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...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on August 17, 2017
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...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 06, 2017
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 dr...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 31, 2017
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....
Posted in Differential Service
on July 24, 2017
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...
Posted in Timing Belt
on July 18, 2017
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...
Posted in Maintenance
on July 09, 2017
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 premi...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 02, 2017
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...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on June 26, 2017
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 mic...
Posted in Fluids
on June 18, 2017
Ocala residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is ...
Posted in Fluids
on June 12, 2017