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Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s 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 ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Auto Maintenance Videos: Battery Testing

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 Lockport drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that can... Read More

Battery Basics For Lockport

It's important for Lockport car owners to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Lockport auto owners think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold SUV engine. Ho... Read More

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