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8 Tips for Safe Driving in Heavy Rain

April 12, 2023

Driving in British Columbia presents unique challenges, including navigating winding mountain roads and driving in heavy rain. In fact, B.C. has some of the wettest driving areas in Canada, especially along the Pacific coast. To help keep you safe, here are eight tips for driving in heavy rain. Slow down. Reducing your speed is the best thing you can do to prevent accidents while driving…

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Is Your Towing Ruining Your Transmission?

April 6, 2023

Now that the weather is warm and kids are out of school, more Canadians are strapping up their boats and trailers and hitting the open road. While you may not think much of it, towing, even for short distances, can do significant damage to your vehicle’s transmission. Not all towing has to be detrimental, however. If you maintain your vehicle and avoid common errors, you…

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Spring Car Cleaning Tips for Your Vehicle

March 9, 2023

After months of driving through cold, wet slushy streets, your car can benefit from a thorough spring cleaning. Besides making your car more enjoyable to drive and comfortable for your passengers, cleaning and detailing your car protects it from damage and keeps it looking new longer. Follow these spring car cleaning tips for a spotless ride this summer. Use compressed air. An air compressor allows you…

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GET YOUR CAR READY FOR SPRING WITH OUR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

March 9, 2023

Spring is an essential time of year to perform car maintenance in B.C. After months of driving through cold, wet weather, your vehicle needs to get ready for warmer weather and the summer. Whether you’re planning a spring break road trip or a June camping excursion in the mountains, here’s a spring car maintenance checklist to ensure your vehicle is good to go. Remove your…

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Consumer Choice Award Winner for 17 Years Running

February 25, 2023

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres is proud to announce that we’ve received the 2023 Consumer Choice Award for Best Automobile Repair in Vancouver! This marks the 17th year in a row that we have earned this prestigious honour, a true testament to the exceptional service we provide to each and every one of our valued customers. For over 35 years, Consumer Choice Awards (CCA) has…

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How to Choose the Right Tires for Your Vehicle

February 7, 2023

All-season tires may seem like an easy, less-expensive choice for your vehicle, but they’re not necessarily the best. Choosing quality winter or summer tires can make driving safer on Vancouver streets and British Columbia’s highways. Here are some tips for choosing the best tires for your car. How to Determine the Correct Tire Size When choosing replacement tires for your car, you must determine the…

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6 Reasons Your Car Battery Keeps Draining

February 7, 2023

A dead car battery can leave you stranded in the worst of situations. By understanding what causes a dead battery, you can take steps to extend your car battery life and prevent your car battery from draining. Here are six reasons why your car battery could die. 1. You left the headlights on Newer car models feature headlights that turn off automatically when you stop…

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Things That Can Void Your Car’s Warranty

February 6, 2023

One of the advantages of buying a new car from a dealership is that it comes with a warranty. This means the manufacturer covers the cost of repairs for a certain number of years or kilometres. However, to ensure you’re protected, you must make sure you don’t unintentionally void your car warranty. Here’s how to avoid car warranty issues. What Can Cause Your Warranty Claim…

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How to Choose the Right Coolant for BC Winters

January 10, 2023

Driving in British Columbia winters can be treacherous. From strong winds and heavy snow to freezing rain and slippery slush, your vehicle gets put through the wringer. Ensuring your car has proper antifreeze will keep your engine running smoothly in any conditions. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right coolant. What’s Antifreeze? Antifreeze, or coolant, is a glycol-based fluid made primarily from ethylene glycol…

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5 Signs Your Vehicle’s Oil Pan is Leaking

January 9, 2023

Engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Without it, your car simply can’t run. Therefore, it’s crucial to keep your oil levels topped up at all times. Even a small leak can have disastrous consequences if not caught early on. Here are five signs your oil pan has a leak. The low oil warning light comes on If the low oil warning light illuminates…

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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.