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The temperatures are dropping fast throughout the country, but do you need those winter tires on your vehicle just yet? If you are still sporting your summer treads, you might notice your tires slip plenty but do not provide you with any traction; primarily as the ice forms on the roadway. All-season and summer tires…

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If you look at your vehicle’s dash panel carefully, you will see numerous symbols. Naturally, you might not put much thought into those small indicators until one illuminates. A light on the dash is no reason to panic, but it is your vehicle’s way of telling you that it is time to act. Not only…

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You do not put much thought into your car’s air filter until your technician tells you on your oil change appointment that it needs replacing. While it might seem like an insignificant component of your vehicle, your air filter is critical; just as the air filter in your home’s HVAC system is essential. When you…

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Your car’s brakes are by far the most important safety feature it has. After all, it is the only thing you have stopping you from the world ahead of your car. Therefore, your brakes should never be ignored. Not only should you take in your car for regular maintenance, and have the brakes inspected, but…

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There is nothing quite as relaxing as escaping to the countryside and dipping into a local winery to taste the delicious finds of the area. British Columbia is home to more than 200 wineries, and most are available for professional and self-guided tours. So, while you are waiting for auto repairs in a Minit-Tune &…

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Have you ever noticed in the winter that your gas bill increases dramatically? That reduced efficiency of your vehicle is due to several factors working against you in the cold; from freezing rain, to snow, ice, and your tires. Luckily, you can limit how much reduced gas efficiency you experience by picking the right winter…

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You pack up your vehicle with extra materials for road trips, but what do you leave in your vehicle for the everyday drive to and from Point A to Point B? Surprisingly, most motorists neglect stocking essential items in their vehicle, and find themselves ill-prepared when experiencing a breakdown on the side of the road,…

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