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Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Portage

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. ... Read More

Talk to Tuffy Portage About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Custom wheels are one way that Portage folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the ... Read More

Portage, Michigan Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

Video: When winter approaches in Michigan, Portage residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Michigan winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Portage residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your ve... Read More

How Much is Enough for Portage Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Portage drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we tak... Read More

Tuffy Portage Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Welcome to the Tuffy Portage automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Portage conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way.... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Portage: Tire Replacement Overview

Video: Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Portage drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of... Read More

Portage Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Portage on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds ... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Portage: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Portage

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Taking care of our tires is part of car care for Portage drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's ... Read More

Getting New Tires in Portage?

Video: There are so many tire choices in the Portage area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Portage area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your frien... Read More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Portage

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you like to shop for shoes in Portage?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the sa... Read More

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