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
When they hear the word 'suspension,' Portage car owners may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Portage. Its job is to keep your whe...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on February 24, 2014
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 passenger compartment. It fi...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 23, 2014
Hey Portage! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Portage auto owners to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs atten...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on February 22, 2014
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Portage, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Portage service advisor that your differenti...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 21, 2014
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 speci...
Posted in Fluids
on February 20, 2014
A lot of gas is wasted in the Schoolcraft area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 20, 2014
What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Portage drivers's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago in Portage, winter tires differed from highway ti...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 19, 2014