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Breathe Free in Portage: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Tuffy Portage

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Portage drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to t... Read More

It Is Time To Check Your Intervals

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason,... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Portage: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Portage drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Portage can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from u... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Portage: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Portage residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we... Read More

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Tuffy Portage

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy Portage for a check up.7027 S. Westnedge Ave.Portage, Michigan 49002269.327.9600In today's Tuffy Portage auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how it is to have a clean fuel system. Porta... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Portage: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Portage drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expen... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Portage say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All tha... Read More

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Portage resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good . The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A cl... Read More

10 Services Portage Drivers Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Portage. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Sp... Read More

On Board Diagnostics For Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Portage service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that... Read More

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