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Batteries, Starting & Charging

Automobile batteries rarely give indications that they are going to fail – and then fail at the most inconvenient times. If you’ve been stranded with a dead battery on a Monday morning or in a cold parking lot waiting for someone to come by with jumper cables, you know that regular battery inspections are vital.

Vancouver Battery Testing

If your battery is more than 5 years old or if it seems to be running down often, bring your vehicle into a Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre, where our technicians will conduct a battery and charging system check. We’ll inspect the condition of the terminals and the case, check electrolyte levels and test the current. We’ll also assess your alternator belts for wear as well as the connections and mounting of your battery and starter.

Battery Life Vs. Driving Conditions

During the course of vehicle ownership, you will likely replace your battery more than once. The lifespan of your battery is affected by many things, from extremes of temperature to rough, off-road driving, which can jar a battery loose. Since your battery is a dynamic system, if you take many short trips, you may find that the charging system never has a chance to fully replenish your battery resulting in a breakdown of the electrolyte solution in your battery and reduced battery life.

Whether your battery and charging system problems are due to corroded battery terminals, failing batteries, loose or worn alternator belts, or failed alternators, our technicians are trained and equipped to diagnose the problem, and quickly repair or replace your battery in order to get you back on the road. Drive in to Minit-Tune Brake & Auto Centres for complete battery service and new car batteries in Vancouver, as well as across the rest of BC and Alberta.