How do Holland drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Michigan consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Michigan seller must certify the mileage repor...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on November 24, 2019
Okay. You went to your local Holland car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest ...
Posted in Diagnostics
on November 17, 2019
Sometimes busy Holland residents dream about going back to the "simpler" days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Michigan in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 10, 2019
All Holland service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine be...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 03, 2019
People from Holland, Michigan, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Michigan road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the f...
Posted in Inspection
on October 27, 2019
The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Holland drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that ...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on October 20, 2019
Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop...
Posted in Steering
on October 13, 2019
Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other....
Posted in Fuel System
on October 06, 2019
Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Holland, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your...
Posted in Safety
on September 29, 2019
We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Holland. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder w...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 22, 2019