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How often should you change your vehicle’s fluids

June 2, 2022

Your vehicle’s fluid levels are the lifeblood of your car. Fluids lubricate and cool the engine, and they support your vehicle’s major systems. Leaks or a failure to change your car fluids can have catastrophic consequences. Here are some of the essential fluids in your car and when you should change them. Motor oil Motor oil lubricates the engine’s pistons, valves and other moving parts,…

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Warning signs it’s time to replace your vehicle’s spark plugs

June 2, 2022

Spark plugs are essential for your engine to start and for your car to run smoothly and efficiently. Old or worn spark plugs can cause your engine to knock and misfire, resulting in disastrous and costly consequences. Here are four signs that it’s time to replace your vehicle’s spark plugs. The check engine light is on Your car’s internal diagnostic system will detect if your…

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What are spark plugs, and why are they important for your engine?

June 2, 2022

Spark plugs may be small, but they pack a punch. Your engine couldn’t start or run without them. That’s why you must be aware of what your spark plugs do and why they’re important. Here’s more on the importance of spark plugs and some signs they might be wearing out. What spark plugs do Cars have internal combustion engines, burning fuel to create the energy…

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Cabin Air filter 101: a complete guide on understating air filters

May 11, 2022

Just like the furnace filter in your home, the cabin air  filter in your car requires attention. It’s an essential piece of your car’s heating and air conditioning system and helps remove allergens and other contaminants from the air you breathe. A clean and well-maintained cabin air filter will make your vehicle a healthier place for you and your passengers. Here’s what you need to…

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Essential car maintenance checklist before going on a road trip

May 11, 2022

For thousands of Canadians, summertime means planning a road trip. Your travel checklist may include what to pack and how to get to your destination. However, you should also create a list for the vehicle that’ll get you there. If you don’t inspect your car, you could end up stuck on the roadside instead of having a wonderful time with your family. Here’s a quick…

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Battery maintenance: 6 tips for summer

May 11, 2022

The summer heat is tough on your car battery. Car batteries contain water, and extreme heat causes this water to evaporate, accelerating corrosion and damage. In fact, if you live in a hot climate, your battery’s lifespan can be as much as 25 per cent shorter than in milder regions. Here are six tips for maintaining your vehicle’s battery during the summer. 1. Escape the…

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The importance of having quality brake service

April 6, 2022

Your car’s braking system consists of various mechanical parts. If one of those parts fails, it could jeopardize your safety on the road. Here’s why investing in quality brake service is essential for safe driving. Parts of your braking system Your braking system is a complex network of parts that work together to stop your vehicle. Here are the essential elements of your brake system:…

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What is an exhaust system: everything you need to know

April 6, 2022

Your vehicle’s exhaust system is made up of a complex system of pipes and devices that serve four essential functions: collect gases from the engine, remove harmful toxins from those gases, reduce engine noise and discharge the gases away from the car’s occupants. Knowing how your exhaust system works can help you identify problems and know when it’s time to take your car to a…

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4 benefits of frequent air conditioner checks

April 6, 2022

Your car’s air conditioning (AC) system is integral to keeping you and your passengers comfortable during the summer’s hottest days. If your AC breaks down, it can be expensive to fix and make your car unbearable to drive. Regular air conditioner checks can prevent expensive repairs and keep you cool. Here are four benefits of getting regular AC checks. 1. Improve efficiency. Using your air…

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Why tire pressure is critical for your vehicle

March 4, 2022

When it comes to safety, your tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle. However, even high-quality tires can be unsafe if they’re improperly inflated. Although often ignored, tire pressure plays a vital role in car safety. Here are two reasons why vehicle tire pressure is so important. Overinflated and underinflated tires can both cause major safety concerns, like decreased directional stability…

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Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres Address Common Issues

Here at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres in British Columbia, we’re always pleased to help our customers get the most out of their cars and trucks. To that end, we’ll add a relevant blog topic from time to time to keep you up to date and getting the most out of your vehicle.