Car Care Tips

August 2019

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Michigan Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Clio knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Clio area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: w... Read More

Talk to Tuffy Clio About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Custom wheels are one way that Clio 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 cos... Read More

Super Slick at Tuffy Clio in Clio: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options an... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Clio: Air Conditioning Inspection

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Clio require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some part... Read More

Should Clio Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Clio tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that "severe service" schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of your trips around Clio... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Clio Vehicle

Imagine you've left Clio and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way a... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Clio

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Clio can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and pr... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Clio Autos

If you are a driver in Clio 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... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Clio, Michigan

Myths passed around our Clio, Michigan community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall ... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

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