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How Much is Enough for Portage Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Video: Most Portage drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the tec... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Portage

Video: As Portage consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Michigan, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our s... Read More

Portage Alignment Service

Video: Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Portage

Video: A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Portage people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Portage motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuter... Read More

Tuffy Portage Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Video: Welcome to the Tuffy Portage automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Portage conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will actually r... Read More

Let Tuffy Portage Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

Video: If you haven't shopped in the Portage area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Portage, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few ... Read More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Portage

Video: Many Portage drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Portage recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest ass... Read More

Arrive Alive in Portage

Video: We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Portage. 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 we even dare drive on Michigan roads.The truth is that all of us... Read More

Brake Service at Tuffy Portage in Portage

Video: Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Portage drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Michigan driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Portage, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any pr... Read More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Portage

Video: In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... Read More

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