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Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Local Ocala roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Ocala ... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Ocala: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Ocala

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Ocala drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Ocal... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Ocala: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Ocala drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Florida drivers ran out and ... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Ocala

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to... Read More

Ocala Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Ocala, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the cra... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... Read More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... Read More

How Much is Enough for Ocala Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Ocala drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, ... Read More

Super Slick at Tuffy Ocala in Ocala: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more e... Read More

Ocala, Florida Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in Florida, Ocala residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Florida winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Ocala residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle ... Read More

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