Q: Car doesn't start and brakes not working.

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My car would not start after sitting out in the cold weather. I think it might be due a tune up.

Battery’s over time especially in cold climate loses their ability to charge and they need to be tested. I would have a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, test the battery to make sure it has plenty of cranking amps.

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