Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Pelham in Pelham

September 24, 2023

With Pelham gas prices being what they are, many of us in Alabama are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Pelham area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Alabama. ... More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Pelham

September 17, 2023

Pelham drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Pelham area, but it does add quite a bit to th... More

Synthetic Oil for Pelham Autos

September 10, 2023

If you are a driver in Pelham and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it do... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Pelham: Making a Battery Last Longer

September 3, 2023

One thing all Pelham drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Pelham can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted like from usin... More

The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)

August 27, 2023

Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation. But then again, it could be a sign that there's trouble brewing in one of your vehicle's systems. You can ... More

Fuel for Thought

August 20, 2023

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... More

Tuffy Pelham Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

August 13, 2023

Today's Tuffy Pelham post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Pelham service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is con... More

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

August 6, 2023

When Pelham drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Pelham drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and st... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

July 30, 2023

Sometimes we hear people in Pelham say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexi... More

The Last Gas (Fuel Pump Replacement).

July 23, 2023

You're heading down the road and you notice your vehicle is sputtering, like it's running out of gas. But the gauge show's it's still got a quarter of a tank. So what gives? It could be that your fuel pump is failing, meaning your engine is not getting enough gas to run properly. While fuel pu... More