Car Care Tips

January 2017

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy Portage Service Advisor

Your browser does not support the video tag. Portage drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service tech... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Your browser does not support the video tag. The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Portage drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your check engine light ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Portage: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Portage know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. TheĀ serpentine beltĀ is powered by the engine and winds around pulley... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Portage Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Knowing how their engine works can help Portage drivers make informed decisions about car care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside th... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. There's a segment of the Portage area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will l... Read More

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