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How Can I Protect My Car During Hurricane Season?

How Can I Protect My Car During Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season is a daunting time, especially for car owners. The fierce winds, torrential rains, and flooding associated with hurricanes can cause significant damage to vehicles. But don’t worry because there are proactive steps you can take to protect your car from the wrath of these powerful storms.  Understanding the Risks During Hurricane Season1. High Winds and Flying Debris One of a hurricane's most common and dangerous elements is the high winds that can reach speeds of over 100 mph. These winds can turn everyday objects into dangerous projectiles that can shatter windows and dent panels and cause other significant damage to your car. 2. Heavy Rain and Flooding Hurricanes often bring heavy rains that can lead to flooding. Even a few inches of floodwater can wreak havoc on your car’s engine, electrical systems, and interior. Severe flooding can completely submerge vehicles, leading to total losses ... read more

What Is a Freon Leak and How Does It Impact My Car A/C’s Performance

What Is a Freon Leak and How Does It Impact My Car A/C’s Performance

Have you ever noticed your car's air conditioning system isn't cooling as it should, or perhaps you've spotted a puddle under your vehicle? These could be signs of a freon leak, a common issue in car AC systems that can lead to reduced cooling performance and potential damage.   Why Freon Leaks Occur Freon, also known as refrigerant, plays a crucial role in keeping your car cool by absorbing heat from the cabin and releasing it outside. However, wear and tear on AC system components can lead to leaks over time. Common culprits include damaged hoses, worn seals, or corrosion in the system.   Where Does the Freon Go? When a leak occurs, freon escapes from the AC system into the surrounding environment. Unlike engine oil or coolant, freon is a gas at room temperature, so it quickly dissipates into the air. Even s ... read more

Must-Know Signs Your Wheels Need To Be Aligned

Must-Know Signs Your Wheels Need To Be Aligned

Have you ever experienced that annoying pull to one side while driving? Or perhaps you've noticed uneven tire wear? These are just a couple of signs that your wheels might need alignment. If you want to learn more about them and a few others, continue reading because today's article is exactly about that.   Uneven Tire Wear One of the most obvious signs that your wheels are out of alignment is uneven tire wear. Take a moment to inspect your tires. Are the treads wearing down unevenly? If you notice significant differences in tread depth between the inner and outer edges of your tires, it's likely a clear indicator of misalignment. This uneven wear not only compromises tire longevity but also affects your vehicle's handling and fuel efficiency.   Vehicle Pulling to One Side Have you ever felt like your car has a mind of its own ... read more

Signs Your Car's Battery Needs to Be Changed

Signs Your Car's Battery Needs to Be Changed

Is your car struggling to start? Are you noticing dim lights or electrical issues? These could be signs that your car's battery is on its last legs. If you want to be certain that it’s the battery, continue reading because we will share seven symptoms of trouble with it. Dimming Headlights and Interior Lights If you notice your headlights or interior lights dimming when you start the car or while driving, it could indicate that your battery is losing its charge. Dim lights are a clear sign that your battery is struggling to provide sufficient power to the electrical components of your vehicle. Difficulty Starting the Engine Have you experienced difficulty starting your car, especially in cold weather? Hear a slow cranking sound when you turn the key, likely means that your battery is weak and needs replacement. Difficulty starting the engine is one of the most common signs of a failing battery. Frequent Jump Starts Freq ... read more

We are honored to have been chosen for the fourth consecutive Year as a Carfax TopShop!

We are honored to have been chosen for the fourth consecutive Year as a Carfax TopShop!

OCALA AUTO REPAIR NAMED CARFAX TOP-RATED SERVICE CENTER Top-Rated Service Award Based on Verified Customer Ratings   Ocala Auto Repair has earned the distinction of being named a 2023 CARFAX Top-Rated Service Center. This is the fourth year that CARFAX is celebrating service centers around the country for their exceptional customer service, based on verified customer reviews. The 2023 CARFAX Top-Rated Service Centers received an average of 4.9 stars out of a possible five.   “The Top-Rated distinction is based solely on verified ratings and reviews from CARFAX consumers,” said Mike Liou, Head of B2B Marketing at CARFAX. “These service centers truly set the standards for customer care by establishing trust and transparency – the best of the best.”   "Being a Top Service Center Award Winner for the fourth consecutive year is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in auto repair. It's not just ab ... read more

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