A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

December 12, 2021

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 Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton Automotive Tips: Alternator

December 5, 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 Appleton For Extended Battery Life

December 31, 2014

Here's an interesting statistic for our drivers in Appleton, Wisconsin: 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