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Transmission Service at Tuffy Portage in Portage

Video: Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Portage drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But prope... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Portage Service Advisor

Video: About 80% of the vehicles on Portage roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Michigan. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. O... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Portage, Michigan, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. T... Read More

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Portage in Portage

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Michigan auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maint... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

Video: You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Right or Left? Tuffy Portage Power Steering Service

Video: Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... Read More

Tuffy Portage Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. All Portage service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers ... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Portage Drivers

Video: Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Portage drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't lik... Read More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Portage, Michigan

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Portage, Michigan, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Portage, Michigan, they require the manufacturer to issue a rec... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Portage

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. ... Read More

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