Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

October 10, 2021

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 Jacksonville Automotive Tips: Alternator

October 11, 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

Tuffy Jacksonville Car Care News and Information: Battery Testing

January 28, 2016

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most Jacksonville motorists and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery tha... More

Make Your Battery Last

January 20, 2016

Todays report from Tuffy Jacksonville 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 Jacksonv... More

Charge It In Jacksonville For Extended Battery Life

July 29, 2014

Here's an interesting statistic for our car owners in Jacksonville, Florida: 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 extremel... More