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Things That Can Void Your Car’s Warranty

October 15, 2020

One of the advantages of buying a new car from a dealership is that it will come with a manufacturer’s warranty. This means the cost of repairs for a certain number of years or kilometres driven will be covered. However, in order to ensure you’re protected, you must make sure you don’t unintentionally void your warranty. Here’s what you should know. What types of things…

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Do I Need to Change My Filter Every Time I Get An Oil Change?

September 24, 2020

It’s standard procedure to get your oil filter replaced whenever you bring your car in for an oil change. In fact, at many automotive centres, a filter replacement is built into the price of your oil change. But is it truly necessary to swap out your oil filter this often? Here’s what you need to know about changing your oil filter. What your oil filter…

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What Can Cause A Vehicle to Fail an Out-Of-Province Inspection?

September 21, 2020

When you purchase a vehicle outside of British Columbia and bring it into the province, or move to British Columbia from another province, it may have to undergo an out-of-province inspection. It’s important to understand in advance that these inspections are pretty strict, and have to be in compliance with Commercial Vehicle Inspection Standards. In today’s blog, we’ve broken down the different categories involved in…

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5 Dashboard Warning Lights Every Driver Should Recognize

September 16, 2020

Do you know what the different lights on your dashboard mean? It’s a good idea to be familiar with the most important ones so you know what to do if they come on. Here are five key dashboard warning lights and their meanings.   Check engine warning light This yellow or orange engine-shaped icon indicates there’s a problem with the engine. This could be a…

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Drive-In Movies Are Back: Are You and Your Car Ready?

September 14, 2020

As a result of social distancing, a classic pastime has made a comeback. Drive-in theatres have started popping up across the country as people look for fun ways to gather safely. Here’s a look at what you should know about attending a drive-in movie.   Why are drive-ins suddenly so popular? In the spring of 2020, regular cinemas were forced to close due to COVID-19…

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Don’t Wait Any Longer for an Oil Change

July 6, 2020

  Maybe you haven’t been driving as much lately. Maybe you lost your window sticker to remind you. Maybe your mind has just been on other things!   Don’t wait any longer for oil change service from Minit-Tune & Brake. Your car (and your wallet) will thank you for it. With 18 locations across BC and Alberta, we are always close by.   Book Your…

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Save Money and Fix Your Brakes Now!

July 6, 2020

  What are you waiting for? Fix those squealing brakes now! Save $50 on front and rear brake service. Are your brakes feeling soft or spongy? You may need to flush the lines to rid them of any air. We have a coupon for that too!   Voted Best in Customer Service for auto repair 14 years running by the Consumer Choice Awards, Mini-Tune &…

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3 BC Drives You Might Not Know

April 21, 2020

I bet right now after a few weeks inside during COVID-19 have you dreaming about your next unforgettable drive. Here are three lesser-known routes in British Columbia that are perfect for a road trip. The southern leg of Yellowhead Highway 5 The southern stretch of Yellowhead Highway 5 connects Kamloops with Tête Jaune Cache, an abandoned historic town that sits at the foot of Mount…

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New Tech for Your Next Road Trip

April 21, 2020

Being stuck at home during COVID-19 means you have lots of time on your hands browse the bounty of new technology emerging in the automotive accessory sector. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to get good recommendations. Here are a few new standout products that you may appreciate having for your next road trip (when it finally happens). Roof Tent Do…

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Your Vehicle Safety Checklist

March 23, 2020

A big part of staying safe on the road is ensuring your vehicle is in good shape. Taking it to a trusted auto service centre for a regular tune-up is a must, but there are also a number of checks you should be doing yourself on a regular basis. Tire pressure A quick visual check before getting behind the wheel works in a pinch, but…

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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.