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Truck Repair

  • Are your seat belts working properly?

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    By now, the numbers are clear; seat belts save lives. But just wearing one isn’t enough - it needs to be working properly to actually keep you safe. Here’s what you need to know about the seat belts in your car, truck, or SUV, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • ASE Certified Technician for Transmission Care

    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we understand that the care for your vehicle is in the details. Transmission work, more so than any other type of maintenance or repair, requires a keen eye and specific know-how.

  • Cleaning Your Fuel System

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    Obviously, your fuel delivery system is an extremely important aspect of the running condition of your truck. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, our expert team of mechanics can treat and clean your fuel delivery system, ensuring you get the most out of your fleet.

  • Diesel Fuel Systems - Parts and Components

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    Your fuel system is comprised of a variety of parts, each tasked with keeping your engine running strong - Chevy, Ford, and Ram all have small differences, and diesel systems have changed over the years with innovation in the field; however, the fundamentals haven’t changed. At Pitts Automotive, Inc, our technicians are familiar with the differences between models and generations, but for the intents and purposes here they aren’t necessary to know. Here’s an overview of the major components you’ll find in most diesel fuel systems.

  • Diesel Fuel Systems - What Could go Wrong?

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    Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

  • Diesel Maintenance - Why it Matters Who Performs It

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    Good diesel technicians and shops that service diesel engines are hard to come by. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, diesels are our specialty. There are many reasons to have diesel truck maintenance performed by diesel specialists - here are just a few.

  • Differential Repair on Your Truck

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    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we understand that no matter how well something is maintained, everything breaks eventually. Fortunately, our team of expert mechanics can repair just about anything, saving your business a lot of money in the process.

  • Exhaust Options for Fleet Trucks

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    The exhaust on your truck is an important series of components, that work together to insure smooth, reliable operation. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we also know that exhaust systems are especially susceptible to damage and rust; pipes, mufflers, and other parts are exposed to hazards on the road, and to the environment. This situation, combined with caustic emissions and extreme heat, create a perfect opportunity for problems to arise.

  • Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

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    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we know that fuel contamination is one of the priciest and most problematic issues that may plague a diesel engine. There are a variety of issues that cause contamination in fuel. Knowing these issues will help drivers become aware of fuel contamination and hopefully prevent these issues. 

  • How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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    A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, here’s what you need to know.

  • How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

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    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

  • How Does Your Turbo Work?

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    Your turbocharger will work in essentially the same way, whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel pickup. While there are differences in designs and applications, turbos haven’t changed all that much over the past century. Now that you know what one is made of, we’ll look at how it works.

  • How is the Air Quality in Your Vehicle?

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    When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

  • How often should you get your filters replaced?

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    Your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with various filters that keep the air going into your engine clean, the air you breathe in the vehicle, the fuel that supplies your engine, and the oil that keeps it going. How often should you have them replaced? It depends on the filter, the vehicle, and the environment. Here’s what you need to know, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • How Often Should You Have Your Truck Maintenanced?

    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we know there’s a lot of conflict on when you should maintain certain things on your truck. We also know there are consequences to neglecting maintenance; the difference between a truck that breaks down all the time and a truck that has covered over a million miles virtually trouble-free all boils down to maintenance.

  • Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

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    The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

  • If you see steam, pull over!

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    Something will go wrong with your car, truck, or SUV eventually. The important thing is knowing what to do, and how to deal with it. Just knowing what to do in a situation often means the difference between a quick repair and thousands of dollars worth of work. If you see steam coming from under the hood, it’s important to deal with it appropriately and quickly. Here’s what’s going on, and what to do, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Is It Time To Invest In A New Exhaust?

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    Exhaust systems are one of the most neglected aspects of most vehicles. Exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, and mufflers are exposed to heat, emissions, and road damage. While your exhaust system is fairly simple and straightforward, these conditions mean it is inherently prone to rust and damage. As a result, this system is often one of the first systems you will have trouble within your car.

  • Keeping Up With Oil Changes

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    Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

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