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3 Reasons To Schedule A Brake Inspection Before Winter

September 26, 2023

A brake inspection and potential brake repair before winter is a proactive step that every motorist should take. It ensures that your vehicle’s brakes are in top-notch condition and ready to face the challenges posed by winter weather. Here are three compelling reasons why you should schedule a brake inspection before the snow arrives. 1. To ensure your brake fluid isn’t old Brake fluid transfers…

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The Importance of Following Your Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

September 8, 2023

Neglecting regular car maintenance can lead to a host of issues, ranging from decreased performance to costly repairs. Here’s more information on why you should follow your vehicle maintenance schedule, followed by a list of the types of scheduled maintenance your car requires. Benefits of Sticking to Your Car Manufacturer’s Schedule Sticking to the maintenance plan is more than a suggestion. Here are a few…

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Can I Mix Tires from Different Brands on My Vehicle?

September 8, 2023

Tires are one of the most significant safety features of your car. However, many vehicle owners overlook the need for all four tires to match — not just in brand but also in size, tread pattern and ratings. Here’s why matching tires from the same brand matters. Consistent handling and performance. Tires aren’t just round pieces of rubber — they’re finely tuned components that play…

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The Importance of Keeping Car Battery Connections Clean

July 19, 2023

Your car’s battery is a vital part of your vehicle, so you need to keep it in good condition. One of the most important things you can do to maintain your battery is to keep the terminals clean. Here’s how to do it. Why Is It Important to Clean Battery Terminals? Car battery terminals can corrode over time due to chemical reactions and exposure to…

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How to Diagnose and Fix Brake Vibration

July 19, 2023

Experiencing vibration or shuddering when you apply your car’s brakes is something you shouldn’t ignore. Not only does it affect passenger comfort, but it’s also a safety concern. Knowing how to diagnose and fix the problem is essential for good vehicle maintenance. Here’s what you need to know about brake vibration. Causes of Brake Vibration Several things can cause brake vibration. Some of the most…

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What Maintenance Does a Hybrid Vehicle Require?

June 3, 2023

Hybrid vehicles have grown in popularity largely due to the fuel efficiency provided by their relatively small engines. Motorists who appreciate a high-performance urban driving experience value the electric motor’s acceleration capability. Although maintenance on a hybrid vehicle shares many commonalities with that of a conventional vehicle, there are a few key differences. Here’s what you need to know to keep your hybrid vehicle in…

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When Is It Time to Replace My Car’s Shocks or Struts?

June 3, 2023

If your shocks or struts aren’t performing as they should, you’ll probably feel it from the driver’s seat. That bumpy ride is unpleasant for you and can be harmful to your car’s components. Plus, it can put you at risk of getting into an accident. If you hit a bump with bad shocks or struts, you could lose your ability to maintain control at the…

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Tips to Save on Fuel Costs for an Upcoming Road Trip

May 12, 2023

Planning a summer road trip? While less expensive than flying to Europe or a tropical resort, the cost of a family road trip can add up quickly — and a big portion of that will be fuel. Here are some ways to save on gasoline costs for your family road trip this summer. Take Your Car in for a Tune-Up Spring is the perfect time…

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Why Your Car’s Air Conditioning Isn’t Working and How to Fix It

May 10, 2023

Your car’s air conditioning is essential for any summer road trip. When it’s not working, it can result in a long and uncomfortable ride for you and your family. A vehicle’s AC system is complex and has many components, so it’s difficult to determine why the cool air stopped flowing. Here are some reasons why the air conditioning in your car is not working and…

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The Difference Between Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balancing

April 12, 2023

Wheel balancing and wheel alignment are distinct services that help your car drive straight and smoothly down streets and highways. Knowing the difference between the two will help you determine which one you need the next time you’re at an automotive service centre. Here’s what you need to know. Wheel Alignment A wheel alignment focuses on the angle at which your tires and wheels sit…

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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.

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