Stylish, economical and a wide range of specifications sums up Renault's best-selling small car. With five stars for safety in official tests, at least six airbags as standard and other safety features as options, little wonder that sales in the UK have exceeded 100,000.
In its 50th anniversary year, Haynes has launched a new Renault Clio Petrol & Diesel (Oct 05 - May 09) 55 to 09 manual which, because of the car's conventional design, means the DIY mechanic should find most servicing work straightforward. The only awkward component is the oil filter on diesel models and the headlight bulbs.
For those Clio owners not keen to replace brake pads or do an oil change, this Haynes manual can still save them money by explaining how to change wiper arms, replace most faulty bulbs, top up with oil, check the tyre pressures and so on.
This latest Haynes manual covers Renault Clio Hatchback models with 1.2-litre, 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre (including turbo) petrol engines and the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine. It does not cover the facelifted versions introduced from May 2009.
With the Haynes Renault Clio Petrol & Diesel (Oct 05 - May 09) 55 to 09 manual, Clio owners can decide what work needs to be done and then choose whether to tackle it themselves or to use a garage - each task has a complexity rating. It also provides information on routine maintenance and servicing, and gives a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur.
The Haynes Renault Clio Petrol & Diesel (Oct 05 - May 09) 55 to 09 manual has drawings and close-up photographs to show the location of various components. Tasks are described and photographed in a clear step-by-step sequence. There are sections on daily, weekly and routine maintenance plus instructions for straightforward jobs such as wiper blade replacement. Also included is advice on preparing for the MOT test, fault-finding charts and useful guidance for driving economically.
For more ambitious home mechanics, major overhauls to the engine, suspension and brakes have full instructions, illustrations, and a rating for their complexity. Where special tools are called for, the manual explains their function and (if possible) how to make a cheaper alternative.
As with all Haynes Manuals, there are sections on:
- Maintenance - simple weekly checks to keep you on the road
- Servicing - complete, fully illustrated step-by-step guides
- Fault-finding - helping you to pinpoint specific problems easily
- Brakes - safety checks and repairs for the home mechanic
- Overhaul - everything from fitting a new oil seal to an engine rebuild
- Electrics - easy-to-read wiring diagrams
- Haynes Tips - valuable short cuts to make many tasks easier
- Fuel saving - expert advice on maximising mpg
- Difficulty ratings - every task is graded from 'beginner' to 'expert'
- Details of tools required
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