Stains in Your Driveway? Figure Out What’s Leaking from Your Car!

September 27, 2018

When you back out of your driveway or garage, do you see newly formed spots and stains on a regular basis? This could be a major indicator that your vehicle has a fluid leak, and needs to be serviced as soon as possible. It can help to understand what you’re looking at, and to know if it’s something that should concern you. Our experts at…

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7 Electrical Warning Signs to Watch for in Your Car or Truck

July 24, 2018

Your vehicle’s electrical system is one of the most complex and elusive parts of your car or truck. When it starts to malfunction, it isn’t like a flat tire or a smoking radiator. The signs can be subtle at first, and then suddenly—your vehicle fails altogether. If you have ever been driving along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway at night and experience dim or…

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7 Must-Have Gadgets for Your Car—the BC Road Trip Addition

July 24, 2018

Taking a BC road trip means turning your car into a home away from home. The length of the road trip really determines what you’ll need to take, but new technology makes this easier than ever. Never worry about running out of power or losing signal in an unfamiliar area again with these 7 must have gadgets: The Powercup Inverter: Whether you plan on being…

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Should I Have My Radiator Flushed? Minit-Tune Has the Answer

July 24, 2018

Your vehicle’s cooling system can impact the life of the vehicle as well as the engine and other internal components. If you’re one of those people who pops the hood and can’t tell a spark plug from a windshield wiper, then you probably need to trust your cooling system to the trained technicians at Minit Tune & Brake Auto Centres. Flushing your radiator involves draining…

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Everything You Need to Know About Minit-Tune

July 24, 2018

For over four decades, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres have embraced old fashioned customer service while managing to stay at the forefront of automotive technology. The original ideals instilled by Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres’ founders, Roy Shand and Sam Amlani, continue to lead the company today—creating a customer friendly atmosphere where service reigns supreme. The “while you wait” business model offers convenient service that…

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Beat the BC Heat with a Well-Maintained A/C

May 31, 2018

We spend more time in our cars than most of us realize. Whether it’s your commute to and from work, or you plan on enjoying summer travel, the hours spent in your vehicle are more bearable with a working air conditioner. Last August, Vancouver citizens experienced their hottest month in 50 years. This year promises to be no different, and temperatures in your car can…

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6 Signs that You Need Your Brakes Checked

May 31, 2018

Your vehicle was built to safely and quickly transport you to your destination. Common sense dictates that if you can’t stop then you shouldn’t drive.  In fact, the brake system ranks right up there with steering and engine function. You wouldn’t willingly get into a vehicle knowing that there was even a chance of brake failure. This is why it’s so surprising that the vast…

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Your Guide to the Ultimate BC Road Trip

May 31, 2018

The weather is changing, the sun is shining, and it’s almost time for the long-anticipated vacation season. That time when we get to hit the pause button on the stress in our lives and enjoy something that defies our normal routine. While some vacationers live for the destination, others choose to embrace the journey—paving the way for the ultimate BC road trip. Even Canadian natives…

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Tips to Green Your Car—Starting with Regular Service

May 31, 2018

As the sun makes an appearance and temperatures start to creep up, more drivers take to the road—free of snow and ice and ready to enjoy much needed vacations. With this increase in traffic comes an increase in carbon emissions and a need to green our cars. The process of making your vehicle more environmentally friendly doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and it…

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Windshield Wipers—More Important than You Think!

May 31, 2018

Have you ever been driving along, going through the motions, when suddenly you get hit with that torrential downpour? Out of nowhere, your visibility is gone, and the highway can turn into a treacherous place. Fortunately, your windshield wipers can save the day and beat back the rain to help you safely navigate the road. But, what happens if they don’t work? All too often,…

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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.