Fuel Injectors

July 20, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Clinton Township with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Clinton Township, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your en... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Clinton Township Vehicle

July 16, 2022

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Clinton Township area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Clinton Township Tune Up

July 10, 2022

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm ... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

July 1, 2022

The price of gas in Michigan has got people in Clinton Township talking. It seems that Clinton Township folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Clinton Township

May 30, 2021

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of ... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Clinton Township

May 9, 2021

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Clinton Township, Michigan, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Clinton Township streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceler... More

Introduction to Diesels for Clinton Township, Michigan

February 21, 2021

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Clinton Township, Michigan, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Michigan are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in E... More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Clinton Township

September 6, 2020

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Clinton Township 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 programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us... More

Fuel Filter Service in Clinton Township, Michigan

May 31, 2020

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Michigan Driving

January 17, 2020

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Clinton Township knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Clinton Township area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passen... More