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Diesel Repair

  • A Brief History of the Diesel Engine

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    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we know that diesel engines play a huge role in many of our customers' daily ways of life. If you drive a Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins diesel pickup, you obviously appreciate the power of the diesel engine. Diesel engines are prevalent all over the road, but where did it all start, and why are diesel engines most commonly found in trucks today? 

  • Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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    Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

  • Are Your Brakes Too Loud?

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    Your Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup is a big truck. All that weight takes some strong stopping power and takes its toll on your brake pads - especially if you ever pull a trailer or carry heavy loads. Whenever you need a brake job, Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL has your back.

  • ASE Certified Technicians - What Does It Mean For You?

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Ram, or Ford diesel pickup, we have you covered. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we can do it all - and a big part of that is done by employing ASE certified technicians.

  • Bad Alignment on Your Diesel?

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    Your truck’s alignment is an essential aspect of its reliability and ride quality. From Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, here’s what you should know about the alignment on your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup, from symptoms to keep an eye on, to how it affects your vehicle.

  • Brakes - Putting a Stop to Your Diesel

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    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we know your Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge pickup was designed for optimal power, torque, and towing and hauling ability, no matter what the job is. We also know that while getting up to speed in a timely fashion is important, your diesel pickup’s ability to stop is equally essential.

  • 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.

  • Coolant Leaks - What to Watch Out For, and How to Find Them

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    Coolant leaks can be a pain - they’re elusive and have a lot of damage potential. Fortunately, at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, our technicians know exactly how to diagnose and repair a coolant leak, no matter where it is. Knowing more about where these coolant leaks appear and why they're a problem will help you to recognize a problem and get it repaired before it does further damage.

  • Cutting Edge Equipment that Fixes the Problem the First Time

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    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, our technicians have a wide variety of top of the line tools and equipment available to diagnose and repair your Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge diesel pickup. We utilize equipment at the forefront of technological innovation to best provide for the specific needs of your truck.

  • Diagnosing a Bad Brake Master Cylinder

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    Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has gone bad. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL we want you to know what to look out for so that you can be safely on the road.

  • Diesel - The Ideal Engine for Fleet Vehicles

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    If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you’re probably pretty familiar with diesel vehicles. But why are diesel engines predominantly used in commercial vehicles, and where did they start?

  • Diesel Engines - Power Comes From Their Differences

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    On gas engines, the fuel delivery system is pretty simple - an electric pump draws gas from the tank, and pushes it to the injectors. Diesel systems are a little more complex. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we like to keep you informed about what’s on your truck, how it works, and how to maintain it, so you stay reliably on the road.

  • 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 Isn't Difficult - Know How Your System Works

    Now that you’ve got an idea of the components that make up a diesel system, and what they do, understanding how the system works in a more cohesive way isn’t difficult. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa we understand what’s going on in your fuel system while your diesel engine is running.

  • 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.

  • Diesel Tires - Find the Balance

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    When it comes to installing new tires on your Dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, you want it done right the first time. Our technicians have the equipment necessary to get you cruising smoothly down the road in no time.

  • Engine Options for Your Diesel

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    The engine in your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup is the heart and soul of your truck. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we repair, rebuild, and replace engines with quality parts and builds, keeping your truck on the road for years to come.

  • 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. 

  • Have You Changed Your Oil Lately?

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    If you drive a Dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, you know the amount of hard work your truck puts in. You may also be aware that diesels run a little dirtier than your average gas burner. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, our goal is to keep your Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke truck on the road for many miles to come. A huge part of that is keeping your oil maintained.

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