PCV Valve Replacement

January 16, 2022

Hello Pelham, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs... More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

January 9, 2022

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Pelham

January 2, 2022

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Pelham auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central el... More

Let Tuffy Pelham Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

January 1, 2022

Pelham area residents may remember when the U.S. government's Cash for Clunkers program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Pelham drivers want to h... More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

December 26, 2021

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Pelham, Alabama, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Pelham, Alabama:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Pelham Drivers

December 21, 2021

Knowing how their engine works can help Pelham drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down whil... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

December 20, 2021

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Pelham, Alabama, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Pelham drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable tha... More

Losing Your Spark (Spark Plug Replacement)

December 19, 2021

When's the last time you thought about spark plugs? You probably don't remember. That's because spark plugs usually last a long time and don't need much attention. But they don't last forever, and when they start going bad, they'll send you a few clues. Vehicle is hard to start. Fuel economy ... More

The Tuffy Pelham Guide to Servicing Your Differential

December 19, 2021

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Pelham drivers. A lot of us in Pelham don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every ... More

Steering Clear in Pelham

December 18, 2021

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More