Types of Oil and How they Affect the Environment

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Most of us do not put much thought into the oil inside our vehicles. We know oil is necessary to keep parts properly lubricated and running. However, petroleum products are notorious for contributing to global warming. You cannot avoid oil consumption. After all, your vehicle runs on it. By being more environmentally-conscious, however, you can reduce how much of an impact you have a ..

Things to do in Vancouver this August

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
As the summer starts cooling down and the preparation for the new school year begins, you might think about getting in a couple more events to end the season. Luckily, August is ripe with events in BC, including BC Day on August 7th. Whether you live here or you are in town and waiting for auto repair in Vancouver (/locations/vancouver-kitsilano), try to plan your last few days of su ..

What Can You Do in Burnaby this August?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Summer will be over just as soon as it started, but that does not mean the activities for the season are ending. In fact, they are still in full swing. While you are waiting for auto repairs in Burnaby (/locations/burnaby-imperial), why not spend your time enjoying one of the many activities Burnaby has to offer this August? If you can, try to plan your auto repair or maintenance appointme ..

Spending Your Summer in Langley? Here is What You Can Do

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Whether you live in the area or you are visiting Langley while you wait for auto repairs, the city is ripe with activities throughout spring and summer. Instead of sitting in the waiting room for your vehicle, venture out those doors and experience what Langley has to offer. Even better, plan your vehicle repairs around events so that you can drop off your car at your local repair centre a ..

Keeping Busy in Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Having your vehicle repaired is now something you can look forward to! When you require auto repairs in Salmon Arm (/locations/salmon-arm), you can find plenty to do. Salmon Arm is rich with activities, especially in the spring and summer. When the temperatures warm up and the city comes to life, you can enjoy the gorgeous outdoors with family and friends. If you can, try to strategi ..

The Importance of Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure

Minit-Tune & Brake
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Your tires are a critical component to your vehicle’s safety, but also contribute to fuel economy. To get the most out of your vehicle’s tank, you want tires properly inflated year-round. While checking them now-and-then ensures you have adequate pressure, why not check your tires weekly? Doing so offers numerous benefits that span well beyond the fuel savings at the pump. Top Benefi ..

The Importance of a Well-Maintained Exhaust System

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The exhaust system in your vehicle is a critical component. While it is seen at the opposite end of your engine, the exhaust is what handles the waste from your engine, and can also affect the performance of your car. Maintaining your vehicle’s exhaust system (/services/exhaust-systems) is essential. Not only can you consume more fuel with a failing exhaust system, but you could be in ..

Is Synthetic Oil the Right Choice for Your Car?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Thursday, July 13, 2017
When you take your vehicle in for its routine oil change, you might be asked if you want synthetic or regular motor oil. Newer vehicles typically recommend synthetic oil in the owner’s manual. By doing so, you extend the number of miles you have in between oil changes and service appointments. However, is synthetic oil truly the best for your car? What about the environment? Is there an  ..

Idling Vehicles: How Bad is it for Your Car?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Letting your car sit and idle in the parking lot or outside your home might not seem like an issue. In the past, you were told to idle your vehicle to “warm” the engine. In theory, this act helped prime your vehicle and make it safe for driving. While the old engines might have required a warm up, the modern engine in your car does not. In fact, idling your vehicle might add to repair ..

Do You Really Need to Rotate Your Car’s Tires?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Your schedule is full of daily items to take care of. From taking the kids to their soccer matches to attending weekly meetings and keeping up with the demands of work, you have more than enough on your plate. When there is so much to do and such little time, you might assume foregoing automobile maintenance is not a big deal; especially when it comes to tire rotations. Though tire r ..