8 Common Auto Engine Sounds and What They Mean

Minit-Tune & Brake
Friday, October 19, 2018
As a car owner, perhaps one of the most frustrating and frightening things that can happen is experiencing car failure. We rely on our vehicles to take us safely to our desire destinations, and more often than not seeing that “check engine” light pop up on your dash means your trouble requires auto repair. At Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres, we want to take some of the mystery out of engin ..

Stains in Your Driveway? Figure Out What’s Leaking from Your Car!

Minit-Tune & Brake
Thursday, September 27, 2018
When you back out of your driveway or garage, do you see newly formed spots and stains on a regular basis? This could be a major indicator that your vehicle has a fluid leak, and needs to be serviced as soon as possible. It can help to understand what you’re looking at, and to know if it’s something that should concern you. Our experts at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres are here to help an ..

7 Electrical Warning Signs to Watch for in Your Car or Truck

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Your vehicle’s electrical system is one of the most complex and elusive parts of your car or truck. When it starts to malfunction, it isn’t like a flat tire or a smoking radiator. The signs can be subtle at first, and then suddenly—your vehicle fails altogether. If you have ever been driving along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway at night and experience dim or faltering headlights, then you ..

7 Must-Have Gadgets for Your Car—the BC Road Trip Addition

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Taking a BC road trip means turning your car into a home away from home. The length of the road trip really determines what you’ll need to take, but new technology makes this easier than ever. Never worry about running out of power or losing signal in an unfamiliar area again with these 7 must have gadgets: The Powercup Inverter: Whether you plan on being gone for a day or for a mont ..

Everything You Need to Know About Minit-Tune

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
For over four decades, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres have embraced old fashioned customer service while managing to stay at the forefront of automotive technology. The original ideals instilled by Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres’ founders, Roy Shand and Sam Amlani, continue to lead the company today—creating a customer friendly atmosphere where service reigns supreme.  ..

Should I Have My Radiator Flushed? Minit-Tune Has the Answer

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Your vehicle’s cooling system can impact the life of the vehicle as well as the engine and other internal components. If you’re one of those people who pops the hood and can’t tell a spark plug from a windshield wiper, then you probably need to trust your cooling system to the trained technicians at Minit Tune & Brake Auto Centres. Flushing your radiator (http://www.minit-tune.com/services ..

Beat the BC Heat with a Well-Maintained A/C

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
We spend more time in our cars than most of us realize. Whether it’s your commute to and from work, or you plan on enjoying summer travel, the hours spent in your vehicle are more bearable with a working air conditioner. Last August, Vancouver citizens experienced their hottest month in 50 years (https://604now.com/vancouver-weather-may-hottest-city/). This year promises to be no different, an ..

Windshield Wipers—More Important than You Think!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Have you ever been driving along, going through the motions, when suddenly you get hit with that torrential downpour? Out of nowhere, your visibility is gone, and the highway can turn into a treacherous place. Fortunately, your windshield wipers can save the day and beat back the rain to help you safely navigate the road. But, what happens if they don’t work? All too often, drivers n ..

Tips to Green Your Car—Starting with Regular Service

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
As the sun makes an appearance and temperatures start to creep up, more drivers take to the road—free of snow and ice and ready to enjoy much needed vacations. With this increase in traffic comes an increase in carbon emissions and a need to green our cars. The process of making your vehicle more environmentally friendly doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and it all starts with ..

Your Guide to the Ultimate BC Road Trip

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
The weather is changing, the sun is shining, and it’s almost time for the long-anticipated vacation season. That time when we get to hit the pause button on the stress in our lives and enjoy something that defies our normal routine. While some vacationers live for the destination, others choose to embrace the journey—paving the way for the ultimate BC road trip. Even Canadia ..