Tuffy Clio Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Clio

July 25, 2021

Let's talk about something critical for all Clio 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 your ... More

Are There Blind Spots in Clio?

July 18, 2021

All Clio drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Clio.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can great... More

Motor Oil—The Synthetic Advantage (Synthetic oil vs Conventional)

July 11, 2021

Youve probably already heard that regular oil changes are extremely important for the health of your vehicles engine. Thats sound advice. But what you might not know is when it comes to motor oil, the real thing may not be the best thing for your engine. There are different types of motor oil: ... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Clio Advice on What to Do After You Buy

July 4, 2021

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Clio drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Clio area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families d... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

June 27, 2021

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)

June 20, 2021

Who thinks about their fuel gauge? You probably don't until it doesn't work any more. Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the road. Fuel gauges, like every other part in your vehicle, can fail. And when yours stops working, you will probably... More

Clio Customer Detective Work

June 13, 2021

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Clio in Clio is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Michigan are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Clio: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

June 6, 2021

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Clio drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensiv... More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

May 30, 2021

If you've ever been driving around Clio and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of vi... More

No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)

May 23, 2021

Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging? Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina. Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't get better the older they get. And here's the important thing to know, even if they can still pass a tread... More