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Minit-Tune Brake & Auto Centres’ professional mechanics are the experts to depend on for auto electrical repairs from Vancouver, BC to Monterey, Alberta. Our 18 locations across BC and Alberta make it easy for you to get the accurate and efficient electrical system repairs you need, ranging from battery testing, repairs and replacement, to repairs to your power windows and signal lights.

Modern vehicles are equipped with a wide range of power accessories. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment allows your Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre mechanic to pinpoint the source of your car’s electrical problems quickly, and our extensive onsite inventory of high quality OEM parts ensures that your repair will be promptly completed.

In addition to battery testing, repair and replacement, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres offer repairs to electrical systems such as:

  • Starters & alternators
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Ignition systems
  • Fuel injection
  • Wiring
  • Lights
  • Gauges
  • Anti-theft systems
  • Airbag controls
  • Power windows & locks
  • Radio & stereo equipment
  • Dashboard displays
  • Anti-lock braking systems

Whether it is a faulty bulb, corroded bulb socket, or a complicated ground fault in the vehicle electrical system, our technicians can give you an honest evaluation and cost-effective repairs. Contact your Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre today!

FAQ

While a weak battery may be affecting your electrical systems, dimming head and dashboard lights are classic signs of an alternator issue. We’re willing to bet that your power windows (if your car is equipped with them) have also begun to operate slower than usual. Your alternator’s job is to keep the battery fully charged so that it can supply power to all of the electronic accessories your car is equipped with, and an alternator malfunction will cause noticeable weakening in all electronic systems...including windshield wipers, which can be potentially dangerous during heavy rain. Bring your car in to get serviced at your local Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre ASAP.

It takes an incredible amount of power to get any vehicle’s engine to start and, before your alternator gets the chance to kick in and keep the battery charged, all that initial power is coming solely from your battery. So your issue is definitely battery-related. You should bring your car in to get the battery tested immediately, and replaced if necessary. The last thing you want is to get stranded somewhere because your battery completely died out.

More often than not, whining sounds coming from your engine have nothing to do with oil. In fact, the sound you’re hearing is most likely coming from worn out or broken bearings in your alternator. Since alternators are usually replaced as an assembly, your best bet would be to bring your car in for an inspection, and we’ll diagnose and remedy the problem for you.

The “rotten egg” odour you smell is sulfuric acid, and it is most definitely being produced by your battery. When a car battery is frozen, overcharged, or shorted, it causes a chemical reaction and the battery case vents itself. If you smell rotten eggs, get your battery inspected by the experts at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres immediately, because a sulfuric acid leak will eat away at other parts of your engine, and this corrosion will cause serious and expensive damage.