Car Care Tips

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

What's up with Diesels in Ocala?

Video: Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... Read More

Ocala Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Video: Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Ocala drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Ocala drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trip... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: Signs of an Alignment Problem

Video: When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Ocala drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. Whil... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: Rotor Problems

Video: The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Ocala.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less c... Read More

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