Protecting Your Car from Criminals

Minit-Tune & Brake
Friday, November 16, 2018
Car thieves are everywhere, and no one is immune to the criminal element. Unfortunately, many of them value your car just as much as you do. Finding out your vehicle has been targeted and stolen can be one of the most devastating realizations. Although difficult to predict, the best way to prevent car theft or vandalism is to take the right precautions. Making it difficult for the criminal ..

What Can Happen When You Ignore Your Wheel Alignment?

Minit-Tune & Brake
Monday, November 05, 2018
Most of the time, we don’t put “wheel alignment” at the very top of our automotive needs. Many of us consider the basics to include: regular tune-ups, oil changes, fluid checks, and battery and bulb replacement. However, this can leave out one of the most important parts of vehicular safety—the tires. Waiting to worry about your tires until one is blown out at the side o ..

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

Minit-Tune & Brake
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 ..

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 ..

Everything You Need to Know About Minit-Tune

Minit-Tune & Brake
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.  ..

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

Minit-Tune & Brake
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 ..

6 Signs that You Need Your Brakes Checked

Minit-Tune & Brake
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Your vehicle was built to safely and quickly transport you to your destination. Common sense dictates that if you can’t stop then you shouldn’t drive. In fact, the brake system ranks right up there with steering and engine function. You wouldn’t willingly get into a vehicle knowing that there was even a chance of brake failure. This is why it’s so surprising that the vast majority of drivers  ..