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Diesel Repair

  • Maintaining a Diesel Fuel System

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    Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here are some important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your fleet running smoothly. While your system and components should typically be serviced by a professional technician, there are some things you can be conscious of that will go a long way toward keeping your engine in good shape.

  • Maintaining the Exhaust on Your Diesel

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    We know how important a good exhaust setup is on a diesel truck. Whether you’re powered by a Cummins, a Duramax, a Powerstroke, or something else, your exhaust plays a major role in performance, engine sound, and even aesthetic. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, our professional mechanics have the equipment, knowledge, and ability necessary to get your exhaust in shape.

  • Maintenance Tips for Your Turbocharger

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    The turbo on your diesel pickup is a precision engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keeping it going strong. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don’t really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

  • Quality Work for Your Diesel Truck

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    We know how important a good exhaust setup is on a diesel truck. Whether you’re powered by a Cummins, a Duramax, a Powerstroke, or something else, your exhaust plays a major role in performance, engine sound, and even aesthetic. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, our professional mechanics have the equipment, knowledge, and ability necessary to get your exhaust in shape.

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Diesel

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    Oil changes are integral to the performance, longevity, and reliability of your diesel truck. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, our expert mechanics understand the importance of good quality oil, changed at correct intervals, in allowing you to get the most out of your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax diesel.

  • Steering and Suspension for Your Truck

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    Whether your diesel pickup is a Dodge, Chevrolet, or Ford, it’s undoubtedly a well-made, heavy-duty machine. However, when an issue does arise, trust Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa to keep you on the road.

  • The Ins & Outs of Your Turbochargers

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    Now that you know why your turbo is necessary, you’ll want to know what the turbocharger is made of. Turbos are intricate and precise components, but not actually all that complicated or difficult to understand. Here’s a rundown on the parts of a turbocharger, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

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    Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

  • Turbochargers - The Extra Boost Your Diesel Needs

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    Whether you drive a Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke diesel truck, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with turbochargers. Over the past couple of decades, turbos have nearly become stock equipment on diesel pickups, and are becoming increasingly common on gas vehicles as well. But what are they, how do they work, and why are they there? Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL has the answers.

  • Vacuum Leaks - What Are They, and How Do You Fix One?

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    Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

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    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

  • When Do I Need A Heavy Duty Torque Converter?

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    If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • When is it Time for New Brake Pads?

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    Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

  • When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

    Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

  • Why A Great Exhaust Is Important

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    Your exhaust is an essential part of your truck’s sound, performance, and aesthetic. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, our technicians are ready and able to provide any exhaust service your Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel requires, from stock repairs to completely custom installations.

  • Why Choose a Diesel Engine?

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    When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years. So how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we have the answers.

  • Why Is Your Truck Squealing?

    If you drive a dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, there will come a day when you start the engine, only to be met with a sound of high pitched squeals. Fortunately Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL has the solution you’re looking for.
  • Will Electric Trucks Take The Place of Diesel?

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    Currently, the future of electric vehicles looks promising - though it won’t likely replace your Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins engine any time soon. Still, we don’t know what the immediate future holds. This battle was waged once before in the past, with combustion engines taking the throne over electric power. Here’s a brief history of electric automobiles, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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