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6 Common Symptoms of an Engine Vacuum Leak

6 Common Symptoms of an Engine Vacuum Leak

ย Thereโ€™s one dashboard warning light that most vehicle owners dread - the check engine light! Sometimes, the light takes you completely by surprise because your vehicle didnโ€™t exhibit any signs of malfunction. Other times, you notice something different about its...

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Your Summer Preventative Maintenance Car Care Checklist

Your Summer Preventative Maintenance Car Care Checklist

While the dates on the calendar indicate itโ€™s still officially spring, hot summer-like weather is already here. And, that has us thinking about summer preventative maintenance for your vehicle.   Preventative maintenance any time of year is something you should...

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Carโ€™s Performance

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Carโ€™s Performance

Thanks to todayโ€™s high new car prices and a shortage of used cars available for purchase, more people are choosing to hang onto the vehicle they already have. But, how can you improve your carโ€™s performance so you get the most out of it and also help it to last...

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Catalytic Converter Theft On the Rise & How to Prevent It

Catalytic Converter Theft On the Rise & How to Prevent It

Turn on the news these days and youโ€™re likely to hear yet another story about catalytic converter theft. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the rate of theft increased by an astonishing rate of 325 percent in the U.S. between 2019 and 2020 โ€ฆ thatโ€™s...

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How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

Answers From Your Tempe Auto Experts   At our Tempe auto repair shop, we get all kinds of car-related questions from our customers. Thatโ€™s because they know weโ€™re always willing to give a straightforward and honest answer. We often hear questions like:  ...

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How Does Car Color Affect Accident Risk?

How Does Car Color Affect Accident Risk?

You may think that driving an older vehicle or a high mileage car could put you at a greater risk for an accident. Unless those vehicles are also in poor condition, however, they could be just as safe as a newer model. So, what does matter? According to some research,...

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Are You Paying Above Sticker Price For a New Car?

Are You Paying Above Sticker Price For a New Car?

If youโ€™ve visited a car dealership lately, you may have arrived with the hopes and dreams of a new vehicle but left with sticker shock. With the average new car sticker price sitting right around $45,000, itโ€™s going to cost a chunk of change to purchase a new vehicle...

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6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Transmission

6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Transmission

Did you know that a transmission repair, rebuild, or replacement could cost you anywhere from $1200 to $5000? Of course, the actual amount depends on your vehicle's make and model, type of transmission, and the extent of the damage.   In any case, this is one...

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4 Big Benefits of a Local Auto Repair Shop

4 Big Benefits of a Local Auto Repair Shop

Thereโ€™s no question about it - the COVID-19 pandemic was tough on a lot of small businesses. And, the auto repair industry was no exception. There have been a number of local auto repair shops that have sold out to national chains in recent weeks and months. While...

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5 Ways to Keep Your High Mileage Car Running Smoothly

5 Ways to Keep Your High Mileage Car Running Smoothly

ย Think you have a high mileage car? You might want to rethink your definition of โ€˜high mileageโ€™ once you know that the current Guinness Book of World Records holder has 3.25 MILLION miles! While that is impressive, that doesnโ€™t make your high mileage car with 100,000+...

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Tires

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Tires

Tires โ€ฆ theyโ€™re not fancy, theyโ€™re not very exciting, but they are super important. While you probably take them for granted most of the time, they are the key to driving safely and keeping your vehicle on the road.   Depending on their size, style, and...

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Debunking 4 Car Preventative Maintenance Myths

Debunking 4 Car Preventative Maintenance Myths

Everyone has an opinion these days. But, the truth is, most opinions arenโ€™t facts, no matter how much people believe them. In fact, youโ€™ve probably heard your share of car preventative maintenance myths โ€ฆ we sure have. Letโ€™s take a look at a few of them so you can...

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