Odometer Rollback on Your Portage, Michigan Vehicle

January 31, 2021

How do Portage drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Michigan consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Michigan seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Por... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

November 15, 2020

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

November 8, 2020

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

February 16, 2020

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Hitting the Brakes in Portage

January 20, 2020

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Portage drivers on the road. And good safety ... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Portage

October 26, 2019

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Portage area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Portage area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

October 25, 2019

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Portage driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Portage will che... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Portage

September 13, 2019

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Portage drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and ... More

Tuffy Portage Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Portage

August 11, 2019

Let's talk about something critical for all Portage drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps yo... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

June 16, 2019

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Portage area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and ho... More