Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

May 9, 2021

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator. The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

October 11, 2020

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Automotive Tips: Alternator

March 8, 2020

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the p... More

Charge It In Aurora For Extended Battery Life

July 10, 2015

Here's an interesting statistic for our motorists in Aurora, Illinois: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot ... More