Car Care Tips

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Clio

With high fuel prices in Clio, Michigan, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some r... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Clio

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

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Clio Drivers

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Clio auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they nee... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Clio Motorists

Clio residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the firs... Read More

Under Pressure in Clio: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Clio, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006... Read More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Clio: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Clio. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed... Read More

Transmission Care in Clio, Michigan

Do you have any plans around Clio, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stoc... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Clio

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Clio drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Michigan roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vibr... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Clio in Clio

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... Read More

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