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  • Disconnecting a Battery from A Vehicle

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    If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straight forward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Do you have a bad spark plug?

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    Spark plugs have been around since the beginning, and play as important a role now as they did a hundred years ago. It’s a good idea to replace them as a set at regular intervals, but sometimes one will go bad sooner than the rest for one reason or another. How do you know if you have a bad spark plug? Here are some indicators, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pumping Brakes are a Thing of the Past

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    At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.

  • Synthetic vs. Conventional oil - what’s the difference?

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    Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most important aspects of keeping your engine in good shape. However, you’ve probably noticed that the price of oil changes can vary pretty dramatically depending on what you get, and the oil all looks the same. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Transmission Parts Rely On Each Other

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    Once you have an idea of how the major components of your transmission operate, it’s time to bring them all together. In its most complex terms, a truck’s automatic transmission takes a lot to understand. However, at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we like to keep things simple when we can. We want you to understand exactly what's going on with your car, truck or SUV. Here’s a rundown of how everything works together.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

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    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

    mechanic working on car

    A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

  • What does the PCV System do & why is it important to you?

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    On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we have those answers for you!

  • What Happens When Routine Services Are Neglected?

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    Routine services are routine for a good reason. Schedule them with us here so we can be sure that your vehicle stays in the best shape. Here’s a look into what happens when routine services aren’t performed, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • What's My Transmission Made Of?

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    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

  • 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. 

  • Why Do Engines Overheat?

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    An engine overheating can cause irreparable damage - preventing that from happening is crucial to keeping your car, truck, or SUV on the road. Here’s a rundown on the causes of engine overheating, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Why is there a puddle under my car?

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    Cars, trucks, and SUVs use and create multiple liquid substances. Here’s what you need to know about the puddle of liquid under your vehicle, from Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL. There are a few different substances that can pool under an automobile, and some are more serious than others. Knowing what to look for and what to do could save you from hassle with your vehicle in the long run. 

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