Car Care Tips

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Pelham: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Pelham know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulleys... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Pelham

Some Pelham drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Pelham, you should be aware of safety issues, Alabama towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe to... Read More

Tracking True in Pelham: Wheel Alignment

At Tuffy Pelham, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Pelham alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is c... Read More

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Pelham

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Pelham. If you took an informal poll around Pelham you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Pelh... Read More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Pelham Vehicle

Pelham drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Alabama come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Pelham area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sensors ... Read More

Fuel Filter Service in Pelham, Alabama

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... Read More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Pelham Drivers

When people in Pelham talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Alabama? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or our wi... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Pelham?

All Pelham drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Pelham.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can g... Read More

Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)

We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the engine crank, you hear it slowly turn over and your dash lights go dim. There can be many reaso... Read More

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