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How Long Will My Car Battery Last in Arizona?

How Long Will My Car Battery Last in Arizona?

Arizona is hot in the summer. Annually, Phoenix averages over 100 days where the temperature reaches over 100 degrees. This extreme heat makes many aspects of life difficult, and car maintenance is no exception. While air conditioning issues are perhaps the most...

What’s the Difference Between an ECU, ECM, TCM, and PCM?

What’s the Difference Between an ECU, ECM, TCM, and PCM?

Your vehicle is a complex array of mechanical and electrical components working together while you drive. Computer modules control nearly all mechanical parts of modern vehicles (engine, drivetrain, transmission, etc.). Control modules monitor and dictate different...

Why Don’t My Car’s Power Windows Work? [8 Common Causes]

Why Don’t My Car’s Power Windows Work? [8 Common Causes]

Almost all modern vehicles have power windows. Many may remember reaching for the handle and manually cranking down the windows. Most would agree that power windows are a convenience, but they are much more complicated than their manual crank counterparts. Being...

Is a Spark Plug Replacement Expensive?

Is a Spark Plug Replacement Expensive?

Replacing spark plugs is part of regular vehicle maintenance. On gasoline engines, spark plugs provide the spark needed for combustion, generating power, and allowing your vehicle to move. Along with other maintenance items like brake services, coolant flushes, and...

How to Change Windshield Wiper Blades

How to Change Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wipers serve a pretty straightforward purpose: keep the windshield clear and clean to improve visibility in the rain or other bad weather. It’s pretty easy to tell when you need new wiper blades. Worn-out wipers will leave streaks and can even miss areas of...

How Much Does a Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement Cost?

How Much Does a Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement Cost?

Getting your brake pads and rotors replaced is a part of responsible car ownership. New brake components ensure quick and predictable stops, keeping you and your passengers safe. Pads and rotors come into direct contact with one another, bringing your car to a stop....

How Often Should Spark Plugs Be Changed?

How Often Should Spark Plugs Be Changed?

Spark plugs play an essential role in the function of your vehicle. Without them, your car wouldn’t start, let alone run. Spark plugs generally have long lives and are pretty durable, but like many components on your vehicle, need to be replaced periodically....

Why Wet Tire Performance Matters in Arizona

Why Wet Tire Performance Matters in Arizona

One of the perks of living in the southwest is warm weather and low precipitation year-round. We don’t see heavy snowfall or freezing temperatures like other areas of the country. If you live in the Phoenix or Tucson area, you probably don’t think too hard about...

Don’t Overlook Cabin Air Filter Replacements in Arizona

Don’t Overlook Cabin Air Filter Replacements in Arizona

Replacing the cabin air filter is an often-overlooked maintenance item that can directly impact the quality of air coming through your vehicle’s vents. Regular cabin air filter replacement is especially important for drivers in Arizona, as our dry, dusty climate can...

Why Is Water Dripping Under My Car?

Why Is Water Dripping Under My Car?

Any time you see something dripping from under your vehicle, it’s concerning. It can often be hard to identify the fluid, and even harder to pinpoint where the leak is coming from. Some leaks, like oil and coolant, can indicate issues like failed seals, cracked hoses,...