Car Care Tips

August 2016

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Portage

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Power steering is standard on nearly every car and truck in Portage, Michigan these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the en... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Portage: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Portage we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replace... Read More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Portage Drivers

Video: Hello, Portage residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Portage auto owners don't need to filter their fue... Read More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Portage Drivers

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. People in Portage have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the pas... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Portage, Michigan

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The median age for cars in the Portage, Michigan area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Portage we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Portage area, bring it... Read More

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