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Consumers Choice Award Winner 16 Years Straight

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Minit-Tune Brake & Auto Centres is proud to announce that we’ve received the 2022 Consumer Choice for Auto Repair in Vancouver! It’s the 16th year in a row that we’ve earned this prestigious title, and it’s a testament to the outstanding service we provide to every customer who visits our auto centres. For more than 30…

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5 Warning Signs of Faulty Wheel Bearings

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Wheel bearings connect your car’s wheels to axles. They’re steel rings with small, lubricated steel balls inside them that allow the wheels to spin at high speeds with minimal friction. Although rare, faulty bearings can cause an entire wheel to fall off your car while you’re driving. Learning when your wheel bearings need to be…

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6 Signs You Need To Replace Your Power Steering Pump

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A power steering pump is an integral piece of your car’s steering and suspension system.  It sends fluid to your car’s steering components to help you quickly and easily steer. Identifying when your pump is having trouble can prevent costly repairs and dangerous driving situations. Here are six signs of a worn-out power steering pump.…

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9 Steps to Replace a Flat Tire

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Many drivers will need to deal with a flat tire at some point in their lifetime. It may seem daunting, but changing a flat tire is a relatively simple process. Follow these nine steps to get moving again quickly. 1. Pull over If you suspect you have a flat tire, slow down and find an…

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Everything You Need to Know About Engine Block Heaters

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An engine block heater can help ensure your car will start on even the coldest Canadian winter day. Freezing temperatures can damage your car’s engine, and a block heater will prolong the life of your vehicle if you live in a cold climate. Here’s everything you need to know about this device. What an engine…

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How To Protect Your Car From Road Salt This Winter

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Road salt makes streets and highways less icy and safer to drive on in winter. Unfortunately, the chemicals it contains are corrosive and can damage your vehicle. Here’s why road salt is harmful and some tips on how to protect your car from corrosion this winter. What road salt does and why it’s harmful Road…

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When Should You Use Your Emergency Brake

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Also called a parking brake, many drivers are unclear about when and how to correctly use their emergency brake. However, being familiar with this essential component can make your vehicle safer and prolong its lifespan. Here’s what you should know. How your emergency brake works Your emergency brake is part of your vehicle’s overall braking…

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8 Tips For Reducing Glare When Driving On Sunny Days

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Glare from the sun and the headlights of other vehicles is more than just an annoyance: it’s dangerous. An extensive study conducted at Canada’s largest trauma hospital in Toronto found the risk of being in a life-threatening crash was 16 per cent higher during periods of direct sunlight than it was in normal weather. To…

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How To Safely Drive Through Standing Water

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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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Summer Tires Versus All-Season Tires

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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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