A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

February 18, 2024

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

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

November 26, 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 Lake In The Hills Automotive Tips: Alternator

December 11, 2022

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

Tuffy Lake In The Hills Alternator Replacement Service in Lake In The Hills

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

Battery Basics For Lake In The Hills

November 26, 2014

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