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Fuel Filter Service in Ocala Florida

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right. Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember, because it is a long list, but y... Read More

What is That? Check Engine Light Service At Tuffy Ocala

Okay. You went to your local Ocala car wash and while your SUV was under the dryer, the check engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the SUV! You head for the nearest Ocala service station, but on the way, the check engine light... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Dunnellon Florida

A lot of gas is wasted in the Dunnellon area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the c... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight And Your Florida Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from here to Belleview knows this makes sense. Some of us in the Belleview area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror. Guys; sports equipment and tools. Ladies; well, just take a look around... Read More

Viva la Differential At Tuffy Ocala In Ocala

There are a lot of Ocala people who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Florida these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Ocala folks... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service At Tuffy Ocala In Ocala

If you’ve ever heard a squealing sound under your SUV hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems in your SUV. Let’s go over them. First, ... Read More

Using Proper Fluids In Your SUV Or Other Vehicle

Today Tuffy Ocala is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Florida are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you ha... Read More

Defensive Driving In Ocala Florida

There was a man in Gainesville who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Florida highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to h... Read More

Charge It In Ocala For Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our motorists in Ocala, Florida: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot cl... Read More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil At Tuffy Ocala

Today in the Tuffy Ocala auto care blog, we’re going to talk to Ocala auto owners about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, recommended oil change intervals have gotten longer for Tuffy Ocala customers. High quality oil in a well-engineered SUV engine ... Read More

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