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Are you ready for summer? In today's blog, we’re looking at surviving the summer heat in Ocala with a car! The summers in Ocala are scorchers and can be damaging to the unprepared. So here are our top 5 tips for surviving the summer heat in Ocala!
Stay hydrated - it’s the most straightforward step on the list. Make sure you are getting enough water in the day. Being properly hydrated will prevent many other problems.
Keep up with current traffic - a check on LocalConditions.com can save you a lot of heartaches later. You can find out where traffic issues lie, like construction and hazards, or when bad weather is at issue.
Take fewer trips outdoors - the less time you spend on unorganized errands, the less heat you’ll have to bear. If you make lists of the shopping you need to do and plan trips, you’ll save time, money, and wear and tear both on you and your vehicle!
Pay attention to the time of day you are leaving for trips - try not to go out during peak traffic hours. Planning ahead can mean getting the best parking with shade or showing up at dusk when the sun is mercifully setting and no longer an issue. It can also mean avoiding being stuck in a traffic jam and having to keep the air conditioning on full blast.
Take good care of your air conditioning - your car’s air conditioning unit is a lifesaver in the summer heat. Don’t neglect it. If you see evidence of trouble ahead-- links, smells, lack of cool air from your vents-- bring your car to a qualified repair shop like PALS Ocala for a check-up.
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Here are this month’s events!
Every Friday in July
Reading With Rangers and Friends Event
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with the Marion County Public Library System and the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County, Inc., will host ‘Reading with Rangers & Friends’ every Friday at 11 a.m. in June and July. These stories in the park will take place at various parks and locations around Ocala. These stories will take place at various parks and locations around Ocala, including:
Friday, July 2 – Tom’s Park, 2300 NW Magnolia Ave.
Friday, July 9 – Heritage Nature Conservancy, 1900 block of NE 3rd St.
Friday, July 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 595 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Friday, July 23 – Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St.
Friday, July 30 – Tuscawilla Park, 829 NE Sanchez Ave
International Joke Day
Ocala Polo Club’s Summer Sunset Polo
Florida Horse Park
National Bikini Day
National Forgiveness Day
July 10th - 11th
Malibu Rider Experience South
Carney Island Park
Malibu Boats and The World Wake Association are excited to announce the return of the world’s premier amateur development event series with five stops of action for the 2021 Malibu WWA Rider Experience Series. This season, amateur riders across the U.S. will come together yet again alongside the top Malibu Pro athletes for a weekend focused on the next generation in wake through family-friendly instruction and competition in a laid-back atmosphere that is open to participation from all who are interested. The WWA and Malibu are excited to showcase new talent and new divisions and continue the sport’s exponential growth as the Rider Experience series heads into its ninth season.
Cow Appreciation Day
July 16th - 24th
Art in the Attic 2021 Annual Yart Sale
Brick City Center for the Arts
Marion Cultural Alliance’s y-ART Sale is a FUNdraising event that features previously enjoyed art at yard sale prices! Hundreds of works will be for sale, including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and ALL will be sold at affordable prices! Early birds get the art treasures and extraordinary deals! So sip and shop while supporting the arts in Ocala/Marion County.
National Ice Cream Day
July 24th - 25th
Wellington Classic Dressage Summer Fun II
Florida Horse Park
We invite you to join us as a competitor or spectator for the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge Show.
National Intern Day
National Avocado Day
That’s all for this month’s events. Thanks again for checking out our blog! And if you need a little extra TLC for your vehicle to protect it during summer, schedule an appointment online and let Pals Ocala Auto Repair take care of you. We are located at 2821 SW College Road, Ocala, FL, 34474. Until next time!