You've probably noticed how much easier it is to see when you're driving in the daytime as opposed to at night. It's one of the main reasons about half of all fatal vehicle accidents happen when it's dark.
That's why it's important that your vehicle's headlights are in top condition and working t...
Posted in Headlamps
on May 12, 2019
A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Holland, Michigan, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone....
Posted in Inspection
on May 05, 2019
If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling.
One driver in Michigan was heading to work on a hot July day and not...
Posted in Transmission
on April 28, 2019
The hottest Michigan news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Holland. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Hollan...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 21, 2019
When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time.
Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on April 14, 2019
Here's a question for Holland, Michigan : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)
Posted in Fuel System
on April 07, 2019
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?
A. A filter for your Holland house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters...
Posted in Suspension
on March 31, 2019
Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Holland drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Holland. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for...
Posted in Timing Belt
on March 24, 2019
The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Holland drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people.
Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wr...
Posted in Monitoring System
on March 17, 2019
The primary job of the serpentine belt for Holland drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not compl...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on March 10, 2019