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When Should You Use Your Emergency Brake?

Also called a parking brake, many drivers are unclear about when and how to correctly use their emergency brake. However, being familiar with this essential component can make your vehicle safer and prolong its lifespan. Here’s what you should know. How your emergency brake works Your emergency brake is part of your vehicle’s overall braking…

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How To Safely Drive Through Standing Water

Flooded roads are dangerous, and if you happen to come across one, it’s best to turn around and drive the other way. This is because standing water can hide hazards such as logs, rocks and potholes. Plus, it’s all too easy to lose control of a vehicle traversing even small pools of water. In fact,…

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The Pros And Cons Of Ceramic, Organic And Metallic Brake Pads

If your car vibrates, makes noise or pulls to one side when you brake, it’s important to get your brakes checked as soon as possible. In most cases, replacing the brake pads will resolve the issue. However, there are three types: organic, ceramic and metallic. Here’s what you should know about each kind. Organic brake…

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MEET MINIT-TUNE & BRAKE AUTO CENTRES’ 2020 FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR

For nearly 45 years, Minit-Tune International 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…

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Save Money and Fix Your Brakes Now!

Automotive brakes with tire off disc style

  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…

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

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…

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Brake Wear & Tear Explained

While brakes seem relatively simple, there are several different pieces that go into ensuring they work well. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of maintenance and understand the mechanisms behind different types of brakes to know which parts may need replacement or repair.   Why Do Brakes Wear Out? The state of your…

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6 Signs that You Need Your Brakes Checked

Your vehicle was built to safely and quickly transport you to your destination. Common sense dictates that if you can’t stop then you shouldn’t drive.  In fact, the brake system ranks right up there with steering and engine function. You wouldn’t willingly get into a vehicle knowing that there was even a chance of brake…

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