Selecting New Tires and Wheels

December 31, 2014

Some of us Portage motorists just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. Portage drivers live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive between Portage and Portage, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for... More

Portage Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

December 24, 2014

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Portage drivers, SUV auto makers publish two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Portage auto owners follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of ... More

PCV Valve Service At Tuffy Portage In Portage

December 16, 2014

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. The PCV Valve is a little, inexpensive part that does an essential job for Portage auto owners. PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase is the bottom area of the engine that holds the oil. When the SUV engines running,... More

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

December 10, 2014

Bad air quality while you're driving around Kalamazoo is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet. These filters clean the air in the p... More

Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

December 4, 2014

At Tuffy Portage we get a lot of Portage car owners asking about car trip preparation. Thats a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Portage so it's important to know that the car is up to the task and wont leave you stran... More