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Everything You Need to Know About Out-Of-Province Car Inspections

January 9, 2023

Did you recently purchase a vehicle outside of BC? Bringing it back home may be more challenging than you think. First, your vehicle may be subject to an out-of-province inspection required by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. To ensure complete compliance, here’s a quick guide to answer your questions and help you determine if you need an inspection. When Is an Out-Of-Province Inspection Required?…

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Winter Tire Rules for B.C. Drivers

November 22, 2022

Winter road conditions in B.C. can vary wildly over short distances. You can begin your trip on a dry road under a sunny sky but soon end up battling treacherous snow and icy highways on a high mountain pass. That’s why there are strict snow tire rules in B.C., and it’s your responsibility to equip your car correctly. Here’s what you should know about winter…

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Winter Car Maintenance Tips: Get Your Car Ready for Winter

November 22, 2022

B.C. winters can be hard on your vehicle. That’s why winter car care is essential for keeping your ride running smoothly and efficiently. Booking a winter car maintenance service at a reputable and trusted auto centre has many benefits. Here are some winter car maintenance tips to help get your vehicle ready for winter. What Does Winter Car Maintenance Do for Your Vehicle? Annual winter…

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How Long Should Brake Pads Last?

November 4, 2022

Brake maintenance, including brake pad replacement, is necessary from time to time. It’s how you can trust your brakes will work when you need them the most. How long do brake pads last? Here’s an answer to that question, plus some factors that affect a brake pad’s lifespan. Brake Pads Lifespan Generally, you can drive between 48,000 to 110,000 kilometres before changing your brake pads.…

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5 Signs You Need to Schedule a Brake Fluid Flush

November 4, 2022

Brake fluid is vital to your car’s braking system. The hydraulic fluid transfers pressure from your brake pedal to the discs and drums, so the harder you press the pedal, the faster you stop. It also lubricates the parts and protects them from corrosion. Replacing your brake fluid before it gets too old is vital to your vehicle’s safety. Here are five signs that it’s…

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Why Tire Pressure Is Critical For Your Vehicle

October 26, 2022

When it comes to safety, your tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle. However, even high-quality tires can be unsafe if they’re improperly inflated. Although often ignored, tire pressure plays a vital role in car safety. Don’t wait for an accident, flat, or blown tire to make you take notice. Overinflated and underinflated tires can both cause major safety concerns, like decreased directional…

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What Maintenance Does an Electric Vehicle Need?

September 29, 2022

An electric vehicle requires less maintenance than a regular car, but it still needs upkeep. Even though an electric vehicle (EV) has fewer moving parts than one with an internal combustion engine (ICE), there are a few things to stay on top of, so your electric vehicle runs smoothly. Here’s an electric car maintenance checklist. Check the Battery The battery is the most critical component…

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How Regular Car Maintenance Improves Fuel Efficiency

September 29, 2022

You may think your car is running fine and that you can delay the expense and time of scheduling a maintenance tune-up. However, maintaining your vehicle can pay for itself by maximizing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. With the high cost of gas, a tune-up can help your car and your wallet. Here’s how. Tune-Ups Optimize Engine Performance An engine tune-up alone can increase the fuel…

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Understanding the Difference Between Engine Oil and Transmission Fluid

August 31, 2022

Engine oil and transmission fluid are two essential yet vastly different fluids for your vehicle. A surprising number of people damage their cars by substituting one of these fluids for the other. Understanding these fluids and how they work can help you better care for your vehicle. Engine Oil Engine oil is formulated to protect the parts inside an internal combustion engine. Oil lubricates the…

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What to Do When You See the Change Oil Light on Your Dashboard

August 31, 2022

Oil is one of the most crucial fluids in your car, so when your dashboard oil lights come on, don’t ignore them. Your vehicle has two oil lights: one tells you it’s time for an oil change, and the other tells you there’s a problem with the oil pressure. Here’s more information on what these lights mean and what you need to do when 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.

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