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Independence & Your Car

When you think about Independence in July, you think of Independence Day, right? Yes, most of us do. But today, we want to take a closer look at independence, your car, and what that means to you as a driver.

But before we get started, Happy Independence Day! We love our country, we love living here in Florida, and we love our Ocala community. We are so lucky to be here and to serve our friends and neighbors. Life may not be perfect, and we have a lot of challenges to overcome, but the Pals Ocala Auto Repair team considers itself to be very fortunate to have the talent and resources to contribute. Our goal is to make the world a better place, one auto repair at a time, for it helps to support working people, families, travelers, retirees, vacationers, and the like.

Next, let’s look at what independence means for the average driver. 

For new drivers who are teens, young adults, or people who are new to driving because they were accustomed to mass transit options, a car means a whole lot of independence. But as you know, with freedom comes responsibility. It takes a while for new drivers to feel fully confident behind the wheel as they try to stay out of trouble.

Experienced drivers who have jobs, families, school, and social functions to attend also see having a car as a form of independence. They use their vehicles to get them where they need to go, on time, and reliably so. For a lot of us, not having a car is a major interruption to our day. That is why so many experienced drivers need alternative transportation options when their vehicle is being serviced or repaired. Here at Pals Ocala Auto Repair, we understand how busy your schedule can be, so we do our best to offer as many helpful solutions as possible.

For elderly drivers, being able to operate a vehicle is also a sign that you are still independent. But as their hearing, eyesight, reaction time, and mental capacity decline, it becomes dangerous for them to stay on the road. It’s a difficult conversation to have with an elderly or aging driver, but many feel a loss of independence when they have to surrender their car keys. Fortunately, there are several transportation options available to seniors who don’t have the option of driving.

Another way to look at independence is through education. Here, at Pals Ocala Auto Repair, we support the public education system of Marion County. We believe that education provides everyone some level of independence. They develop critical thinking skills, learn how to become productive citizens, and find their joy through reading, math, science, the arts, sports, and technology. That is why with each auto repair that comes to our shop, we donate some of the proceeds to support our local schools. We hope that by supporting our community, we give our neighbors and their children increased confidence, knowledge, and independence.

During the month of July, and throughout the Summer, we have a special offer. If you purchase a Lifetime Alignment from Pals Ocala Auto Repair, you will receive a Lifetime Tire Balance. Why is this a big deal? Well, every car requires proper wheel alignment. Without it, your whole vehicle is affected, including your tires, your sensors and cameras, your safety features, and the longevity of your vehicle. So, we encourage you to take advantage of our offer for a Free Lifetime Balance with the purchase of a Lifetime Alignment. This offer is good from July through September.

When your vehicles need repair or service, we invite you to Pals Ocala Auto Repair. We are a full-service auto repair facility that goes the extra mile to provide you with an exceptional customer service experience. Please, schedule an appointment with us at Pals Ocala Auto Repair. We are open Mondays - Saturdays, and are conveniently located at 2821 SW College Road, Ocala, FL, 34474. We look forward to taking great care of you and your family fleet of vehicles!


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