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Can I Mix Tires from Different Brands on My Vehicle?

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Tires are one of the most significant safety features of your car. However, many vehicle owners overlook the need for all four tires to match — not just in brand but also in size, tread pattern and ratings. Here’s why matching tires from the same brand matters. Consistent handling and performance. Tires aren’t just round…

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Tips to Save on Fuel Costs for an Upcoming Road Trip

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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Consumer Choice Award Winner for 17 Years Running

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres is proud to announce that we’ve received the 2023 Consumer Choice Award for Best Automobile Repair in Vancouver! This marks the 17th year in a row that we have earned this prestigious honour, a true testament to the exceptional service we provide to each and every one of our valued…

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How to Choose the Right Tires for Your Vehicle

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All-season tires may seem like an easy, less-expensive choice for your vehicle, but they’re not necessarily the best. Choosing quality winter or summer tires can make driving safer on Vancouver streets and British Columbia’s highways. Here are some tips for choosing the best tires for your car. How to Determine the Correct Tire Size When…

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6 Reasons Your Car Battery Keeps Draining


A dead car battery can leave you stranded in the worst of situations. By understanding what causes a dead battery, you can take steps to extend your car battery life and prevent your car battery from draining. Here are six reasons why your car battery could die. 1. You left the headlights on Newer car…

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Things That Can Void Your Car’s Warranty

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

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5 Signs Your Vehicle’s Oil Pan is Leaking

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Engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Without it, your car simply can’t run. Therefore, it’s crucial to keep your oil levels topped up at all times. Even a small leak can have disastrous consequences if not caught early on. Here are five signs your oil pan has a leak. The low oil warning…

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Winter Tire Rules for B.C. Drivers

Winter road conditions in B.C. can vary wildly over short distances. You can begin your trip on a dry road under a sunny sky but soon end up battling treacherous snow and icy highways on a high mountain pass. That’s why there are strict snow tire rules in B.C., and it’s your responsibility to equip…

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Winter Car Maintenance Tips: Get Your Car Ready for Winter

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B.C. winters can be hard on your vehicle. That’s why winter car care is essential for keeping your ride running smoothly and efficiently. Booking a winter car maintenance service at a reputable and trusted auto centre has many benefits. Here are some winter car maintenance tips to help get your vehicle ready for winter. What…

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