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The Tuffy Portage Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

Video: The automotive professionals at Tuffy Portage would like to give Portage drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day.  Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at abo... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Video: Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Portage residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and o... Read More

Breathe Deep in Portage With a New Cabin Air Filter

Video: Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Portage auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

Video: If you're reading this article in Portage, Michigan, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Portage tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your he... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Portage, Michigan

Video: Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Portage, Michigan, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Michigan are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe ha... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Portage

Video: Some Portage drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Portage, you should be aware of safety issues, Michigan towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Video: Have you ever had an experience like this in Portage, Michigan? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays... Read More

Stay Safe in Portage by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

Video: We don't want to think about it, but each Portage resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Michigan rescue workers. Rescue workers and Portage police are well aware of this ... Read More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Video: 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... Read More

To Save Gas Around Portage: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

Video:   One topic that hits the news in Michigan on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Michigan drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Portage who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy a... Read More

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