Driving MOSFET gate using PIC


I would like to drive a MOSFET gate using 12V (in order to reduce the drain-source resistance). Using the answer from a few post i've read I have come up with the following circuit. Will this circuit work for an application where i will be switching the motor on and off one every 10 minutes?

Further more is this the best method of driving the FET? and is there any type of "MOSFET driver IC" i can use to reduce space on my PCB?
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Best Answer

I would use the following circuit. It cuts down on parts from the given schematic. This is probably as tight as it gets in terms of board space. R1, R2 can be as small as you care to solder.


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