You get into your vehicle every day, put your key in the ignition and start it up. The starter solenoid, basically your vehicle’s on switch, engages the starter motor, which spins the engine to start the internal combustion process.
Your charging system, which is composed of the battery, the alternator, and the voltage regulator, provides power to the vehicle while the engine is running and maintains your battery’s charge.
But what if your vehicle doesn’t start?
It could be your battery. Your battery supplies electrical power to your vehicle during the starting process, and during periods of high electrical loads. In extreme temperatures, your battery takes a beating. Extreme cold reduces the battery’s cranking power, which vehicles need more of in cold temperatures. Extreme heat causes the water in the battery’s electrolytes to evaporate, causing the positive plate grids to corrode more rapidly.
There could also be a problem with your starter or your ignition switch. Your local Tuffy Auto Service Center will run a complete starting and charging evaluation, on the house.
Many Tuffy locations offer towing service, so program the number of your neighborhood location into your cell phone in case of emergency.