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.
This Grand Rapids winter season has been treacherous. Not only has the weather made travel difficult, but plenty of vehicles have been damaged in the process. In fact, your car may have damage you don’t even know about. Just as potholes can be unseen on snow-covered roads, problems with your... continue reading.
Most Michiganders are thankful for the stretches of salt that coat our icy roads in the winter. Salt trucks work overtime to ensure as many roads as possible are navigable. But we may not consider the harmful effects road salt can have on our vehicles throughout the season and beyond.... continue reading.
Choosing the right tire for your car is very important. The tire is the most important safety feature of your car. It is the only part of the vehicle that ever makes contact with the road. Even if your car has a brand new engine, new brake pads and is... continue reading.
The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting we’ll have a “biting cold & snowy” winter in Grand Rapids this year. Are you ready? Is your car ready for winter? Forecasts are not guarantees, but, given that we live an hour from the Big Lake, it’s pretty much guaranteed we’ll have some snow.... continue reading.
So you’ve been told the struts on your car are bad and need to be replaced. But what exactly is a strut and what does it do in your car anyways? It’s hard to know the importance of replacing a part you don’t know anything about. What are struts?... continue reading.
With a Michigan winter right around the corner, it is important to take care of your cars before the snow starts coming down. We at Veenstra’s have come up with a few tips we recommend you do to prepare your car for the upcoming winter months. Check your Tire Pressure... continue reading.
Have you ever noticed a dark puddle on the pavement where your car was parked? Engines use a number of different fluids to operate. And it’s not always easy for the average driver to tell what’s leaking. Looking under the hood may not help you out much either. Unfortunately, there... continue reading.
Remember when you could fill your tank for twenty bucks? Neither do I. It’s been a long time since gas prices have been that low. Gas prices have fluctuated a lot over the last decade, but it seems the high prices have become the new normal, and we are all... continue reading.