Car Care Tips

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Ocala, Florida

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The median age for cars in the Ocala, Florida area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Ocala we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Ocala area, bring it int... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the e... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Ocala in Ocala

Video: When we Ocala residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abi... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Ocala, Florida Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. How do Ocala drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Florida consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Florida seller must certify the mileage reported is the act... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

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 a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. Wh... Read More

Is Your Ocala Driving Severe?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. People near Ocala, Florida, often ask Tuffy Ocala how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Ocala, Florida, service advisor at Tuffy Ocala look up your vehi... Read More

Shake It up in Ocala!: Why Wheel Balancing

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire ... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Ocala residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. ... Read More

Ocala Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Video: Any Ocala driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Ocala residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is th... Read More

Water Pump

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the ther... Read More

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