Car Care Tips

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

Smart Ocala Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Video: Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Ocala drivers to ... Read More

The Tuffy Ocala Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Video: Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Ocala drivers. A lot of us in Ocala don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every ve... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Ocala.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing bel... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Video: At Tuffy Ocala we get a lot of Ocala drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Florida, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded.Smart Oc... Read More

Tuffy Ocala Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Video: Ocala residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the hi... Read More

Hey Ocala Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Video: Higher Ocala fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Ocala drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel pri... Read More

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

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