Car Care Tips

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

When Ocala drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don’t generally think about our shocks or struts, but these important auto parts keep our tires on the road. Ocala drivers don’t think about shocks as often as oil changes... Read More

Which Item is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Ocala?

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Ocala? Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Ocala – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across th... Read More

Battery Replacement At Tuffy Ocala In Ocala

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Ocala. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Ocala runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we’re most concerned with here at Tuffy Ocala are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, c... Read More

Battery Basics For Ocala

It's important for Ocala drivers to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Florida weather. Most Gainesville motorists think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold SUV engine. However,... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Dunnellon Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? The choices at Dunnellon tire stores can be a little overwhelming. Suppose you have an SUV and are trying to decide between all season tires or some that are also rated for off-highway. Do you get off the payment on the outskirts of Dunnellon more ... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Gainesville

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Gainesville because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Ocala au... Read More

Fall and Spring Checkup In Ocala

When I was a kid in Ocala, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Ocala for my checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service. My friend is... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Ocala

Every Ocala car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your SUV owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In Ocala

About 90% of our driving decisions in Gainesville are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. Most Ocala car owners have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our SUV winds... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything With a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Ocala

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation for us Ocala motorists then ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, pre... Read More


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