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Have You Given Much Thought to Your Car’s Headrests?

January 20, 2016

The name can be deceiving: headrests. It is a place to rest your head, right? The padding on the back of your seat that supports your head and neck is not for resting – it is actually a restraint device. When properly positioned, your vehicle’s headrest can reduce your risk for soft tissue injuries in a vehicle crash. Very often, vehicles have improperly positioned headrests,…

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Enjoy Expert Auto Care and Discount Prices with Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres

January 10, 2016

Auto repair and maintenance does not have to cost a fortune. In fact, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres strives to make high-quality service affordable for everyone. That is why we offer a variety of coupons and discounts to new and existing customers. Where to Find Coupons You can visit the coupon page on Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres’ website to see the new and exciting…

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Celebrating 40 Years of Service

January 4, 2016

As we kick off the New Year, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres celebrates another big milestone: serving BC residents and their vehicles for 40 years! We have had our fair share of challenges, with changing markets and new technology to adapt to. However, with a team of smart entrepreneurs, qualified mechanics and wonderful communities across BC and Alberta, it has been a fantastic 40 years.…

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Meet Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres’ 2015 Franchisee of the Year

December 24, 2015

For 39 years, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres has been honouring the outstanding dedication and consistent hard work of our Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres. 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 1976. We are happy to announce that our Richmond Minit-Tune &…

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How Certain Car Types Handle Winter Driving

December 18, 2015

You may assume that four-wheel drive is the only way to tackle a winter in Canada, but you may be surprised. Depending on the type of car you have (sedan, SUV or minivan), you may find that each car type has its own pros and cons when the snow starts to fall. It’s Not Only About the Car Type An SUV may be equipped with…

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Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres Looking to Open More Franchises

November 30, 2015

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Are you interested in offering your community quality maintenance and auto repair near Vancouver? Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres is looking to open more franchise locations in British Columbia and the surrounding Alberta areas. Why Become a Franchise Owner? Franchises are tremendous entrepreneurial opportunities. Because our company is already a well-established, trusted and award-winning service provider,…

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Winter Tires Required in BC – Are You in Compliance?

November 13, 2015

In most areas of Canada, winter tires are a good suggestion or recommendation to stay safe on hazardous winter roads. However, if you live in British Columbia, you may have noticed that there are signs on the roadway indicating that winter tires are required by October 1st and through March 31st. This is because certain areas of BC see some dramatic changes in temperature and…

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Remembrance Day – More than Just a Day Off

November 10, 2015

Remembrance Day is a day about our armed forces in Canada. Also known as Poppy Day, this is the day that marks the date and time armies stopped fighting in World War I. In the first and second World Wars, Canada lost more than 100,000 soldiers. This day is more than just a day off; it is also a statutory holiday in many provinces that…

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Dealing with Cold Mornings and Starting Your Vehicle

September 20, 2015

Most drivers are under the impression that a vehicle must be warmed up and sit idle for several minutes before it can be driven on cold mornings. After all, this has been a common practice for years. If you warm up your vehicle in the morning, it may be because you assume you will get better mileage or that you will be able to avoid…

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7 Signs You Need Brake Repair or Inspection

September 9, 2015

You are your vehicle’s best diagnostic tool. You drive it every day, and you grow accustomed to what your vehicle does and what it should not do. When you notice your vehicle is not operating as it should, you should see a professional for auto repair in Surrey right away. One of the biggest changes to look out for is your brakes and how they…

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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.