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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Ocala drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Florida freewa... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything in the Florida automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Florida drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Ocala roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vi... Read More

The Edible Engine

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Ocala?

Today's Tuffy Ocala article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Ocala drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Florida who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Ocala, Florida

The median age for cars in the Ocala, Florida area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Ocala we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Ocala area, bring it into Tuffy Ocala for high-mileage maintenance.210... Read More

Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinde... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Ocala in Ocala

When we Ocala residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find "diagnostic fees" as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abi... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Ocala, Florida Vehicle

How do Ocala drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Florida consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Florida seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in O... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Ocala drivers often associate our wheels being "knocked" out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. Wh... Read More

Is Your Ocala Driving Severe?

People near Ocala, Florida, often ask Tuffy Ocala how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Ocala, Florida, service advisor at Tuffy Ocala look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is of... Read More

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