and the county to address). Soon all of West Michigan’s famous apple... continue reading.
This Michigan winter has most likely taken quite a toll on your vehicle. From accidentally sliding into iced over snow banks, bumping over crater-like potholes, salt spraying the undercarriage of your car, and maintaining your engine in below zero temps; this spring our cars definitely need some tender, loving care.... continue reading.
Are you ready for one more round of polar vortex? Because it’s ready to take on West Michigan again this week. We’ve already been through this twice before, so perhaps you’ve learned how to deal with extreme cold. It’s hard on people, but it’s also hard on cars because the... continue reading.