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Jumpstarting 101: Keep Your Car Running

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A dead car battery in the middle of nowhere can be a frustrating experience, especially when you’re enjoying the natural beauty of British Columbia. However, before calling for a tow truck, there’s a solution that many drivers can handle themselves: a jump start! At Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres, we believe in empowering BC drivers…

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How Long Should A New Car Battery Last?

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Did you know that the average lifespan of a car battery is between three and five years? While some batteries can last longer, it’s around this time that you might start to notice a decrease in performance. Here are five ways to boost your car battery’s longevity. Drive regularly If you only use your car…

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The Importance of Keeping Car Battery Connections Clean

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Your car’s battery is a vital part of your vehicle, so you need to keep it in good condition. One of the most important things you can do to maintain your battery is to keep the terminals clean. Here’s how to do it. Why Is It Important to Clean Battery Terminals? Car battery terminals can…

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6 Reasons Your Car Battery Keeps Draining


A dead car battery can leave you stranded in the worst of situations. By understanding what causes a dead battery, you can take steps to extend your car battery life and prevent your car battery from draining. Here are six reasons why your car battery could die. 1. You left the headlights on Newer car…

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Battery maintenance: 6 tips for summer

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The summer heat is tough on your car battery. Car batteries contain water, and extreme heat causes this water to evaporate, accelerating corrosion and damage. In fact, if you live in a hot climate, your battery’s lifespan can be as much as 25 per cent shorter than in milder regions. Here are six tips for…

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4 telltale signs your vehicle battery might be dying

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It’s incredibly frustrating to get in your vehicle only to find out that it won’t start due to a drained or dead battery. One moment you’re expecting to drive off to your destination; the next, you’re stuck wondering if you might need to get towed to a mechanic. To prevent this from happening to you,…

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Tell-Tale Signs that Your Vehicle Battery May Be Dying

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Issues under the hood of your car aren’t always easy to detect, especially if you don’t have a lot of knowledge about how vehicles run. The experts at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres can provide guidance, advice and a wide variety of vehicle services to ensure your vehicle is running right. Let the professional mechanics…

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