The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

January 10, 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 Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. Automotive Tips: Alternator

April 24, 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

Charge It In Fort Wayne For Extended Battery Life

September 4, 2014

Here's an interesting statistic for our auto owners in Fort Wayne, IN: 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 hot ... More

Make Your Battery Last

January 11, 2014

Todays report from Tuffy Fort Wayne - Dupont Rd. 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... More