Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

July 4, 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)

December 20, 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 Glendale Heights Automotive Tips: Alternator

December 5, 2016

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

Battery Basics For Glendale Heights

January 6, 2016

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

Battery Replacement At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights In Glendale Heights

December 16, 2014

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

Charge It In Glendale Heights For Extended Battery Life

October 24, 2014

Here's an interesting statistic for our auto owners in Glendale Heights, 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 e... More