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Keep It Cool With Automotive A/C Maintenance

Keep It Cool With Automotive A/C Maintenance   Ocala, Florida, is known for its warm weather and beautiful natural springs, but it can also get unbearably hot during summer. When driving around in your car, the heat can be even more intense, making it uncomfortable for you and your passengers. That's why keeping your car's air conditioning system in good working order is important, so you can stay cool and comfortable no matter where you're headed.   How does Pals Ocala Auto Repair diagnose air conditioning issues?   Pt. 1 – A/C Diagnostic Process on a Honda   Pt. 2 – A/C Diagnostic Process on a Honda   Pt. 3 – A/C Diagnostic Process on a Honda   Pt. 4 – A/C Diagnostic Process on a Honda Be proactive by servicing your car's A/C system.   Automotive air conditioning service is essential for running your car's air conditioning system smoothly. Over time, the various components of your A/C system can ... read more

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The Road Ahead: April is National Vehicle Maintenance Month

  The Road Ahead: A Look At The History of National Vehicle Maintenance Month   National Vehicle Maintenance Month was created to recognize the importance of vehicle maintenance. Vehicle maintenance is essential to owning a car, truck, or recreational vehicle. Regular maintenance ensures that a vehicle runs smoothly, reduces the risk of breakdowns, and extends the vehicle's lifespan. In this article, we will look at the history of National Vehicle Maintenance Month and its evolution over time.   The Origins of National Vehicle Maintenance Month   National Vehicle Maintenance Month was first introduced in April 2005 by the Car Care Council, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate vehicle owners about the importance of regular maintenance. The initiative's goal was to raise awareness about the importance of vehicle maintenance and encourage vehicle owners to take steps to keep their vehicles in good condition.   The Car Care Council partner ... read more

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How Distributors On A Car Work

How Distributors On A Car Work

  A table showing distributor performance at Pals Ocala Auto Repair in Ocala, Florida. Understanding the Importance of Automobile Distributor Maintenance and Repair   Do you want to learn about the inner workings of automobile distributors and why they need regular service or repair? The Pals Ocala Auto Repair team in Ocala, Florida, is here to help you better understand your car's distributor. From understanding how they distribute high voltage electricity to spark plugs to common issues that may arise, our goal is to cover all you need to know about distributors and why they are crucial components of the ignition system.     The distributor is a component of the ignition system in a traditional internal combustion engine.     An automobile distributor is a component of the ignition system in a traditional internal combustion engine. It plays a vital role in ignition by distributing the high-voltage electricity from the ignition coil to the spa ... read more

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How To Get Ahead Of Car Trouble While In Ocala, Florida

  How To Get Ahead Of Car Trouble While In Ocala, Florida   If you are new to living in Florida, welcome! Pals Ocala Auto Repair wants to be among the first to welcome you into our beautiful and warm state. With so many people moving here to get away from cold weather, we thought we would dedicate this month’s blog to advising you on Florida-related car maintenance.   Even many lifelong Floridians are not aware of certain climate-related issues their vehicles deal with on a daily basis. It gets hot here, and that creates its own set of vehicle service and repair items that need regular attention. These gotchas can sap the fun out of your Florida road trips, so please allow us to share some helpful car maintenance tips with you.   Getting Ahead of the Hot Weather   Most people in the month of February aren’t thinking about air conditioning service and summertime. But this is Florida, and it’s hot here most of the year. So get ahead of t ... read more

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How To Start 2023 Off Right With Your Car

How To Start 2023 Off Right With Your Car

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash How To Start 2023 Off Right With Your Car  Welcome to 2023. Our yearly chance to do a bit more than we did in 2022 to improve our everyday lives comes with the new calendar. We can begin new diets, resolve to exercise more, work on our relationships, find a new job, or learn to set boundaries with our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. It’s a great restart moment and an opportunity for those who are committed to making changes in their lives.   With a new year and economic focus, we here at Pals Ocala Auto Repair team would like to offer some advice on starting 2023 right. Specifically, we'd like to talk about your interest in your car!     Here ar ... read more

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Snowbirds and Ocala

Snowbirds and Ocala

It’s no secret that Ocala is home to a huge equestrian community, and that HITS fans and participants– the hunters and jumpers– are a big part of that community. But they tend to die off a bit in the summer and return back in autumn. Did you know that many of the seasonal guests we see are snowbirds?    No, not actual birds– that’s a term for people who summer in the Northern states and winter in warm places like sunny Ocala. Snowbirds have a lifestyle where they leave the comforts of their Northern homes to migrate south with the birds every year. Whether staying with family or living in their own situation, there’s a steady influx of visitors every year, usually older retirees looking to live longer and sweeter in our warm climate!   They come from as far away as New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Every year, we see them come in around October or November, and they stay until April or May. Some come in regular vehicle ... read more

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Issues That Can Develop from NOT Driving Your Vehicle (Plus, An Invitation To The Car, Truck, Jeep & Bike Show on May 16th!)

Issues That Can Develop from NOT Driving Your Vehicle (Plus, An Invitation To The Car, Truck, Jeep & Bike Show on May 16th!)

Photo by Tristan Billet on Unsplash   Welcome to our May blog! There’s loads of news and things to cover. But first, we invite you to a charity car show event that’ll be taking place May 16th called the Car, Truck, Jeep & Bike Show to support Boys & Girls Club of Marion County.    Before spilling the beans about all the cool events coming up, let’s chat about the issues that your car can develop from not being driven often!   With the pandemic, business models have changed, and more and ... read more

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The Best of Ocala: Our Partners and Our City

The Best of Ocala: Our Partners and Our City

Photo by Kenny Gaines on Unsplash Welcome back to another PALS Ocala blog! We hope that life has been treating you well throughout March and you are achieving all your goals. The PALS Ocala website has a page for what we call ‘Partners’. These aren’t partners in the strict sense of capitalism; they represent our partners in building a better Ocala together. If you click the link and go to our website, you’ll discover some of the many charities and organizations Linda and I support. We’re proud of these organizations and the work they are doing for the life and soul of Ocala’s adults, children, families, and even pets.  It’s a collection ... read more

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Why We Love Classic Car Restorations

Why We Love Classic Car Restorations

Welcome to 2021, everyone! In July of this past year, we were honored to restore a 1966 Corvette for a client! We thought we’d take you through the process of restoring this beautiful car to show you why love restorations. She’s been a loyal client of ours for a few years. She was recently given her father’s old Corvette, and chose Pals Ocala Auto Repair to do the restoration on it! The Corvette has been garaged for almost 30 years, so it needed a full body and frame restoration. Chuck Perry estimated the repairs to be about $80,000 in the end. With her deposit in hand, we set to work restoring this beautiful classic to its original glory. Stage one was removing the body from the frame. The next step was delivering the body of the Corvette to a body shop for restoration.  The third step is to rehab the chassis. Every damaging blow to the underside of the chassis is being worked out and put back to factory specs. Our goal is to make certain that restoration woul ... read more

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How to Safely Tow Your Trailer

How to Safely Tow Your Trailer

Photo by Shelly Busby on Unsplash   Do you love to go out and recreate? We do, too! We love getting our vehicle packed, hitching up the trailer, and driving off to our next adventure. It doesn't matter if we want to go boating, horseback riding, camping, show off our car in a show, or go racing around the track. We love it all!   But before we head out for the fun activities we have planned, we know that our top priority should be safety. That is why in this article, Pals Ocala Auto Repair wants to address how to safely tow your 5th wheel trailer, your boat trailer, your horse trailer, the trailer carrying your classic car, and anything else you might be hauling.   Many things can affect the safety of you, your passengers, your vehicle ... read more

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