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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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Debunking 4 Car Maintenance Myths

Are you throwing away hard-earned dollars on car maintenance you don’t need? There are many myths about car maintenance that people still believe. Knowing the truth can help you make better decisions about how to properly care for your vehicle. Here are four common car maintenance myths. 1. You must change the oil every 5,000…

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4 Road Trips Within a Few Hours of Vancouver

With summer just around the corner, many Vancouverites are looking forward to getting in their car and hitting the open road. Though the entire province is full of beautiful places to explore, the Lower Mainland is particularly rich in stunning vistas, romantic coastlines and dramatic mountain ranges. Once the current pandemic restrictions are lifted and…

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5 Signs It’s Time For A Tune-Up

To keep your ride in peak condition, regular tune-ups provided by an auto repair specialist are a must. Preventive maintenance involves changing various fluids and replacing spark plugs, ignition coils, wires, filters and other worn-out parts as needed. If you’re wondering if you should get a mechanic to tune up your car, here are five…

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Things That Can Void Your Car’s Warranty

warranty -approved auto repair

One of the advantages of buying a new car from a dealership is that it will come with a manufacturer’s warranty. This means the cost of repairs for a certain number of years or kilometres driven will be covered. However, in order to ensure you’re protected, you must make sure you don’t unintentionally void your…

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3 BC Drives You Might Not Know

I bet right now after a few weeks inside during COVID-19 have you dreaming about your next unforgettable drive. Here are three lesser-known routes in British Columbia that are perfect for a road trip. The southern leg of Yellowhead Highway 5 The southern stretch of Yellowhead Highway 5 connects Kamloops with Tête Jaune Cache, an…

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Your Vehicle Safety Checklist

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…

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Consumer Choice Awards Winner 14 Years Running

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…

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5 Automotive Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Ignore

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…

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Fall Season Tune Up Ideas

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…

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