Why People in Pelham Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

September 26, 2021

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Pelham, Alabama, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some of th... More

10 Services Pelham Drivers Often Overlook

September 19, 2021

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Pelham. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Speci... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Pelham

September 12, 2021

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Pelham area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get f... More

Wishy-Washy in Pelham

September 5, 2021

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Pelham

August 29, 2021

Today we're talking to Pelham drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Alabama folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road so they're very important.Without shocks, your wheels wou... More

A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)

August 22, 2021

You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be. Not only must they support the weight, they also have to isolate vibrations and noise from the passenger cabin. Pretty tall order, wouldn't you say? ... More

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

August 15, 2021

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent. But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it shou... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Pelham

August 8, 2021

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Pelham, Alabama, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Pelham streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the ... More

Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)

August 1, 2021

There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet. They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant velocity. CV axles are mainly used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. They're also us... More

Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)

July 25, 2021

"I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahead for an emergency with a few things you should keep in your vehicle. Road flares. If you've ev... More