Most Common Auto Repairs in Phoenix

Sun Devil Auto Expert, published on 10/26/2015

The extreme heat in Phoenix can lead to a lot of wear and tear on your vehicle, but Sun Devil Auto knows how to take care of your car in our dry climate. Here’s a look at three common repairs your vehicle may need due to Arizona’s weather.  

1. Brakes

Brakes are a vital part of your car’s functionality, so it’s important to take care of them. Have your brakes inspected if you hear or feel any of these signs:

  • Spongy feeling
  • Squealing or grinding
  • Vibrating
  • Pulling the car to one side while braking

2. Water Pump

The water pump works hard keeping your cooling system running, and since it runs so often, it can wear down. Also, if it is not properly pressurized, deposits can accumulate which can damage the seals. Have your system checked regularly and the coolant replaced every 30,000 – 50,000 miles.

3. Air Conditioner

There’s no doubt that your air conditioner gets used in Arizona, especially the one in your car; when it starts to fail, you want it fixed fast. It’s a good idea to have your A/C checked annually; springtime is ideal so that it will be ready for the heat of summer. If the air just doesn’t seem to be getting as chilly as it once did, or if it seems to be taking longer than usual to cool down, you may need to have it serviced.

The dry Arizona air can be rough on your car’s parts, but staying on top of scheduled maintenance can help take care of them over the long term.