I’ve Hit a Huge Pothole! What Kind of Auto Repair Should I Expect to Need?

July 18, 2019

Potholes can be quite damaging for your vehicle and with the extreme weather variances that Canadian’s experience (particularly in Vancouver) – they can be quite common.  There are times when the Ministry of Transportation can’t keep up with the damage done to the roads, and it’s important for any driver to take precautions on the road until the ministry is able to do so. Unfortunately,…

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A History of Brakes – by Minit-Tune’s Auto Repair Experts

July 18, 2019

We have come a long way from the horse and buggy. Amongst the most important mechanical innovations of the last two centuries are the complicated braking systems that make our automobiles so safe today. As motorized vehicles became more and more common, people began to discover more sophisticated ways of controlling their cars. From the 19th century to our precision braking technology of today, let’s…

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Different Types of Driving Distractions

June 19, 2019

Driving is an activity that many of us take for granted. Flying phobias are much more common than driving phobias or fears, yet the likelihood of you being injured in a car accident than a flight is significantly higher? What people often ignore is just how dangerous driving can actually be. We are travelling in something that usually weighs over a thousand pounds at incredibly…

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Sure Signs It’s Time for an Oil Change

June 19, 2019

Your car’s oil is one of the most important fluids for the overall health of your vehicle. While gasoline may be the lifeblood of any car, oil is what ultimately keeps the engine lubricated and keeps everything running as it should. If the oil gets too dirty or the level is too low, you can do irreparable damage to your car’s engine. Not only is…

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What Should You Do Before Making a Final Vehicle Purchase?

May 17, 2019

Most of us understand that there’s a certain level of risk that comes with purchasing a used or preowned vehicle. This risk gets exponentially worse when you pick your car up from an unknown lot or purchase it from a private seller. If you have ever experienced the disappointment of buying a vehicle that you thought would be exceptional, only to figure out that it’s…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Towing Your Recreational Vehicles

April 24, 2019

No matter what time of year it is, we see people driving recreational vehicles all over BC and Alberta. If you live in Canada, then you understand just how much there is to do here. Whether it’s camping or snowmobiling, there’s always a way to spend your free time outdoors. Because of this, many drivers will need to haul large trailers or campers in order…

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Meet Minit-Tune and Brake Auto Centres’ 2018 Franchisee of the Year

January 23, 2019

For 42 years, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres has been honouring the outstanding dedication and consistent hard work of our Minit-Tune and Brake Auto Centres. Each year, a Franchisee of the Year is awarded recognition, praise, and the annual trophy. The annual trophy is the same original award, first presented to our winner in 1977. We are happy to announce that our Maple Ridge Minit-Tune…

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Protecting Your Car from Criminals

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…

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What Can Happen When You Ignore Your Wheel Alignment?

November 5, 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…

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8 Common Auto Engine Sounds and What They Mean

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…

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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.