At AutoNetTV we love doughnuts. So let's pretend you have three doughnuts right in front of you for today's discussion about upsizing wheels and tires. Hey, don't eat them now - your going to need them later. Many Portage drivers want to accessorize their car - you know, make it thei...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 08, 2014
There are some things Portage auto owners should know about Portage car service and repair. First and foremost, Tuffy Portage cares about you and your family’s safety. And we really appreciate your business. Tuffy Portage in Portage wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes...
Posted in Service Standards
on April 02, 2014
Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and, it might keep you safer... The average American commuter in Michigan spends two and a half hours daily in their car. The government says a hundred thousand auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wh...
Posted in Automotive News
on March 28, 2014
Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly pricey repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's Portage drivers take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our critical timing belt. First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine, over...
Posted in Parts
on March 20, 2014
High gas prices in Portage increase the cost of living for Michigan car owners. You’ve probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Portage vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – lik...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 18, 2014
Looking at getting some new tires? The choices at Schoolcraft tire stores can be a little overwhelming. Suppose you have an SUV and are trying to decide between all season tires or some that are also rated for off-highway. Do you get off the payment on the outskirts of Schoolcraft m...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 06, 2014
Your browser does not support videoThere’s a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Portage. Figuring out what’s wrong with your SUV has a lot of similarities to figuring out what’s wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce...
Posted in Diagnostics
on March 04, 2014
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Portage, it is easy to prevent.
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Posted in Cooling System
on February 27, 2014
Most of us living in the Portage area are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pum...
Posted in Steering
on February 26, 2014
So you’ve bought a used car in the Portage area. Do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Portage area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that y...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 25, 2014