Portage auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Portage, Michigan are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your SUV coolant system, it will take ...
Posted in Cooling System
on August 20, 2015
Every SUV on Michigan interstates has a differential, and it is essential to the proper operation of the vehicle, but most Portage motorists don’t have a clue what it is. The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the tur...
Posted in Differential Service
on August 18, 2015
Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Portage drivers couldn’t wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for "all-season" radials. Michigan driv...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 06, 2015
Modern cars and trucks in and around Portage run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Portage car owners without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever...
Posted in Parts
on August 05, 2015