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Why Your Vehicle Can Benefit From Spring Cleaning

Why Your Vehicle Can Benefit From Spring Cleaning

Why Your Vehicle Can Benefit From Spring Cleaning Spring is upon us, and with the new life and growth comes inspiration to deep clean and re-sort many aspects of our lives. Out with the old, in with the new. A new fresh feel is often just what we need to kickstart the spring season, especially if you are considering taking a road trip soon. Here is a list of spring cleaning ideas for your car to give it some love and feel good about your ride. Washing your car The chances are that you encountered a fair amount of rain and wind this winter. The underside of your vehicle can become pitted and eventually get rust from salt build-up on treated roads, or even being near the ocean. It is essential to wash the underside of your vehicle to keep it from rotting the exhaust system, muffler, and the frame. You will want to be especially careful if you launch or load a boat near the saltwater. Salt can destroy your car in a hurry, rusting out the undercarriage and wheels in just a matter of a few ... read more

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5 Great All-Season Tires

5 Great All-Season Tires

It feels great to know that your tires are in tip-top shape and ready for the road. Be prepared for spring break with a fresh set and, your car will be ready to take you anywhere you want to go. Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) is a rating to keep an eye out for when tire shopping. UTQG measures tires tread wear, temperature resistance, and traction. We want you to be safe out on the road, and so put together a list of 5 excellent All-Season Tires with good UTQG ratings for you.   Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 This tire has the very best UTQG rating possible and performs well under the most strenuous of circumstances on both asphalt and concrete surfaces. The engineers at Michelin outdid themselves with this tire that has steel belts to prolong tread life and wear as well as performing and looking good.   Goodyear Assurance Tripletred This hearty tire is ideal for SUV’s small trucks and minivans and packs a rating of 6,000 lbs of load capacity. The three-way tread zones p ... read more

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Top Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Top Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

February is a perfect time to find a nice gift for the car lover in your life. Sometimes shopping for the perfect thing can be daunting, so we decided to compile a list of items to inspire you.    Care Care Kit. Your car lover is sure to be tickled with a car care kit by Meguiars. Here is a link to a comprehensive package including wash, wax, tire gel clay bars, swirl removals, and so much more.   Seat Gap Filler. Have you or your partner ever lost your keys, cell phone, or Chapstick between the seats? It is SO frustrating! A seat gap filler can be just the solution to prevent it from happening again. We found this one on Amazon.   ... read more

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New Year’s Resolutions & Your Car

 New Year’s Resolutions & Your Car

Happy New Year! With the new year upon us, now is the time to start looking at what New Year’s resolutions we should be incorporating into our lives, and that includes resolutions about caring for our cars. To start the new year off right and keep your car in tip top shape, let’s go through some resolutions to keep in mind as the new century begins.    Resolving to Keep Your Car Clean: Oftentimes the key to feeling good is looking good, and that applies to both you and your car. Specific to your vehicle’s exterior, keeping your car clean from the grime and dirt it picks up on the road will help ward off rust and keep the finish on your car looking like new. While how clean your car is doesn’t necessarily affect its short-term performance, it certainly makes for a more pleasant drive. A clean car also maintains its value better over time, meaning that each wash you give it will save you money in the long run.    Resolving to Schedule Flui ... read more

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The Best Florida Holiday Displays Worth Visiting

The Best Florida Holiday Displays Worth Visiting

December is one of our favorite months of the year for so many reasons. Among them, are all the holiday display worth visiting around Florida. Here are a few of the best displays you’ll want to visit.   2019 Reindeer Run 5K Race, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:20 PM: Ocala, FL    Although this is not exactly a holiday display, it is a very fun community event in Ocala that supports the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. Pals Ocala Auto Repair is sponsoring this event and we would love to see you there. The Rudolph Dash Kids Fun Run starts at 4:10 PM, and the location is at the Center State Bank parking lot. The address for Center State Bank is 1632 East Silver Springs Boulevard Ocala, FL US 34470. To enter the race and find out more details, visit their website at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Ocala/GatewayBankReindeerRun.  Kirby Family Farm’s Christmas Train: Williston ... read more

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Five Things Snowbirds Need To Know About Driving In Florida

Five Things Snowbirds Need To Know About Driving In Florida

In Ocala, we are blessed to have a lot of snowbirds come down during the winter months. A lot of these snowbirds have driven to Florida numerous times, but for some, living and driving in Florida is a new experience. Though we don’t have snow here in Florida, (that is, unless we get a freak winter storm that blows down to our region) but there are some driving tips you should know about. Here are five things snowbirds need to know about driving in Florida:   Love bugs. If you’ve never seen a love bug, they’re rather cute insects. They don’t bite like the mosquitoes, fleas, or ticks do. In fact, they are pretty harmless. They fly paired up and move slowly. The big hazard, however, is that they love to commit buggy suicide on your car. These love bugs are highly acidic, so when they go splat on your car’s paint job, you would be wise to wash your car soon after. Otherwise, their acidic bodies will eat away at your car’s paint, and that’s ... read more

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Hauntingly Good Things to Do Around Ocala in October

If you are looking for fun and family-friendly Halloween activities near Ocala this October, you’re in luck. There are several October events that we love and we thought we’d share them with you. Ocala's 4th Annual Oktoberfest For those of you who love beer and brats, you’ll enjoy Ocala’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This event features live music, a beer garden, yummy German food, and fun for everyone. Located at Tuscawilla Park, the address is 829 NE Sanchez Avenue in Ocala.   Ocala Fall Horse Trials Being that Ocala is the center of many horse-related sporting events, the Ocala Fall Horse Trials are top of mind for a lot of equestrians in October. Located at the Florida Agricultural Center and Horse Park, this event takes place October 12 - 13, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The address is 11008 South Highway 475 in Ocala. Jeeptoberfest 2019 Sponsored by the Ocala Je ... read more

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How To Prepare Your Car And Your Family For Hurricane Season

How To Prepare Your Car And Your Family For Hurricane Season

  Photo by NASA on Unsplash September is the height of hurricane season and it is important for you, your family, and your vehicles to be prepared. A lot of people think that if you are inland and away from the coast, you will be fine. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. As monster hurricanes are becoming the norm, many inland communities, like Ocala, are affected as well.  If you have a person in your family with special needs, if you have horses, or if power outages are a major concern for you, you may need to evacuate in the event of a hurricane. Trouble is, a lot of people in the Ocala region have similar issues, and it is important to get ahead of the major traffic jam caused by evacuees. But if you are stuck in gr ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Ready For Back-To-School & Football Season?

Is Your Vehicle Ready For Back-To-School & Football Season?

        Photo by Ben Hershey on Unsplash It’s August, and Summer is drawing to a close for school kids. Is your vehicle ready for Back-to-School season and the football games that will soon follow? Because your family’s activity levels are expected to shoot up in the Fall, now is a terrific time to prepare your vehicle for the hustle and bustle. Because we all love our kids and their after-school activities, we know how tight your daily schedule can get. When school starts, you need to get everyone there on time. Then, you’ll need to get yourself to work, pick up the kids, act as their taxi service, and head back home to finish out the day. We totally understand that you cannot risk having a broken d ... read more

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