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What To Do If Your Vehicle Is Overheating

What To Do If Your Vehicle Is Overheating

Would you know what to do if your vehicle is overheating? Unfortunately, many people do not, but that's exactly what we're going to cover today.   While modern vehicles tend to have sophisticated cooling systems with heat sensors and computer-controlled fans to...

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Does a Car’s Tire Age Really Matter?

Does a Car’s Tire Age Really Matter?

Age really does a number on things - our bodies, our skin and even our vehicles! Yes, that’s right. Our vehicles, and especially their tires, can really get worn down over time and from the heat. But how old is too old when it comes to tire age and is there a point...

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5 Handy Car Maintenance Skills You Should Know

5 Handy Car Maintenance Skills You Should Know

If you’ve never dreamed of becoming a mechanic, there are still some basic car maintenance skills you should have in your repertoire if you own your own vehicle or drive someone else’s. These handy skills won’t keep you from requiring the services of a professional...

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7 Ways to Prevent Hydroplaning This Monsoon Season

7 Ways to Prevent Hydroplaning This Monsoon Season

It’s officially summer here in Arizona and you know what that means … HOT weather, Monsoon Season, and wet driving conditions that could lead to hydroplaning or decreased visibility. Instead of complaining about the weather and wishing it were different, let’s talk...

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6 Common Symptoms of an Engine Vacuum Leak

6 Common Symptoms of an Engine Vacuum Leak

Β There’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 didn’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 it’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 Car’s Performance

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Car’s Performance

Thanks to today’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 car’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 you’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 … that’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. That’s because they know we’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 you’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, it’s going to cost a chunk of change to purchase a new vehicle...

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