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Summer Tires Versus All-Season Tires

The tires you choose will impact the way your vehicle handles and how safe it is to drive. Though getting all-season tires may seem like a good idea, are they better than summer tires? Here’s what you should know about summer and all-season tires. Summer tires These tires are designed to provide superior traction in…

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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Let Your Tire Pressure Get Low

Driving on tires with inadequate air pressure can be dangerous and expensive. Here are four reasons why you should never let your tire pressure get too low.   1.It causes undue wear on the tires Low tire pressure can distort your tire’s footprint, which is likely to increase tire wear on its inner and outer…

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New Tech for Your Next Road Trip

Being stuck at home during COVID-19 means you have lots of time on your hands browse the bounty of new technology emerging in the automotive accessory sector. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to get good recommendations. Here are a few new standout products that you may appreciate having for your…

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Different Tires for Different Trips

Using all-season tires on your car 365 days a year isn’t a good idea. Instead, you should factor in the type of terrain and weather conditions you’ll be subjecting your vehicle to. Here’s how to choose tires that will lead to smoother, safer driving.   Snow and Ice When it comes to driving in cold,…

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How to Check Your Tires for Wear

Worn tires can make driving in inclement weather dangerous, as braking on wet or snow-covered roads will be much less effective. Additionally, they’re susceptible to blowouts as they can be more easily punctured. In order to continue driving safely, it’s important that you know when and how to check your tires for wear.   When…

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What Items Should You Always Carry in Your Car?

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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Checking Your Vehicle Before Your Next Road Trip

You are ready to hit the road for the holiday or an extended weekend. You have packed your suitcase, changed your voicemail, delegated work, and asked the neighbours to keep an eye on things at the house. Before you venture out, what have you checked in your vehicle? A long road trip is not the…

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Start Fall with a Memorable Road Trip

British Columbia has something to offer year-round, but if you are a fan of fall like our team here at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres, then you want to soak up the season. From the crisp, cool air, wonderful temperatures, and the extraordinary colours of fall, taking a road trip is the perfect way to…

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The Importance of Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure

Your tires are a critical component to your vehicle’s safety, but also contribute to fuel economy. To get the most out of your vehicle’s tank, you want tires properly inflated year-round. While checking them now-and-then ensures you have adequate pressure, why not check your tires weekly? Doing so offers numerous benefits that span well beyond…

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