Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c...
Posted in Timing Belt
on February 16, 2020
Pelham drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service ...
Posted in Service Standards
on February 09, 2020
Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Pelham drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Alabama driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Pelham, our team will ...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 02, 2020
Every vehicle on Alabama roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Pelham residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For examp...
Posted in Differential Service
on January 26, 2020
Most Pelham drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicl...
Posted in Exhaust
on January 19, 2020
Okay. You went to your local Pelham car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest P...
Posted in Diagnostics
on January 12, 2020
With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on January 05, 2020
Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Pelham drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Pelham drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your tr...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 01, 2020
When Pelham drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 29, 2019
Myths passed around our Pelham, Alabama community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 22, 2019