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 ..

Ready to Jump Start Your Car? Make Sure You Do It Right!

Minit-Tune & Brake
Friday, October 06, 2017
A proper emergency roadside kit comes with jumper cables. While they are there for when you need them, it is important you know how to use them. After all, when your battery dies and you need a jump start, you will be dealing with voltage and electricity – which means a risk of electrocution if done improperly. For the most part, jumping a battery is safe. However, you must ensure ..

Keeping Your Vehicle Cool without Wasting More Fuel

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
After a long day of your vehicle sitting in the sun, you jump in only to find that the seats are scorching, the heat waves flowing out of your vehicle, and your only option is to blast that air conditioner until temperatures are reasonable once again. Sadly, the more air conditioning you use, the more fuel your vehicle consumes – which means the more you spend on fuel costs in the summer.  ..

Explore Kelowna in the Fall

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Some cities are vibrant in the spring, while others shine in the summer. Kelowna is one of those that come to life in the fall. While the temperatures cool and the leaves change colour, the city brings out the endless list of festivals, events, and outdoor activities. If you have scheduled auto repairs in Kelowna (/locations/kelowna) and its surrounding cities, try to do so around on ..

Everything You Need to Know About Out-of-Province Car Inspections

Minit-Tune & Brake
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
You have purchased a vehicle out of the province of BC, but bringing it back home is not as easy as you might think. First, your vehicle may be subject to an out-of-province inspection (/services/pre-purchase-inspections) required by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. To ensure complete compliance, we have created a quick guide to answer your questions and help you determin ..

Troubleshooting a Non-Working Vehicle Air Conditioner

Minit-Tune & Brake
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The temperatures might slowly be declining this time of the year, but that does not mean you will not need your vehicle’s air conditioner. There will still be days that are sunny and bright, keeping your parked car hot and uncomfortable, so you need your AC to work efficiently and cool down your car’s interiors fast. After all, who likes to stick to their leather seats or cringe when holding o ..

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?

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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 ..