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What Should You Do Before Making a Final Vehicle Purchase?

May 17, 2019

Most of us understand that there’s a certain level of risk that comes with purchasing a used or preowned vehicle. This risk gets exponentially worse when you pick your car up from an unknown lot or purchase it from a private seller. If you have ever experienced the disappointment of buying a vehicle that you thought would be exceptional, only to figure out that it’s…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Towing Your Recreational Vehicles

April 24, 2019

No matter what time of year it is, we see people driving recreational vehicles all over BC and Alberta. If you live in Canada, then you understand just how much there is to do here. Whether it’s camping or snowmobiling, there’s always a way to spend your free time outdoors. Because of this, many drivers will need to haul large trailers or campers in order…

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Meet Minit-Tune and Brake Auto Centres’ 2018 Franchisee of the Year

January 23, 2019

For 42 years, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres has been honouring the outstanding dedication and consistent hard work of our Minit-Tune and 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 1977. We are happy to announce that our Maple Ridge Minit-Tune…

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Protecting Your Car from Criminals

November 16, 2018

Car thieves are everywhere, and no one is immune to the criminal element. Unfortunately, many of them value your car just as much as you do. Finding out your vehicle has been targeted and stolen can be one of the most devastating realizations. Although difficult to predict, the best way to prevent car theft or vandalism is to take the right precautions. Making it difficult…

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What Can Happen When You Ignore Your Wheel Alignment?

November 5, 2018

Most of the time, we don’t put “wheel alignment” at the very top of our automotive needs. Many of us consider the basics to include: regular tune-ups, oil changes, fluid checks, and battery and bulb replacement. However, this can leave out one of the most important parts of vehicular safety—the tires.     Waiting to worry about your tires until one is blown out at…

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8 Common Auto Engine Sounds and What They Mean

October 19, 2018

As a car owner, perhaps one of the most frustrating and frightening things that can happen is experiencing car failure. We rely on our vehicles to take us safely to our desire destinations, and more often than not seeing that “check engine” light pop up on your dash means your trouble requires auto repair. At Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres, we want to take some…

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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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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.