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!

CV Joints, Axles, and Drivetrain

Taking a look under the hood of your vehicle can be intimidating considering all the various parts, components, hoses, and belts that reside among the engine and transmission. When it comes to the fundamental functions of your vehicle, basic knowledge can help you recognize potential problems before you wind up on the side of the road standing next to an immobile car or truck. Read More

Routine Car Maintenance Schedule Based on Engine Mileage

Keeping your car maintained and in peak condition is a must. With so much conflicting information, including what can be found on the internet it’s easy to get confused or mislead on what kind of maintenance your vehicle requires and how often. How do you know what’s accurate in order to extend the life of your vehicle without performing any “unnecessary” maintenance? Read More

How To Check If Your Tires Are Summer Ready

The weather has finally started to warm up, which means that the summer season will be here before you know it. No matter if you plan on staying in the area this season, or if you’re gearing up for a road trip, Sun Devil Auto is here to help you determine whether your vehicle’s tires are ready for the open road. Read More

Signs It's Time for a Fuel System Cleaning & Why It's Good Preventative Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your fuel system helps to catch common issues, such as faulty sensors or buildup on components. Buildup can degrade components and cause them to stop working or lead to clogging that prevents the system from operating properly. A cleaning can help make your vehicle run smoother and more efficiently. If you are unsure of when to schedule a cleaning, just talk to your Sun Devil Auto Service Writer to develop a maintenance plan that includes a fuel system cleaning. Read More

Use Your Tax Refund to Keep Your Car in Tip-Top Shape

Tax season is here once again, and you might be anticipating a sizable check from the IRS. If you are wondering what you should spend your windfall of cash on, we suggest vehicle maintenance. Here at Sun Devil Auto, we’d like to offer our tips on keeping your vehicle performing at its best and save you money in the long run. Read More

How You Are Shortening the Life of Your Brakes

The brakes are a critical component on any vehicle. You should take your vehicle to an experienced technician to look at your brakes and replace any worn-out parts as necessary. However, there is a lot you can do on your own to make sure you get the most out of the braking system. Stop in for a free brake inspection or schedule an appointment at the shop nearest you today. Read More

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