Prepare for Winter Driving with a Car Battery Service Appointment for Your Vehicle

Minit-Tune & Brake| Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The winter weather takes its toll on people and it can also be rough on components of your vehicle. The colder temperatures mean that more energy is required to start your engine and the frigid conditions make it tougher for your battery to provide power. A quick maintenance appointment can ensure any issues from a long, hot summer are fixed and your battery is in great condition to work its best and hardest throughout the winter.

Take the time to book your battery service or other auto repairs in Vancouver and surrounding cities at a Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres location near you. Our 18 convenient auto repair shops regularly provide full automotive services to residents in BC and Alberta.

3 Tips to Get Your Car Battery Ready for Winter

Not sure why battery service is crucial for the performance of your vehicle?  Keep these three tips in mind and visit Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres for a fast and affordable tune-up from our knowledgeable auto technicians:

  1. Electrical System Testing: Your full electrical system should be tested to truly face the season prepared. The battery and alternator should be included in this inspection, and the battery should be tested with a voltmeter to keep track of its condition. This is also a good time to check the vehicle’s drive belts. A broken alternator drive belt will render the charging system ineffective, causing eventual battery failure.
  2. Maintain the Battery: Once you are sure the battery is in great condition, you can work on maintaining its performance and function throughout the winter. Use a battery charger or maintainer to keep it fully charged. This will allow your vehicle to warm up faster in the mornings and ensure you don’t get stuck in a dark parking lot with a dead battery after work! Frequent, short drives can cause the most wear on your battery, so if you drive short distances often, you will want these tools handy.
  3. Battery Connections: Limit corrosion and keep connections tight with periodic check-ins or a regular inspection from your trusted auto mechanic in Vancouver and surrounding cities. Whichever option gives you the most confidence, be sure to schedule regular battery testing to reduce vibrations and keep power moving easily through your vehicle.

Book Your Battery or Auto Repairs at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres

Turn to Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres for dependable and affordable vehicle services. Rely on our teams who have more than 40 years of experience providing battery tune ups and all other auto repair services to residents of BC and Alberta. Bring your new or old vehicle and start the winter season with confidence in your car.

Book your battery testing appointment in Vancouver and surrounding cities today. Contact the Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres location nearest to you or contact us online and we will get in touch with you shortly.

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