Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

May 17, 2022

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 3, 2021

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 Batavia Alternator Replacement Service in Batavia

September 19, 2021

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Batavia is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane depa... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Automotive Tips: Alternator

August 9, 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 Batavia For Extended Battery Life

December 5, 2015

Here's an interesting statistic for our motorists in Batavia, 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

Battery Replacement At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia In Batavia

November 20, 2015

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Batavia runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries were most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the bat... More

Battery Basics For Batavia

September 22, 2015

It's important for Batavia car owners to know battery basics. First, lets talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Batavia auto owners think its cold weather because thats when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold SUV engine. However,... More

A New Battery In Batavia

June 4, 2015

Hello Batavia drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Batavia, heres some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new batt... More