Car Care Tips

March 2016

Ask Tuffy Ocala About the Importance of Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Ocala blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your elec... Read More

What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Ocala, Florida, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Ocala drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable tha... Read More

Ask Tuffy Ocala: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which ... Read More

Should Ocala Soccer Moms Follow The Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Ocala tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that "severe service" schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of your trips around Ocal... Read More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Ocala Drivers

Ocala residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to... Read More

Diesel Maintenance for Florida

At Tuffy Ocala we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Florida friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Ocala

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to lo... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics For Ocala

All modern Ocala vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Gainesville drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and burned in ... Read More

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