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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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Consumer Choice Awards Winner 14 Years Running

December 20, 2019

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres is proud to announce for the 14th year in a row that we have received the Consumer Choice Award for auto repair. We wouldn’t be here without our customers and we look forward to many more years of caring for your vehicles. The Consumer Choice Award recognizes businesses in the small-to-medium sector that excel in customer service and product quality.…

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Meet Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres’ 2019 Franchisee of the Year

December 20, 2019

For 43 years, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres has been honouring the outstanding dedication and consistent hard work of our Minit-Tune and Brake Auto Centre franchisees. 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 North Vancouver…

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5 Automotive Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Ignore

December 2, 2019

Regular maintenance is a key component of keeping your vehicle in good condition. However, there’s a good chance you may overlook one or more essential details. Here are five commonly forgotten car maintenance tasks that you shouldn’t ignore. Checking the fluid levels. You probably schedule regular oil changes and top up your washer fluid as needed, but when was the last time you checked the…

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The Best Oil For Your Vehicle

December 2, 2019

You probably know that your car needs motor oil in order to keep running. However, with the wide range of synthetic and conventional oils out there, it can be hard to know which is best for your vehicle.   Motor oil is made of oil (either petroleum-based, synthetic or a blend) and additives that contribute to its performance. These products also differ in their viscosity,…

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Winter Tire Rules in BC

December 2, 2019

Winter is nearly here, and that means that winter tire requirements are about to go into effect. Here’s everything you need to know about the rules that are in place and how to keep safe on the road this winter. What Are the Rules? People traveling on most routes in British Columbia are required to have winter tires installed on their vehicle or a set…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

December 2, 2019

Driving in the snow and on icy roads can be dangerous. That’s why it’s important to take the time to prepare your car. Here are five steps you should take to get your vehicle ready for the winter driving conditions that lie ahead. Change your wiper blades. Windshield wiper blades made for winter are stronger and heavier, making them better at moving snow and ice.…

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Fall Season Tune Up Ideas

September 18, 2019

Fall is the perfect time to tune up your car. The end of summer means that it’s back to the grind, which means you need your car to be in top condition. Additionally, it’s good to ensure that everything in your vehicle is running smoothly before winter arrives and brings tricky driving conditions. Here are some key things to look at.   Transmission Transmission service…

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Different Tires for Different Trips

September 18, 2019

Using all-season tires on your car 365 days a year isn’t a good idea. Instead, you should factor in the type of terrain and weather conditions you’ll be subjecting your vehicle to. Here’s how to choose tires that will lead to smoother, safer driving.   Snow and Ice When it comes to driving in cold, icy and snowy weather, using winter tires is of the…

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Why You Need a Tune Up after Summer Driving

August 30, 2019

Between family road trips and chauffeuring your kids to friends’ houses and sporting events, your car goes through a lot in the summer months. That’s why it’s recommended that you bring it in for a tune up as the season winds down. Doing so will ensure your car is in peak condition going into the cooler months.   Oil Change You should have the oil…

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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.