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Severe Service Requirements

Your browser does not support the video tag. A lot of Portage drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killin... Read More

Gas Savings in Portage: Sharpen Your Pencil

Your browser does not support the video tag. High gas prices in Portage increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Portage vehicle... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Portage Autos

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you are a driver in Portage and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil do... Read More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. These days many people in the Portage area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled servic... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Portage

Your browser does not support the video tag. Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Portage in Portage. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

Your browser does not support the video tag. No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue reca... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Your browser does not support the video tag. At Tuffy Portage we get a lot of Portage drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Michigan, so it's important to know that the vehic... Read More

Portage Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Portage drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Portage drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your ... Read More

Keep Your Portage Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hey Portage - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The eng... Read More

Tuffy Portage On Your Serpentine Belt

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Portage, Michigan, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricit... Read More

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