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Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From Mullins Automotive & Truck Service Center in Ocala, FL, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

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With temperatures dropping around the country, it’s understandably tempting to let your car or SUV idle to stay warm. At Mullins Automotive & Truck Service Center in Ocala, FL, one of our goals is to keep you informed on how to best care for your performance and luxury vehicles. 

At some point, while waiting for your tank to fill up, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between the choices of gasoline at the pump. Typically, you see three buttons, with a number between 85 and 98, in ascending order and ascending prices. These numbers are octane ratings, which you probably know; but what is an octane rating, really?

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Your turbocharger will work in essentially the same way, whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel pickup. While there are differences in designs and applications, turbos haven’t changed all that much over the past century. Now that you know what one is made of, we’ll look at how it works.

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If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at Mullins Automotive & Truck Service Center in Ocala, FL have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

transmission

Leaky transmissions can be a pain, not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At Mullins Automotive & Truck Service Center in Ocala, FL we want to provide you with some information on where transmission leaks start and how to end them so that maybe we can eliminate any future leaks.

fuel gauge on a vehicle

Your gas mileage mostly depends on what kind of car you drive; engine displacement and vehicle weight are the largest determining factors on gas mileage, and there’s not much you can do to change either of those. That doesn’t mean attempting to improve your fuel economy is a completely hopeless endeavor, however. With these tips from Mullins Automotive & Truck Service Center in Ocala, FL, you might be surprised how much your fuel mileage can be improved.

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