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Fall and Spring Checkup in Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Portage for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Tuffy Portage Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Your browser does not support the video tag. All Portage service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers ... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. The hottest Michigan news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Portage. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. He... Read More

Let Tuffy Portage Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Portage area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Portage drivers want ... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you're reading this article in Portage, Michigan, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Portage tells you the man... Read More

Training Received by Technicians in Portage, Michigan

Your browser does not support the video tag. When your vehicle breaks down in the Portage, Michigan, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with th... Read More

Tuffy Portage: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Portage streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes ou... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. As Portage consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Michigan, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our pa... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Portage people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Portage motorists had so-called clu... Read More

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