Do You Need Winter Tires When the Temperature Drops below 7C?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The temperatures are dropping fast throughout the country, but do you need those winter tires on your vehicle just yet? If you are still sporting your summer treads, you might notice your tires slip plenty but do not provide you with any traction; primarily as the ice forms on the roadway. All-season and summer tires are just not meant for Canadian winters; regardless of how good the traction  ..

A Quick Guide to Warning Lights on the Dashboard

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
If you look at your vehicle’s dash panel carefully, you will see numerous symbols. Naturally, you might not put much thought into those small indicators until one illuminates. A light on the dash is no reason to panic, but it is your vehicle’s way of telling you that it is time to act. Not only should you bring in your vehicle for auto repair in Chilliwack (/locations/chilliwack) and its s ..

How Important is a Vehicle’s Air Filter?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
You do not put much thought into your car’s air filter until your technician tells you on your oil change appointment that it needs replacing. While it might seem like an insignificant component of your vehicle, your air filter is critical; just as the air filter in your home’s HVAC system is essential. When you change the air filter of your car regularly, you can improve fuel economy, and ..

Does Your Brake System Need Repair?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Your car’s brakes are by far the most important safety feature it has. After all, it is the only thing you have stopping you from the world ahead of your car. Therefore, your brakes should never be ignored. Not only should you take in your car for regular maintenance, and have the brakes inspected (/services/brakes), but the second they need replacement, you should take care of making the chan ..

The Best Wine Tours for Your Next Trip

Minit-Tune & Brake
Friday, November 10, 2017
There is nothing quite as relaxing as escaping to the countryside and dipping into a local winery to taste the delicious finds of the area. British Columbia is home to more than 200 wineries, and most are available for professional and self-guided tours. So, while you are waiting for auto repairs in a Minit-Tune & Brakes Auto Centre to finish up, why not escape to a local winery? Top  ..

Combat Snow, Ice, and Gas Mileage with the Right Winter Tires

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Have you ever noticed in the winter that your gas bill increases dramatically? That reduced efficiency of your vehicle is due to several factors working against you in the cold; from freezing rain, to snow, ice, and your tires. Luckily, you can limit how much reduced gas efficiency you experience by picking the right winter tires and knowing what affects your vehicle’s efficiency in  ..

What Items Should You Always Carry in Your Car?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Friday, November 03, 2017
You pack up your vehicle with extra materials for road trips, but what do you leave in your vehicle for the everyday drive to and from Point A to Point B? Surprisingly, most motorists neglect stocking essential items in their vehicle, and find themselves ill-prepared when experiencing a breakdown on the side of the road, or are caught in poor weather. To make sure you are ready for the roa ..

Checking Your Vehicle Before Your Next Road Trip

Minit-Tune & Brake
Friday, October 27, 2017
You are ready to hit the road for the holiday or an extended weekend. You have packed your suitcase, changed your voicemail, delegated work, and asked the neighbours to keep an eye on things at the house. Before you venture out, what have you checked in your vehicle? A long road trip is not the same as your average here-and-there drive around town. Your vehicle needs to be in tip-top shape ..

Start Fall with a Memorable Road Trip

Minit-Tune & Brake
Thursday, October 19, 2017
British Columbia has something to offer year-round, but if you are a fan of fall like our team here at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres, then you want to soak up the season. From the crisp, cool air, wonderful temperatures, and the extraordinary colours of fall, taking a road trip is the perfect way to experience it all. Pick up your car keys and prepare for a day trip or weekend  ..

How to Avoid Back Pain While Driving

Minit-Tune & Brake
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Whether you are stuck in everyday traffic or headed out on a drive that will take several hours, you might notice a twinge form in your back and continue to worsen as you continue driving. Eventually, the back pain becomes unbearable, and you might find the last few hours or minutes of your drive to be pure torture. The human body is not designed to sit in the same position for sever ..