Car Care Tips

Hitting the Brakes in Portage

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Portage drivers on the road. And good safety ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Portage

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Portage, Michigan, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Portage streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we... Read More

Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)

When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges. Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze. Just thinking about it can get your heart beating faster. So here are some tips for getting ready for those inevitable colder temperatures.Mak... Read More

Recommended Portage Service Intervals

Everyone in Portage, Michigan, knows we are advised to go to our Portage dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Portage residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen... Read More

A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)

A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered. But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right. Those are not good signs and should be taken care of fairly quickly.One thing that you should note is... Read More

Questions to Ask Your Portage Service Advisor

We find that a lot of Portage drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to k... Read More

Steering Clear in Portage

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... Read More

Is Your Portage Driving Severe?

People near Portage, Michigan, often ask Tuffy Portage how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Portage, Michigan, service advisor at Tuffy Porta... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Portage Tune Up

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other.... Read More

Engine Hydration for Portage Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

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