Car Care Tips

September 2015

Under Pressure in Portage: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Portage or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 200... Read More

Fuel Filter Service in Portage Michigan

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right. Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember, because it is a long list, but y... Read More

When Do My Shocks Need to be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Portage car owners with good handling and control. But like any system on your SUV, vital parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it’s a good ide... Read More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment For Portage Automobiles

Portage drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel’s off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn’t feel like it handles right as they drive down Portage, Michigan streets and expressways. When all of a vehicle’s wh... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning At Tuffy Portage

Is your car sometimes hard to start on an early Portage morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your car's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, differe... Read More

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