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  • Why is repairing newer vehicles today different than the last 10-15 years?

    Monday 30 June 2014

    The vehicles are completely different today as we all know. We have onboard computers / modules that tune your vehicle as you drive. There is no tune-up per say any more. Ignition and fuel related parts are changed at specific intervals. We have engine management systems, transmission management systems, and even body control management systems. There are specific fluids for vehicles, no more 1 coolant fits all for example. For all the extensive technology that is used in today’s vehic... read more

  • What is the right number for Oil change in Arizona and why?

    Sunday 29 June 2014

    Most manufacturer’s maintenance intervals are not always realistic to customer driving habits and locations. Driving and idling in our considered extreme conditions. 5,000 mile intervals should be the maximum. Even considering whatever engine oil your vehicle is required to use. There are many things to consider when having engine oil service. Going more than 5,000 miles without a professional technician inspecting the vehicle is pushing the limits. There are other vital components to... read more

  • Summer tips for travel

    Saturday 28 June 2014

    Any trip we recommend a comprehensive 45 point vehicle inspection. All safety, mechanical, and fluid conditions are thoroughly gone through by a professional technician. Carry some bottled drinking water, and hat for outside. Standing or waiting for a tow service in our summer time conditions can be very harmful and dangerous. Especially if you have a long wait for help. If long distance driving 6 hours plus walk around vehicle while fueling and look for any under inflated tires. Look... read more

  • Why is there a difference in oil change prices? One shop say’s $15.95 another say’s $45.00 & up?

    Friday 27 June 2014

    In my 35 years of experience, and working in the business. There is no $15.00 - $20.00 oil change service. In my professional opinion, Oil change service should not be used as a gimmick to get your vehicle into a shop. Price will vary from vehicle to vehicle. There is no 60-70 % of all vehicles’ taking same amount of fluids and filter anymore. Today’s vehicles are specialized to the point of different oil viscosities and even specific brands. Spin on filters v/s cartridge filters. All o... read more

  • Why is there a charge for diagnostics?

    Thursday 26 June 2014

    "Diagnosis is the conclusion not the process" Vehicles of today are so technologically advanced that we really don’t diagnose per say. We test circuits and systems to determine faults. Vehicle on board computers are capable of correcting faults to a point that you as a driver don’t even know a fault is happening. It takes very expensive equipment, highly educated and experienced technicians to perform tests and determine faults. Not all technicians are qualified anymore, like i... read more

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