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Auto Repair Emergency Kit: What Are the Essential Tools?

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  British Columbia is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, ranging from towering mountains to scenic coastal highways. However, even the most picturesque drives can take an unexpected turn. That’s why it’s vital to be prepared for emergencies on the road. At Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres in Langley, Surrey and our other centres in BC,…

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Safe Winter Driving: A Guide For Navigating Icy Roads

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Driving on icy, snow-covered roads demands unique skills and preparations to ensure you arrive at your destination safely. Hazards — like reduced traction, decreased visibility, and an increased risk of skidding — require a proactive approach to driving and a commitment to equipping your vehicle with the right tools. Here are some must-haves to ensure…

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The Importance Of Antifreeze In Engine Health

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A crucial part of winter car maintenance is your engine’s antifreeze level and concentration. Understanding and maintaining the right balance can prevent engine freezing issues and ensure your car operates smoothly. Here’s a guide for keeping your engine running optimally, even during the most bitter cold snap. Antifreeze explained Antifreeze — known as coolant —…

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The Importance of Following Your Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

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Neglecting regular car maintenance can lead to a host of issues, ranging from decreased performance to costly repairs. Here’s more information on why you should follow your vehicle maintenance schedule, followed by a list of the types of scheduled maintenance your car requires. Benefits of Sticking to Your Car Manufacturer’s Schedule Sticking to the maintenance…

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What Maintenance Does a Hybrid Vehicle Require?

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Hybrid vehicles have grown in popularity largely due to the fuel efficiency provided by their relatively small engines. Motorists who appreciate a high-performance urban driving experience value the electric motor’s acceleration capability. Although maintenance on a hybrid vehicle shares many commonalities with that of a conventional vehicle, there are a few key differences. Here’s what…

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When Is It Time to Replace My Car’s Shocks or Struts?

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If your shocks or struts aren’t performing as they should, you’ll probably feel it from the driver’s seat. That bumpy ride is unpleasant for you and can be harmful to your car’s components. Plus, it can put you at risk of getting into an accident. If you hit a bump with bad shocks or struts,…

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Tips to Save on Fuel Costs for an Upcoming Road Trip

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Planning a summer road trip? While less expensive than flying to Europe or a tropical resort, the cost of a family road trip can add up quickly — and a big portion of that will be fuel. Here are some ways to save on gasoline costs for your family road trip this summer. Take Your…

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8 Tips for Safe Driving in Heavy Rain

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Driving in British Columbia presents unique challenges, including navigating winding mountain roads and driving in heavy rain. In fact, B.C. has some of the wettest driving areas in Canada, especially along the Pacific coast. To help keep you safe, here are eight tips for driving in heavy rain. Slow down. Reducing your speed is the…

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Spring Car Cleaning Tips for Your Vehicle

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After months of driving through cold, wet slushy streets, your car can benefit from a thorough spring cleaning. Besides making your car more enjoyable to drive and comfortable for your passengers, cleaning and detailing your car protects it from damage and keeps it looking new longer. Follow these spring car cleaning tips for a spotless…

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Minit Tune SpringChecklist Final Approved

Spring is an essential time of year to perform car maintenance in B.C. After months of driving through cold, wet weather, your vehicle needs to get ready for warmer weather and the summer. Whether you’re planning a spring break road trip or a June camping excursion in the mountains, here’s a spring car maintenance checklist…

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