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Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Ocala in Ocala

Video: The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy Ocala Service Advisor

Video: Ocala drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service a... Read More

Easy Miles – Do Ocala Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Video: Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a co... Read More

Used Cars: Tuffy Ocala Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Video: Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Ocala drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Ocala area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Ocala Drivers

Video: Knowing how their engine works can help Ocala drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while... Read More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Ocala in Ocala

Video: A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Ocala drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heavy ... Read More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Video: Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Ocala car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Ocala, Florida, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manuf... Read More

Cool Running in Ocala

Video: Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Ocala

Video: There’s not much Ocala drivers can do about the price of gas in 
Florida, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lig... Read More

Ocala Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Video: Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Ocala on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered signific... Read More

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