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 vehicle. We utilize equipment at the forefront of technological innovation to best provide for the specific needs of your car.
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.
As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes more important. In the old days, a car battery essentially worked, or it didn’t; if it was good enough to start the car, it was good enough. Moderns vehicles are a different story. A faulty battery can cause a variety of issues, including engine codes, sensor failures, irregular transmission behavior, and the list goes on.
Battery failure often causes issues that are commonly misdiagnosed, and in the hands of the wrong auto repair shop, a mechanic may spend hundreds of your hard-earned dollars chasing problems that don’t exist. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, our mechanics are familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them.
Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at Pitts Automotive, Inc to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.
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:
Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life.
At Pitts Automotive, Inc in Tuscaloosa, AL, we’ve seen and diagnosed every warning light in the book. Many people ignore their check engine light, and while it isn’t advised, often get away with it. Transmission warning lights are different, however. Here's what it means and what you should do when it comes on.