Car Care Tips

The Tuffy Ocala Guide To Caring For Your Transmission

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Anthony drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Anthony. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Ocala Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Ocala is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Ocala who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second th... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in Ocala, Florida? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stopped flashing, but sta... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Ocala drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may no... Read More

Tuffy Ocala Smart Car Care Videos: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most Ocala auto owners and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cann... Read More

Budget For Maintenance in Ocala

Sometimes busy Ocala residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Gainesville in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have sign... Read More

Tuffy Ocala Auto Tips and Car Care: Signs of An Alignment Problem

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. Gainesville auto owners often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other o... Read More

The Tuffy Ocala Guide for Ocala Drivers: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the essential parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your automobile. They eventually wear down. When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll ... Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings essential for Ocala auto owners? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Ocala post, we’ll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very vital job while you drive around Anthony, Fl... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Ocala in Ocala

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 gear... Read More

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