Car Care Tips

October 2019

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Portage and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same bri... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Portage

So you've bought a used vehicle 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 vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, "You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble."That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Portage driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Portage will c... Read More

Trip Inspection at Tuffy Portage in Portage

Portage area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Portage drivers can't ... Read More

Suspension Service in Portage at Tuffy Portage

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Portage may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Portage. Its job is to keep your... Read More

Tuffy Portage Radiator Service

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.The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the ... Read More

Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Portage would like to give Portage motorists an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized... Read More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about.It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... Read More

Power Steering Service Near Portage

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 pump pres... Read More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Portage

Here is a questions for Portage drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?A fresh, piney scent?A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the pas... Read More

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