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EMERGENCY AUTO REPAIR IN MESA: FIND A MECHANIC NEAR YOU

No one likes to think about emergency auto repair. However, it does become necessary and sometimes, all too soon. Get auto repair in Mesa Why Do Cars Break Down? Why do cars break down? Well, consider if you will, your car’s engine is a very active place. Even if you have an electric car, your car’s engine has moving parts that in time begin to wear out. In a normal internal combustion engine, your car’s engine is the hottest place of your car. In addition, you have moving parts, and over time, they begin to wear down. Modern engines are very complex, and as such, all it takes is one component to go bad in some cases to cause a big problem. Look at your auto transmission for example. With dozens of gears all rapidly turning, it can be one of the most vulnerable components for a breakdown. But what about if you maintain your vehicle regularly? SCHEDULED AUTO MAINTENANCE AND YOUR CAR Even if you follow the owne ... read more

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AUTO REPAIR AND THE ARIZONA SUMMER PART 2

AUTO REPAIR AND THE ARIZONA SUMMER PART 2

Part two of our series on auto repair in Mesa explores why you have to make sure that you take care of your tires this time of year. Get New Tires in Mesa Auto Repair in Mesa and Your Tires Unless you have your car stored in an air-conditioned garage somewhere, odds are, your car will be sitting in either a warm parking garage, or a hot parking lot sooner or later. If you’re parked in a parking garage, you’re lucky. You don’t have as much to worry about, but even so you need to be aware of one key thing about living in Arizona: hot temperatures are bad for your tires. In our last article, we covered the effect that high summer temperatures have on car batteries, however, this also holds true for tires as well. In fact temperature extremes at both ends of the spectrum are bad for your car tires. Cold temperatures can cause your car tires to contract, though obviously that’s not as much of a problem at this time of ye ... read more

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AUTO REPAIR AND THE ARIZONA SUMMER PART 1

AUTO REPAIR AND THE ARIZONA SUMMER PART 1

Auto repair in Mesa isn’t just about fixing problems. It is also about stopping problems before they start. Part one of a three part series explores some steps to take during the hot summer months. Call your Auto Mechanic in Mesa and Replace Your Car Battery High Temperatures and Your Battery Life Arizona has one of the most unique environments in the US. Summer temperatures here can easily top 120 degrees. That alone is hot, however, the surface temperature can easily reach temperatures hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk or the asphalt. If you’ve been here long enough, you know better than to walk around barefoot outside after 6am, as even the ground can hurt your feet. But have you ever thought about the effect the sun has on your battery? You may need to replace your battery sooner than you think Your car battery isn’t just battery acid. It also has a bit of water inside of it. Even if you have a garage, your car is ex ... read more

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MYTHS ABOUT BRAKE REPAIR PART 2

MYTHS ABOUT BRAKE REPAIR PART 2

Part two of our series explores more myths about brake repair. Need Brake Repair in Queen Creek? Come in Today Modern Brakes Are More Sophisticated and Don’t Need Brake Repair Modern brakes are more sophisticated, so you don’t need to check your brakes or replace them. We actually had to blink at this myth that one of our customers told us. While brakes are made of more high-tech materials than they used to be, and are more durable, they are still mechanical components that can wear out or break. If it were possible to make brakes that didn’t wear out, the inventor would doubtless be very rich. This leads us to our next myth. The only brake components that you have to worry about are the brake pads and shoes. Wrong. Your brakes are made of several components including rotors, calipers, and a master cylinder. In addition, most brake modules are computer controlled. You can often tell which parts of your brakes need the most work depend ... read more

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Brake Repair

MYTHS ABOUT BRAKE REPAIR

There are a lot of myths about brake repair. This article will cover these misconceptions and clear them up. Brake Repair in Queen Creek Topping Off Low Brake Fluid is a Good Idea In our last article, we covered myths about oil changes, with that in mind, let’s go over brakes. Topping off low brake fluid is a good idea. Wrong! When your brake fluid starts to get low, get your brakes fixed fast. And there is a very good reason why you have to. In older cars, when brake fluid got low, you could put in a little more brake fluid and it would be fine, however, in modern cars, namely anything made in the past fifteen years or so, when your brake pads start to wear out, there is a sensor present in your car that automatically stars releasing brake fluid. The reason for this is that it is your first warning. The next warning is when your brakes start to squeak. I CAN IGNORE IT FOR A WHILE WHEN MY BRAKES SQUEAK I can ignore it for a ... read more

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OIL CHANGE MYTHS AND FACTS PART 3

OIL CHANGE MYTHS AND FACTS PART 3

In part three of our series, we explore more oil change myths and facts. Oil Change Myth #3: Sythentic Oil is Not as Good Get Your Oil Change Done Today Here’s another common oil change myth: synthetic oil is not as good as old-fashioned motor oil. Actually, synthetic oil lasts a considerably longer time than regular motor oil does. On the other side of the debate, some people think that synthetic oil is healthier for the environment than motor oil as it is not a petroleum product. If you get an oil change done with synthetic motor oil, it is better for the environment, but not because of its chemical composition. The chemicals in synthetic oil are as bad for the environment as regular motor oil is, however, since you do not have to change y our motor oil nearly as often, you are reducing the impact on the environment. Don’t believe us? How about this excerpt from the site How Stuff Works: “With today’s technology, synthetics are cleaner ... read more

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OIL CHANGE MYTHS AND FACTS PART 2

In part two of our series, we explore more oil change myths and facts. Oil Change Myth #3: Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles Get an Oil Change in Gilbert Here’s a common oil change myth: No matter what your owner’s manual says, you should always change your oil every 3,000 miles. Why does this myth persist? Because not so very long ago on the scheme of things, pretty much every automaker put it down as canon that oil changes had to be done every 3,000 miles. because of the sludge that’d build up in the engine. The 3,000 mile rule is only partially true nowadays. Motor oil today has better viscosity, cars have gotten more sophisticated, and as a result, the mileage number is closer to 8,000 miles. (7,500 to be precise) Why does this oil change myth hang on still? Well, it’s entered the zeitgeist and there are some vehicles where you do need to do it. The only time however, that you need to change your oil this often is if you put a ... read more

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OIL CHANGE MYTHS AND FACTS PART 1

OIL CHANGE MYTHS AND FACTS PART 1

In part one of our series, we explore oil change myths and facts. Oil Change Myth Number 1: Motor Oil is All the Same Oil Changes Keep Your Car Running Smoothly Here’s an oil change myth for you. Motor oil is all the same. This is way off. First off, there is synthetic motor oil and regular petroleum based motor oil. There is motor oil that is better for more cold climates, and there is motor oil that can be used regardless of climate. There is 40 weight oil and 30 weight oil. When you go to buy motor oil, make sure that you check the owner’s manual of your vehicle, or make sure you take your car into an auto mechanic to get your oil change done . Regardless of the type or weight of oil that you have, all engine oil is a lubricant to keep your engine’s many parts working together. Have you ever wondered what the number is on motor oil, such as SAE 30 or SAE 40? Well, it is the amount of time it takes the oil to flow through a tube m ... read more

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Oil Changes

WHAT DOES A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN PART 3

Part three of a series on the check engine light explores some more of the meanings of this cryptic display… Get auto repair in Mesa How Can I Reset the Check Engine Line? How can I reset the check engine light? First off, be aware that this light doesn’t come on on some mysterious whim of your engine. It means that there is a problem somewhere. Resetting the light itself isn’t the best idea until you know what is behind it being on in the first place. As your auto repair shop we don’t recommend resetting the check engine light. You want to have a mechanic do that in the best way he can, by fixing the root problem behind the check engine light. Resetting the check engine light by unplugging the battery will also wipe out all of the data in the computer and merely pause the check engine light, not reset it permanently. Then you will have the double whammy of having the check engine light on and no data as to why. CAN YOU ... read more

WHAT DOES A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN PART 2

WHAT DOES A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN PART 2

Part two of a series on the check engine light explores some more meanings of this enigmatic system display. The Check Engine Light and Your Car’s Emission System Get Emission Repair in Mesa Like it or hate it, emissions testing is part of life in the Phoenix area. By Arizona law, you can’t even egister your car unless you pass emissions. And during emission testing, the check engine light is an instant fail, and you’re out $35 for the inspection fee plus any repairs. One major source of problems where the check engine light is concerned is your car’s catalytic converter. As auto parts go, this part is essentially worthless. All it really does is allow your car to pass emissions. What causes a catalytic converter to fail? Well, usually when they go it is a result of other scheduled maintenance not being done, such as replacing oxygen sensors and spark plugs. In fact, you do regular scheduled auto maintenance, your catalytic co ... read more

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