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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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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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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Are Vehicle Safety Features Making You a Complacent Driver?

May 23, 2018

Isn’t it both exciting and intriguing that technological advancements are making our vehicles increasingly intelligent?  Electric cars are already here; and the days of driverless vehicles are not too far behind. In the meanwhile, most auto brands will continue to launch newer models with creative solutions to keep you safe on the road. While the sensor-based functionalities are making your drive more convenient, are you…

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3 Easy Ways to Schedule Vehicle Tune-Up and Auto Repair in BC

May 16, 2018

Your vehicle is your biggest support system in many ways. Whether it is your daily commute, errands, special appointments or a road trip, you rely on your automobile to get you to your destination safely, on time.  But your vehicle’s life and performance are dependent on regular maintenance. This is where Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres comes in. A one-stop-shop for all auto repairs in…

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Check Out the ABCs of Camping in Alberta & BC for an Exciting Summer Getaway

May 9, 2018

Even before the last of the snow is over, it is common to find Canadians planning their precious summer getaways with family and friends.  Nature lovers long for the camp sites to open up and schools to be out for the summer. If you are a seasoned camping enthusiast, you will have no difficulty in loading your vehicle with all the necessities before you hit…

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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.