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 technician feel that they don't trust him.If your ...
Posted in Service Standards
on January 29, 2017
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 is flashing, that means that something is wron...
Posted in Monitoring System
on January 22, 2017
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. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulley...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on January 17, 2017
Knowing how their engine works can help Portage drivers make informed decisions about auto 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 the cylinder is a piston that moves up and d...
Posted in Timing Belt
on January 10, 2017
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 last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 ...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 01, 2017