Home [Not So] Sweet Home: Critters

One late-fall day years ago, I happened to see a squirrel run along the length of the driver’s side of my father’s parked ‘91 Oldsmobile station wagon, and disappear into the wheel well. Unsure and not able to see where exactly the squirrel had gone off to, I sent a text my father’s way, informing…

Ask Motor Maven | August 21, 2019

Q: I never owned anything this new and just bought a Tahoe. I want to keep the paint and everything looking new for as long as possible. What should I do? Is there a secret? ‘Detailed’, Plainwell, MI MM: Hey Detailed,  It’s not necessarily so much a secret.  My first words of advice are just…

Treading lightly: The Tire Guide

Treading lightly: The Tire Guide Tires: An intricately designed web of rubber, fabric and wire, available in a multitude of sizes and styles, used daily as the main point of consistent contact keeping your vehicle on the road. Healthy tire life is essential to keeping your vehicle steady on the road through any weather and…

Car Raffle Results in Surprising Act of Fate

“I didn’t think people ever won those things!” Caroline Greenman admittedly said to her husband, Todd, when he called her from work informing her that he had won a 2-year lease on a new 2019 Chevrolet Cruze from DeNooyer Chevrolet and the Kalamazoo Football Club earlier this month.

It’s Trailering Time

The Great American Summer: Where dreams were born on the open roads leading to clear blue skies, promised golden sunrises and sunsets over clear Michigan waters. It is picturesque weekends away in the north camping or boating, trailers in-tow for your escape, and the start to travel traditions inspired by a simple slogan of the…

Ask Motor Maven | June 19, 2019

Q: I purchased my 2017 Equinox new and thought any problems with it would be covered by warranty, but I’ve run into problems where things are not really covered. How does this work? Warren T. – Portage, MI MM: Warren, there is a lot that is covered by warranty, and in some cases, not covered…

Basics and rebates to prepare you for your summer travels

“Up north” or summer travel season is here, meaning more trips to anywhere and additional miles on your car or truck. The only real downside to this is more miles creates increased wear and tear on your vehicle. And if that is the case (as we like to keep you up to date on good…

Ask Motor Maven | June 5, 2019

Q: My appointment was at 7:45 AM the other day, and I didn’t leave until close to 8:30 AM. I feel like for those of us who need to get to work, it’s a little inconvenient. Why does it take so long to get things going? Waiting – Mattawan, MI MM: Dear Waiting, I’m so…

Ask Motor Maven | May 15, 2019

You have questions and Motor Maven has answers. The first installment of “Ask Motor Maven” this week on “For the Miles Ahead.”

Why Maintenance?

The DeNooyer Chevrolet Service drive debuts “For the Miles Ahead” blog as we ask ourselves, “Why Maintenance?”

Ask Motor Maven | July 10, 2019

Q: There’s a check engine light on my dash. Should I worry? David L. – Mattawan, MI MM: To be honest David, there’s always room for a little concern when a light or service message appears on the dashboard, especially a Check Engine light  The Check Engine light is indicative of an issue with your…