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395 High St. | Clinton, MA 01510
PHONE: (978) 365-2794

Car Care Tips

Here, at Clinton Tire & Repair Inc., we want our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for their car or truck. We want you to understand why and how your tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and overall how to get the most out of your tires. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear when driving in and around Clinton, MA and Worcester, MA ; and understand when and why your car needs to be serviced by Clinton Tire & Repair Inc. or another Clinton, Massachusetts auto repair shop. Give Clinton Tire & Repair Inc. a call at (978) 365-2794 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.
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Clinton Tire & Repair Inc.

BBB Auto Repair Shop in Clinton, MA

Thank you for visiting the Clinton Tire & Repair Inc. website, your gateway to learning more about our automotive service center in Clinton, Massachusetts. We serve drivers across Worcester County by providing professional auto repair services and selling name brand tires. As an auto repair shop near you, we work hard to earn your business and provide all the services you need. You can see us for everything from your next oil change to complex transmission repair services. As a local tire dealer, we always have name brand tires and wheels for sale at competitive prices. We invite you to visit during business hours or make an appointment today. We're committed to providing you with the best experience. We're a BBB accredited business with a well-trained staff. See us the next time your need tires for your car, light truck, or SUV. We also have a great selection of custom wheels to help you increase the performance and style of your ride. After you're finished browsing, call Clinton Tire & Repair Inc. or stop over for personalized service.

Contact Us

Phone: (978) 365-2794
Fax: 978) 368-8831
Address: 395 High St.
Clinton, MA 01510