Get Your Car Ready for March and April Events in New Westminster

April 5, 2018

As the warmer weather arrives, it is time to get your car ready for all those community events and holiday trips that you and your family look forward to. Before you set off, remember to get a seasonal inspection and tune-up to prevent small issues from turning into major repairs. A reliable car allows you to enjoy all the exciting New Westminster events held in…

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7 Tips to Do Before and During Your Road Trip to Enjoy a Safe Journey

April 5, 2018

Planning on hitting the road this weekend? Whether you are driving long distance in Vancouver or taking a short trip to the surrounding cities, make sure that both you and your vehicle are ready for the adventure. Performing basic car maintenance and timely auto repair helps ensure you reach your destination safely. An overheated engine, for instance, could bring your trip to a completely halt.…

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When is the Best Time to Change Your Car’s Air Filter?

April 5, 2018

The air filter is designed to prevent harmful debris, dirt and contaminants from entering your car’s engine. Dirty air filters prevent the required amount of clean air from reaching the engine, causing it to work harder. The emission control system of the vehicle is also affected. Generally, it is recommended that you replace air filters every 12 months or 12,000 to 15,000 miles. However, you…

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Easy Ways to be a Responsible Driver and Reduce Carbon Footprint

April 5, 2018

Studies show that transportation is one of the largest sources of air pollution in Canada. In a bid to protect the environment, the federal government has introduced the most stringent air pollutant emissions standards for new cars, vans, SUVs and trucks. It is hoped that by 2030, new vehicles will have 80% lower smog pollutant emissions when compared to the current standards. A Pembina Institute…

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5 Excellent Road Trips in Canada to Try Out in 2018

March 6, 2018

Canada has a wide range of travel opportunities, but one of the best ways to explore our beautiful country is the open road. If you are ready to explore the road trips of Canada, you have numerous routes to choose from. To help narrow down that list, the team at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres has compiled a list of our five favorite courses to…

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Green Technologies for Today’s Car Owner

February 27, 2018

If you are all about being eco-friendly, then the latest green technologies will undoubtedly get you going. With the growing awareness of sustainability and environmental protection, more manufacturers are presenting new vehicles with green technology. Not only are these better for Earth, but they are also better on your wallet. From the better mileage to fewer trips to the gas pump, you will appreciate the…

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All-Wheel Drive versus Four-Wheel Drive

February 20, 2018

When you are purchasing a car, you might notice that newer SUVs and sedans offer all-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Some SUVs even provide all-time all-wheel drive with 4-wheel drive – further adding to the confusion. You might assume that 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are the same because it means four wheels are working together. However, these two drivetrains are different and offer varied…

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Consumer Choice Awards Pick for 12 Years in a Row

February 13, 2018

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres is proud to announce that we have received the Consumer Choice Award for the 12th year in a row. It is our dedication to customers and our customers’ appreciation that has brought us here. The Consumer Choice Award has been around for over 20 years, and since then it serves to recognize businesses in the small-to-medium sector that excel in…

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Winter Events in Vancouver You Cannot Miss

February 13, 2018

While it might still be winter, that does not mean you do not have plenty of activities to fill your day. In fact, Vancouver offers exciting events year-round, with some great events popping up in February and March. What Events Can You Expect for February and March? Whether you are here visiting, live in Vancouver, or you are here while waiting for auto repairs, here…

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10 Important Decisions to Make When Buying a New Car

February 9, 2018

Buying a new car is exciting, but it is easy to let the excitement take over and forget what really matters. Cars are a big purchase, and one that you will be responsible for through several years. Not only will you have a loan payment, but you must fuel and maintain that vehicle; therefore, you want one that suits your needs and budget. Before you…

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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.