Car Care Tips

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

The Tuffy Portage Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

Video: A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Portage area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Portage can conserve f... Read More

Portage, Michigan Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

Video: When winter approaches in Michigan, Portage residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Michigan winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Portage residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your ve... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Portage: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

Video: Portage drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lu... Read More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Portage in Portage

Video: A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Portage drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heav... Read More

Tuffy Portage Engine Air Filter Replacement

Video: When your experienced Tuffy Portage technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air filter do... Read More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Portage

Video: The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Portage drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today ... Read More

How Do You Save Gas in Portage, Michigan?

Video: No one in Portage, Michigan, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Michigan fuel prices, however, have spurred Portage drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel ... Read More

Training Received by Technicians in Portage, Michigan

Video: When your vehicle breaks down in the Portage, Michigan, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been check... Read More

Ask Tuffy Portage About the Importance of Service Intervals

Video: Today in our Tuffy Portage blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your ele... Read More


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