ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Ocala Florida

February 29, 2016

When accidents occur in Ocala, Florida, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Florida police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, pur... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

February 29, 2016

Sometimes we hear people in Ocala say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexit... More

Tuffy Ocala Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

February 28, 2016

All Ocala service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant throu... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: Timing Belt Overview

February 27, 2016

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Ocala. The timing belts important job is ... More

The Tuffy Ocala Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

February 27, 2016

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Ocala drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Ocala. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff... More

Economics of Maintenance for Ocala Auto Owners

February 26, 2016

Buying a new car in Ocala is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Ocala who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thou... More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

February 25, 2016

Have you ever had an experience like this in Ocala, Florida? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on.... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Ocala: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

February 24, 2016

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Ocala drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulder... More

Tuffy Ocala Smart Car Care Videos: Battery Testing

February 23, 2016

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most Ocala auto owners and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that can... More

Budget For Maintenance in Ocala

February 11, 2016

Sometimes busy Ocala residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Gainesville in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of todays automobiles have signifi... More