Staying In Charge (Alternator Repair)

January 14, 2024

Seems like these days, we're hearing about more and more electric or hybrid vehicles. Keep in mind that conventional gasoline internal combustion vehicles have important electrical components, too, and it's important to make sure they're operating at their peak. In a vehicle with a gasoline engi... More

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

November 5, 2023

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

Tuffy Walled Lake Alternator Replacement Service in Walled Lake

January 9, 2022

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 Walled Lake is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane ... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

April 18, 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

A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

December 6, 2020

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad. But there's one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator. T... More

Tuffy Walled Lake Automotive Tips: Alternator

February 20, 2018

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 Walled Lake For Extended Battery Life

January 20, 2016

Here's an interesting statistic for our car owners in Walled Lake, Michigan: 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 extremel... More

Make Your Battery Last

July 10, 2015

Todays report from Tuffy Walled Lake is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadnt. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Walled La... More

Battery Basics For Walled Lake

April 25, 2015

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

Battery Replacement At Tuffy Walled Lake In Walled Lake

February 19, 2014

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Walled Lake. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Walled Lake runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries were most concerned with here at Tuffy Walled Lake are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detector... More