Severe Service Requirements

October 6, 2022

A lot of Ocala drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automo... More

The Importance of Ocala Drivers Following Service Intervals

October 1, 2022

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 in Ocala with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering the lawn a... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Ocala

September 26, 2022

There's a segment of the Ocala area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometer... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

September 22, 2022

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Florida folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do w... More

Training Received by Technicians in Ocala, Florida

September 9, 2022

When your vehicle breaks down in the Ocala, Florida, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking ... More

Tuffy Ocala Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

August 22, 2022

Florida service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Ocala drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Ocala fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicle f... More

Busting Automotive Myths in Ocala, Florida

August 18, 2022

Myths passed around our Ocala, Florida community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents t... More

Synthetic Oil for Ocala Autos

July 22, 2022

If you are a driver in Ocala and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doe... More

Tuffy Ocala: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

July 20, 2022

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Ocala streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that ... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Ocala

July 12, 2022

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Ocala area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Ocala drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is j... More