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Why Do My Tires Need To Be Rotated And How Often Should It Be Done?

March 29, 2021

Tire rotation is an important maintenance task for your car that involves switching the positions of your tires. This is necessary to ensure even wear of the tread and that your tires last as long as possible. Keeping up with regular tire rotation will help keep you safe while you’re driving and save you money in the long run. Why do tires need to be…

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4 Signs Your Engine Is Leaking Oil

March 25, 2021

Oil lubricates your vehicle’s engine, preventing corrosion and reducing the amount of wear and tear sustained by the moving parts. An oil leak can cause serious problems, which means it’s important that you’re able to recognize if there’s an issue with this fluid. Indeed, the ability to identify the signs of a leak will ensure that you can get your car to a mechanic as…

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5 Signs It’s Time For A Tune-Up

March 4, 2021

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, 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 indications it’s time. 1. You have difficulty starting your car. A vehicle…

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Why It’s So Important to Regularly Change Your Car’s Filters

March 2, 2021

If you want your car to run like new, it’s important to regularly replace its various filters. Cars have four of them and each has a different but important function. Here’s what you should know about each filter. Cabin Filter This filter cleans the air that comes into your car through the heating and air conditioning systems. Without it, dust, pollen and other airborne particles…

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

January 29, 2021

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 shoulder. This type of damage can shorten the longevity of…

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Meet Minit Tune Brake Auto Centres Franchisee Of The Year

January 12, 2021

January 2021 For nearly 45 years, Minit-Tune International has been honouring the outstanding dedication and consistent hard work of our Minit-Tune and Brake Auto Centre franchisees. Each year, a Franchisee of the Year is awarded recognition, praise, and the annual trophy. The annual trophy is the same original award, first presented to our winner in 1977. We are happy to announce that our Surrey (Scott…

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6 Signs That Your Alternator Is Failing

December 28, 2020

  The alternator is a crucial part of your car’s electrical system. It powers most of the vehicle’s electrical components when the engine is running, including the headlights, windshield wipers, dashboard instruments, power steering and radio. The alternator is also what keeps the battery charged so that your car turns on whenever you need it. If your alternator starts to malfunction, it can eventually lead…

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5 Wonderful Winter Road Trips Near Kelowna

December 22, 2020

  Do you need a change of scenery? Fortunately, you don’t have to go far to experience a relaxing winter getaway. Here are five destinations for every type of vacationer — all within driving distance of Kelowna.   1. Big White Ski Resort Just an hour outside of the city is a winter wonderland the whole family will enjoy. Its proximity to Kelowna makes Big…

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Out-Of-Province Antique Car Inspections: Frequently Asked Questions

December 1, 2020

  When importing a classic or antique car from outside the province, there are certain steps you need to go through to get it registered and plated in British Columbia. Here’s what you need to know about out-of-province inspections for antique cars in B.C.   Do I need an out-of-province inspection for my antique car? Yes. To plate an antique car in British Columbia, it…

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5 Telltale Signs Your Car Suspension Needs To Be Repaired

November 23, 2020

Your car’s suspension is the system that connects the vehicle chassis to the wheels. Made up of a number of interconnected parts, including shock absorbers, struts, stabilizer bar links, axles and springs, it allows your car to absorb bumps on the road and to accelerate and brake smoothly. It also helps to keep your tires firmly on the road when turning. In short, the suspension…

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Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres Address Common Issues

Here at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres in British Columbia, we’re always pleased to help our customers get the most out of their cars and trucks. To that end, we’ll add a relevant blog topic from time to time to keep you up to date and getting the most out of your vehicle.