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!

Store Spotlight: Become Part of the Sun Devil Auto Family in Glendale

At Sun Devil Auto, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality and trustworthy service to our Arizona customers. We want to see you back on the road quickly, safely, and in the most cost-effective way. Our service centers are unique, and we like to spotlight each one, so you can become familiar with the people working on your car. The awesome manager at our W. Bell Road location is John Erickson. Read More

How Does the Car A/C System Work?

If you are like most motorists, you probably don’t think much about the details of your vehicle’s cooling system. When something goes wrong, however, a damaged air conditioner can be impossible to ignore. While you may choose to leave repairs to a qualified mechanic, you should have some basic understanding of your vehicle’s air conditioning system. Read More

Should I Consider Buying a Used Transmission?

Your car’s transmission is an essential component that is responsible for shifting gears in your vehicle. This requires routine maintenance and a regular infusion of transmission fluid, but sometimes, you will simply need to replace the part entirely. Fortunately, when you schedule an appointment with Sun Devil Auto, we will do anything to provide you with peace of mind you deserve. Read More

What Are Lug Nuts?

It’s easy to lose track of the bits and pieces that go into your vehicle – what they do, how to keep them maintained, what to watch out for and so on. Lug nuts sometimes slip beneath notice for drivers focusing on more central components. Read More

10 Must-Have Car Accessories Under $25

There’s more to the quality of your ride than the car itself. Whether for comfort, convenience or safety, there are plenty of cool car accessories that enhance the experience for both you and your passengers. If you’re hunting for “car accessories near me,” keep an eye out for some of these items for yourself or as a gift. Read More

We Only Use the Best: Valvoline Oil

To keep your vehicle in fine condition, you need to get regular oil changes. When you get these done at one of our many Sun Devil Auto locations in the state of Arizona, you know you are only getting the best because we use high-quality Valvoline oil. Read More

Store Spotlight: Fountain Hills

At Sun Devil Auto, we have been meeting the needs of vehicle owners in Arizona for years.Take a moment to get to know Fountain Hills service center manager, Gina Conlan. Read More

Winter Emergency Car Kit

One of the best ways to ensure you’re safe on the road during even the coldest winter expedition is building a winter emergency car kit to keep inside your vehicle at all times. This is a simple, proactive move that could literally save your life one day, and something that everyone can do on even the tightest budget. Read More

10 Road Trip Essentials

Tap into your wanderlust and take a road trip. It’s a great way to take in everything at your own pace with your friends or loved ones. Before you gas up your car and hit the open road, make sure you have all the road trip essentials to make your trip a breeze. Read More