Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

January 1, 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)

February 14, 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 Grand Haven Automotive Tips: Alternator

January 1, 2017

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 Replacement At Tuffy Grand Haven In Grand Haven

August 20, 2015

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

Battery Basics For Grand Haven

July 22, 2015

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

Charge It In Grand Haven For Extended Battery Life

November 12, 2014

Here's an interesting statistic for our auto owners in Grand Haven , 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 extre... More

Make Your Battery Last

November 20, 2013

Todays report from Tuffy Grand Haven 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 Grand Ha... More