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Fuel Injectors

Your browser does not support the video tag. The last new American vehicles sold in Portage with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Portage, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a v... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Portage, Michigan

Your browser does not support the video tag. A lot of fuel is wasted in the Portage area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.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 ... Read More

Tuffy Portage Fuel Saving Tip for Portage: Check Engine Light

Your browser does not support the video tag. Here's a question for Portage, Michigan : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of cov... Read More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Portage Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Portage residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. Portage drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public... Read More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Portage Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 vehicle engine.Portage auto owners don't need to filte... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Portage Motorists

Portage residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Portage Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Portage area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics for Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. All modern Portage vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Portage drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the ... Read More

Diesel Maintenance for Michigan

Your browser does not support the video tag. At Tuffy Portage we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Michigan friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. Peopl... Read More

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