When autumn comes around in Pelham, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Pelham drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Pelham driver...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 25, 2020
If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil. It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it. Mobil's oil was different from conventional motor oil because it was first broken down to its basic molecules. Then, Mobil removed additional imp...
Posted in Oil Change
on October 18, 2020
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons...
Posted in Service Intervals
on October 11, 2020
Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 04, 2020
Most would agree they'd rather drive around in a clean, shiny vehicle than one coated with a layer of dirt. When warmer weather comes around, some of us are bound and determined to wash our own vehicles. And to protect the paint and its luster, there are a few things to keep in mind when you ge...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on September 27, 2020
There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids...
Posted in Fluids
on September 20, 2020
At Tuffy Pelham we get a lot of Pelham drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Alabama, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded.Smart ...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 13, 2020
The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Pelham drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expens...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 06, 2020
There's nothing quite like getting in your vehicle on a hot day, switching on the air conditioning and having warm air blow out of the vents. You may have had no problem for months and then, one day, you are driving around in a sauna. You're hot stuff, but not in a good way!So what goes wrong w...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on August 30, 2020
Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle. But those exterior lights are more important than you think, and they're vital to your safety and that of other drivers near you.Headlights are important. Not onl...
Posted in Safe Driving
on August 23, 2020