A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

November 8, 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

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

September 6, 2020

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 Sturgis Automotive Tips: Alternator

November 23, 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 Sturgis

February 5, 2016

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

Charge It In Sturgis For Extended Battery Life

December 2, 2014

Here's an interesting statistic for our auto owners in Sturgis, 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 extremely h... More

A New Battery In Sturgis

August 5, 2014

Hello Sturgis 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 Sturgis, heres some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new batt... More

Make Your Battery Last

July 29, 2014

Todays report from Tuffy Sturgis 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 Sturgis vehic... More

Battery Replacement At Tuffy Sturgis In Sturgis

May 20, 2014

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