Shop talk

Welcome to Shop Talk! Here you’ll find articles from our car and truck repair and maintenance experts. You’ll also find answers to common questions that Sun Devil Auto in the Phoenix-Metro area receives on a daily basis. We’ll cover every topic - from why routine maintenance is so important to common indicators of needed repairs. It is our goal to educate our customers, while demonstrating with our knowledge base, that Sun Devil Auto is the company you can trust with your vehicle. 

Of course, you may still have questions and that’s okay! Our friendly, knowledgeable Service Advisors are always available to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call your nearest Sun Devil Auto today!

Fee Free Days at AZ National Parks

You deserve to take your family on an incredible trip to one of the many beautiful national parks found in Arizona without spending a ton of money. As you plan your next big road trip, you should consider heading out on one of the fee-free days the National Park Service offers every year. Read More

Store Spotlight: Downtown Phoenix, AZ

Making our Sun Devil Auto location in downtown Phoenix your hometown auto shop is one of the best decisions you can make. We provide honest work at affordable prices because we want you to get the best deal possible and walk away with peace of mind. This glimpse at how Derek feels about his job and the work he does showcases a Manager who is dedicated to providing the high level of service we strive for. Read More

Shocks & Suspension: Warning Signs It Is Time to Replace the System

How does your car feel while you're driving? If your shocks and struts are good, you probably feel a smooth ride. Maintaining proper maintenance and, when required, replacement of your shock absorbers and suspension system ensures you don't find yourself with an exceptionally bumpy ride anytime soon. It may be time for an inspection if you notice any of these symptoms. Read More

What You Need To Know About the Oxygen Sensor

No vehicle owner wants to see the check engine come on. That warning sign is designed to tell you that your car needs service or repairs. Generally, when the check engine light comes on, it means that your vehicle’s emissions system is not working properly. Learn more about this device to understand how important it is and when to get repairs. Read More

A Primer on Basic Traffic Laws of Arizona

Even if you’ve been driving for years, it’s a good idea to review Arizona traffic laws to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. Rules change. Your circumstances may change. Although we can’t cover all Arizona driving laws here, we can give you a reminder of some that you may have forgotten. Read More

When The Tire Light Goes Off What Should You Check Before Going into the Shop?

Auto manufacturers are utilizing technology to reduce accidents on the road. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) allows drivers to know when the air in the tires is low. When the light comes on, you should be aware that your tires may need service. But before you bring your car into Sun Devil Auto, check a few things to make sure you need our technicians’ help. Read More

Proper Tire Maintenance

As you rocket down the road on the way to your destination, your tires have a lot of control over the quality of your ride. With so much riding on these automotive components, it’s important to take proper care of them. Here are a few regular tire maintenance tips and services to help you get maximum longevity and performance. Read More

How to Check Fluid Levels

Take a look under the hood of your car, and you’ll see an engineering masterpiece that’s the result of a century of automotive innovation. While you can see the components that come together to create your engine, it’s a lot harder to see the liquid elements that make normal operation possible. Read More

How To Drive in the Rain in Arizona

The truth of the matter is that even a little rainfall can make driving more dangerous than usual. Wet roads paired with oily residue require drivers to be more vigilant and careful on the road. Here are some tips for driving in the rain, so you and everyone else can remain safe. Read More

Phoenix to California Road Trip Basics

Are you ready for an interstate road trip? These trips can be a lot of fun, especially if you are going with friends or family. However, such long trips can also take a serious toll on your vehicle. Never depart on a long journey without a thorough road trip checklist. Read More