Car Care Tips

Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Ocala Drivers

Video: Hello Ocala! Today's Tuffy Ocala vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, ... Read More

Ocala Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Video: Ocala residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is ... Read More

Tracking True in Ocala: Wheel Alignment

Video: At Tuffy Ocala, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Ocala alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is cha... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Ocala Tune Up

Video: 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... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

Video: At Tuffy Ocala we've had a lot of Ocala customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Florida. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all vehicles... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Ocala drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not complet... Read More

The Tuffy Ocala Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

Video: The automotive professionals at Tuffy Ocala would like to give Ocala drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day.  Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about t... Read More

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

Video: {?video;480;360;http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t63k66IjSk;http://www.protech-automotive.com/Car-Care-Tips/content/images/AAA_ExtremeHeat.jpg;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak ... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Ocala

Video: Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... Read More

Drive Train Service in Ocala at Tuffy Ocala

Video: The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... Read More

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