5 Ways to Minimize Car/Deer Crashes This Year

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

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5 Ways To Make Your Car Faster this Summer

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

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Is Your Car Ready for Another Round of Polar Vortex in Grand Rapids?

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

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How Do I Avoid Road Salt Damage?

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.

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Choosing the Right Tire for Your Car

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

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Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

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.

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Preparing Your Car For a Michigan Winter

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

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5 Ways to Stretch Your Car’s MPG

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

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Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control

At Veenstra’s, it is easy for us to get excited about cars. But we love it when we get to see customers get excited about them too. The other day, a customer came in and was talking about a new feature on the 2013 Ford Fusion called Adaptive Cruise Control.

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