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Why You Need a Tune Up after Summer Driving

Between family road trips and chauffeuring your kids to friends’ houses and sporting events, your car goes through a lot in the summer months. That’s why it’s recommended that you bring it in for a tune up as the season winds down. Doing so will ensure your car is in peak condition going into the…

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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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How Temperature Affects Oil Performance

Most drivers know that oil changes are an important part of routine vehicular maintenance. However, a lot more goes into maintaining good oil performance than just replenishing it every few months. Temperature’s also a big factor and here’s how it affects your car’s oil.   Temperature & Viscosity When oil experiences extreme spikes or drops…

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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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What Your Transmission Needs to Stay Healthy

Transmission servicing, just like an oil change, helps keep your car in top shape. Depending on your car’s transmission type, there are different types of service which can be performed by your mechanic. While most drivers know it needs to be done, not everyone understands why, so here are a few examples from the team…

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A History of Brakes – by Minit-Tune’s Auto Repair Experts

We have come a long way from the horse and buggy. Amongst the most important mechanical innovations of the last two centuries are the complicated braking systems that make our automobiles so safe today. As motorized vehicles became more and more common, people began to discover more sophisticated ways of controlling their cars. From the…

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Different Types of Driving Distractions

Driving is an activity that many of us take for granted. Flying phobias are much more common than driving phobias or fears, yet the likelihood of you being injured in a car accident than a flight is significantly higher? What people often ignore is just how dangerous driving can actually be. We are travelling in…

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Sure Signs It’s Time for an Oil Change

Your car’s oil is one of the most important fluids for the overall health of your vehicle. While gasoline may be the lifeblood of any car, oil is what ultimately keeps the engine lubricated and keeps everything running as it should. If the oil gets too dirty or the level is too low, you can…

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What Should You Do Before Making a Final Vehicle Purchase?

Most of us understand that there’s a certain level of risk that comes with purchasing a used or preowned vehicle. This risk gets exponentially worse when you pick your car up from an unknown lot or purchase it from a private seller. If you have ever experienced the disappointment of buying a vehicle that you…

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