Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

October 3, 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

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

August 15, 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

Auto Lab Troy Automotive Tips: Alternator

August 25, 2019

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

Battery Basics For Troy

January 16, 2015

It's important for Troy drivers to know battery basics. First, lets talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Michigan weather. Most Rochester Hills car owners think its cold weather because thats when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold SUV engine. However... More

A New Battery In Troy

August 29, 2014

Hello Troy drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Troy, heres some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: c... More

Battery Replacement At Auto Lab Troy

December 25, 2012

Hello, welcome to Auto Lab Troy. Today's topic is batteries. It seems like everything in Birmingham runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries were most concerned with here at Auto Lab Troy are those in our vehicles. Car batteries wear out just like any other battery and need to be... More

Charge It In Troy For Extended Battery Life

November 6, 2012

Here's an interesting statistic for our friends in Troy Michigan: 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 clima... More

Make Your Battery Last

September 25, 2012

Todays report from Auto Lab Troy 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 Troy vehicle ... More