Car Care Tips

Tracking True in Portage: Wheel Alignment

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. At Tuffy Portage, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Portage alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension pa... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Portage

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 Portage. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. He... Read More

Wasteful Thinking

Video: With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More

Let Tuffy Portage Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Video: Portage area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Portage drivers want ... Read More

Talk to Tuffy Portage About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Custom wheels are one way that Portage folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the ... Read More

When You Hear the Crash in Portage: What to Do After an Accident

Video: Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... Read More

Portage Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Video: Any Portage driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Portage residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this i... Read More

The Tuffy Portage Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 tr... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

Breathe Deep in Portage With a New Cabin Air Filter

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 re... Read More

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