Archive for June 2019

Different Types of Driving Distractions

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…

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Sure Signs It’s Time for an Oil Change

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…

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Summer Long Weekends Travel Safety

  Summer is here and that means holiday travel. Whether it’s the mid-summer celebration of British Columbia Day or the end of summer with Labour Day, many people use the long weekend to make short trips out of town to visit their cottage in one of the province’s beautiful, scenic areas or enjoy the company…

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Dealing with Cold Mornings and Starting Your Vehicle

Most drivers are under the impression that a vehicle must be warmed up and sit idle for several minutes before it can be driven on cold mornings. After all, this has been a common practice for years. If you warm up your vehicle in the morning, it may be because you assume you will get…

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Meet Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres’ 2015 Franchisee of the Year

For 39 years, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres has been honouring the outstanding dedication and consistent hard work of our Minit-Tune & 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 1976.…

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Celebrating 40 Years of Service

As we kick off the New Year, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres celebrates another big milestone: serving BC residents and their vehicles for 40 years! We have had our fair share of challenges, with changing markets and new technology to adapt to. However, with a team of smart entrepreneurs, qualified mechanics and wonderful communities across…

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Have You Given Much Thought to Your Car’s Headrests?

The name can be deceiving: headrests. It is a place to rest your head, right? The padding on the back of your seat that supports your head and neck is not for resting – it is actually a restraint device. When properly positioned, your vehicle’s headrest can reduce your risk for soft tissue injuries in…

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March Break: Get a Tune-Up Before Your Spring Break Road Trip

After a tough winter season, your car is probably in need of a little TLC. Harsh weather conditions, salt, and limited traction can do quite a number on your vehicle. For that reason, spring is the perfect time to schedule your regular vehicle maintenance appointment. 4 Reasons to Schedule Your Auto Repair Appointment Before Spring…

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3 Reasons to Book a Vehicle Tune-Up Before Easter

The long Easter weekend is an exciting time. Chocolates, egg hunts, parades and family gatherings mean a lot of joy and good times are ahead. It also means a lot of driving is done as people return home or meet at loved ones’ homes to celebrate. Before you get on the road for your Easter…

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Exploring BC? Here Are a Few Places to Consider First

Are you planning on touring the beautiful landscapes of British Columbia? There are so many exciting places to visit and if you plan to do a road trip, you can plan the perfect route and squeeze in numerous attractions, historical landmarks, and more. Some Popular Neighbourhoods to Explore in BC The Vancouver and Victoria neighbourhoods…

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