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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

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

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