Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Ocala

September 26, 2022

There's a segment of the Ocala area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometer... More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Ocala

September 25, 2022

Many Ocala drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Ocala recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured... More

Light Up your Life (Headlamp Replacement)

September 25, 2022

Did you know that having a burned out headlight can result in your rearview mirror reflecting some flashing lights? In other words, you might get pulled over by the police for only having one working headlight, because in most places it's against the law. Not only is it illegal to drive with one... More

Why People in Ocala Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

September 24, 2022

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Ocala, Florida, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some of the... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Check Engine Light

September 23, 2022

Here's a question for Ocala, Florida car owners: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) ... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

September 22, 2022

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Florida folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do w... More

Your Well Trained Technician at Tuffy Ocala

September 21, 2022

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Ocala, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technici... More

Shocks and Struts For Ocala Bumps and Bounces

September 20, 2022

If you're like most of us in Ocala, you want your car to handle well. That's the job of your suspension system. There are different types of suspension systems, but they all work on the same basic principles. First, there are the springs, which bear the weight of the car. The most common s... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

September 19, 2022

Modern vehicles in and around Ocala run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Ocala drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strai... More

Steer Right in Ocala

September 18, 2022

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Ocala drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years,... More