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Auto Service and Repair Gateway Campus

At Westside Service we are happy to announce our additional location in Holland – Gateway Campus. Located just a short ride from Holland Heights, our Gateway Campus location offers complete range of auto repairs and maintenance services. Gateway Campus will continue our tradition of superior customer service combined with technical excellence. Just as our other shops, Gateway Campus auto repair shop offers state-of-the-art digital diagnostics as well as free digital vehicle inspections with any service or repair. We also continue the tradition of offering child-friendly, clean facilities and providing top-notch service for our clients. If you have any concerns about your vehicle, call us – our friendly service advisors will be happy to answer your questions, and can confirm appointment right on the phone. You can also make an appointment on our website, online.  All work performed by our technicians is backed by 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty. So if you are in th ... read more

Ford Service and Repair in Zeeland and Holland, MI

Westside Service auto care facilities in Zeeland and Holland provide comprehensive Ford maintenance services and repairs. Whether you own a Ford Fiesta, or an F-250 PowerStroke, our nationally ASE certified technicians can diagnose and repair any problems your Ford may face. Westside Service offers full range of Ford services – we provide manufacturer recommended maintenance, brake service, check engine light diagnostics, shocks and struts, transmission work, up to and including major engine repairs and engine replacements. Whether you own a Ford passenger car or a Ford pickup truck, we can service it and keep it in top shape. All work performed by our technicians is backed by 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty. We offer highest quality services and repairs, and our customer service is second to none. So if your Ford needs a bit of tender, loving care, bring it to our Zeeland or Holland auto repair shop. Click on the following link to find out more about our ... read more

How to Take Care Of Your A/C System

How to Take Care Of Your A/C System

In the scorching heat of summer or the bone-chilling cold of winter, your car's A/C system is your trusty sidekick, making your journey comfortable and enjoyable. Yet, like any loyal companion, it requires care and attention to keep performing at its best. In this blog, we won't just give you generic tips on A/C maintenance. Instead, we'll delve into the intricacies of keeping your cooling system in tip-top shape. Change Your Filters Like a Pro Imagine trying to breathe through a clogged nose; it's not pleasant, right? Well, your A/C system feels the same way when its filters are dirty. Make it a habit to replace or clean your filters regularly. Clean filters ensure that the air circulating in your car is fresh and healthy while also reducing the strain on your A/C system, which can lead to improved fuel efficiency. Coolant Check-Up Just like our bodies need the right balance of fluids to function optimally, your A/C system relies o ... read more

Fall Auto Tune Up in Holland and Zeeland, MI

The weather is changing and we can expect more rain, and snow is coming as well. To get your car ready for the fall and winter driving, we recommend  the "Fall Tune Up". Even though the tune-up is not what it used to be - since most modern cars are self-tuning to a large extent ( thanks to on-board computers that control the richness of air-fuel mixture, change air intake as needed, and adjust many parameters "on-the-fly"), we still recommend having professional inspection of your vehicle's major components before the storms and the snow arrive. The major concerns during fall and winter driving are vehicle control, stopping distance, visibility and starting. Vehicle control is in large measure influenced by the suspension. So we recommend suspension check, because worn out suspension can significantly increase stopping distance, and often the process of suspension wearing out is so gradual that drivers don't even notice that it's happening. Brake ... read more

Auto Service and Repair in Allegan, MI

Auto Service and Repair in Allegan, MI At Westside Service we are happy to announce that our new location in Allegan, MI has successfully completed the transition, and that the Allegan auto repair shop formerly known as Ken's Tire Service is now a new member of the Westside Service family. With our newest auto repair and tire shop in Allegan we continue our quest to provide our friends and neighbors in Western Michigan with reliable auto repair services. From Ludington, to Grand Rapids, Zeeland, Holland, and now Allegan, we offer clean, state of the art facilities, nationally certified mechanics, and customer service that's second to none. Our friendly service advisors stand ready to answer your questions, while our mechanics are trained on, and equipped with cutting-edge digital diagnostic tools to find the root cause of any problem that your vehicle may exhibit, and to fix it right - the first time. And we back our work with the 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty. So if yo ... read more

Keeping Your Chevrolet in Prime Shape - 7 Essential Maintenance Tips

Keeping Your Chevrolet in Prime Shape - 7 Essential Maintenance Tips

So, you're the proud owner of a Chevrolet, one of America's most iconic automotive brands. Whether you're cruising in an old-time favorite like the Impala, tackling off-road adventures with a Silverado, or zipping around town in a Malibu, maintenance is critical to keeping it running smoothly. That's why we have made this guide - tailored to those who want to keep their Chevy in good shape! Oil Change - Are A Must Regular oil changes are crucial for the health of your Chevy's engine. Chevrolet recommends using genuine AC Delco oil filters and Dexos-certified motor oil. Stick to the recommended oil change intervals mentioned in your owner's manual, typically every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, depending on your model and driving habits. Clean oil keeps your engine running smoothly and efficiently. Transmission Service - For Smooth Shifting Maintaining your transmission is essential for smooth and reliable performance. Chevrolet vehicles with automatic transmissions ... read more

Different Types of Brake Pads

Different Types of Brake Pads

Different types of brakes pad are available, and knowing the right one for you is the most crucial thing. While searching for the best brake pads, there are multiple factors to consider. This blog provides a summary of the best types of brakes and how they fit in your specific car. Pad Type The three most commonly used pad types are organic(non-metallic), semi-metallic, and ceramic. Non-metallic This is the softest form of brake pad and comprises of resins, rubbers, and glasses. This model is soft on brakes but wears out quickly. This makes them ineffective for anything rather than daily road driving, which makes them non-preferable on most occasions. Similarly, they are easily covered with dust particles which can become a bit of pain. The best alternative for organic pads is Kevlar pads, which are expensive and perform better than organic pads. Semi-metallic These are the most common braking pads used in modern cars. The semi-metallic pads combine metals and synthetics to form ... read more

The Basics of Tires: Knowing Which Type You Need and What Fits Your Car

The Basics of Tires: Knowing Which Type You Need and What Fits Your Car

When it comes to taking care of your car, one of crucial elements is ensuring that you have correct tires. Not only do they ensure a smooth ride, but they also help keep you safe on the road. Selecting proper tires can be a mind-blowing task since there are a variety of types available in different sizes, with different features. To ensure you choose the right tires for your car and driving needs, there are some important factors to consider. Here is a brief guide on basic tire difference and how to choose car tires. Types of Tires There exist different types of tires for different vehicles and specific needs. They include: All-season Tires - These are made for variety of weather conditions ranging from dry to wet roads to light snow. They create smooth driving and have a strong grip for all seasons. Winter Tires - Winter tires are designed for snowy and ice roads. They contain special treads that help to grip the road hence a must for drivers in w ... read more

5 Summer Car Activities

5 Summer Car Activities

Summer is right around the corner, and it's time to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine while it lasts. While you might have some fun outdoor activities planned, you can also do some exciting car-related activities this summer. If you need more plan ideas for the summer, keep reading for some fun car activities you can enjoy with friends and family. Drive-In Movie Watching a movie under the bright night sky, filled with stars, is a classic summer activity, and what better way to do it than in the comfort of your car? Many cities still have drive-in theaters, so check your local listings and pack some snacks and drinks for a fun evening out. Road Trip Summer is the perfect time for a road trip. Pack up your car with all the essentials and hit the open road with friends or family. There are plenty of scenic routes and national parks to explore, so take advantage of the warm weather and explore new destinations. Car Shows Car shows are a great way to appreciate all types of car ... read more

Signs of an Alternator Problem vs. Battery Problem

Signs of an Alternator Problem vs. Battery Problem

If your automobile doesn't start, don't be too quick to assume your battery is dying. Starting problem could also be traced back to a faulty alternator. The alternator is a component responsible for generating electricity and charging the battery while the engine is running. If the alternator isn't working properly, your car's electrical system won't function correctly, and your battery won't stay charged. Here are some symptoms to look out for that can indicate whether you have an alternator problem or a battery problem: Signs of an Alternator Problem: Warning light: The battery warning light on your dashboard may come on if the alternator isn't functioning properly since a bad alternator can cause a dead battery. Electrical issues: If you're experiencing issues with your car's electrical system, such as dim headlights or a weak radio signal, these are indications that you need to test your alternator. Dead battery: If your batte ... read more

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