You depend on your vehicle every day, and going without it is rarely easy. That’s why one of the most invaluable resources for any driver is a good, reputable, shop for repairs and routine maintenance. Here at Sun Devil Auto, we aim to provide that very resource, offering dealer-quality service to Scottsdale motorists without the dealer-size prices. With a skilled team of ASE-certified technicians at the ready, and cutting-edge technology at our disposal, no automotive challenge is too big – or too small – for us to handle.
Your Full-Service Professionals
When thinking of auto service centers, many drivers tend to think only of repair work. While we happen to be pretty experienced with those types of jobs, much of what we do at Sun Devil Auto is geared more toward maintenance. This helps keep keeping cars and trucks on the road without the need for major or costly fixes. Scheduled maintenance is a major focus for us, as it is widely recognized that one of the best ways to avert potential problems is by replacing and servicing vulnerable components before they fail.
These types of services can range from simple jobs, such as oil changes and filter replacements, to more involved processes, such as suspension and exhaust-system work. Each vehicle comes with a recommended set of intervals of when specific parts should be inspected or changed out, and heeding the manufacturer’s recommendations is usually a good way to spare yourself bigger headaches down the road. For more details on the needs of your particular make and model, please consult your vehicle owner’s manual.
Meet Your Shop Manager
Customers in the Scottsdale, AZ, area have access to a great team of technicians at our East San Victor Drive location, led by manager Tony Sookdeo. Tony’s been around cars and trucks for more than two decades, and he knows what it takes to keep them running at full speed. He was gracious enough to spend a few minutes talking about his time in the industry, how he keeps his staff up to speed on newer vehicles, and the importance of preventative maintenance in the hot Arizona climate.
Question: How did you get your start?
Answer: I started as a general service technician in the transmission industry, then moved to general automotive repair as I developed the right skill set. I wanted more diverse challenges, so automotive repair was the perfect fit.
Q: What’s your favorite auto repair to complete?
A: My favorite repairs are those that go smoothly from start to finish and get the customers back on the road the same day.
Q: What’s your favorite type of vehicle to make repairs on?
A: That would be all vehicles.
Q: What are the qualities a Sun Devil Auto technician possesses?
A: Professionalism, punctuality, knowledge, quality of workmanship, and attitude.
Q: What type of training do your technicians need to complete? What’s included in this training?
A: My technicians are trained in all aspects of automotive repair. They are always updating their training as new vehicle technologies are developed.
Q: What’s the most commonly asked question you get about automotive repair?
A: The most commonly asked question I get for anyone dropping off a car for service is, “How soon can I get the car back?” With our highly qualified technicians, most repairs are done in the same day.
Q: If you could dismiss one myth about automotive maintenance/repair, what would that be?
A: That regular maintenance is not needed. I recommend staying on a maintenance schedule designed for Arizona climate extremes.
Q: What is your favorite part of the job, your favorite part about working for Sun Devil Auto?
A: Meeting new people every day and being part of the Sun Devil Auto family.
Q: What’s the number one tip you would provide to car owners about maintaining their vehicle?
A: Regular maintenance is the key to your vehicle’s health and longevity.
A big thank you to Tony for all his insight today!
Your Bumper-to-Bumper Solution
No matter what the situation is with your car or truck, our experienced professionals are always up to the task. We’re experts in everything from your vehicle’s electronics system right down to the alignment of the wheels. We even provide professional auto glass replacement and window tinting services. Our dedicated windshield installers offer mobile service to most nearby areas free of charge, enabling you to take care of needful repairs without taking valuable time out of your day.
Window tinting services remain as popular as ever in sunny Arizona, and not just for the sake of added style. A good-quality glass film delivers effective filtering of UVA and UVB rays, light that is known to be harmful both for people and for a car’s upholstery. It’s also one of the best ways to keep your interior feeling cooler overall, even on the warmest of summer days. We install only top-flight products by Solar Gard to ensure effective performance and a long lifespan. A trusted brand in window film, Solar Gard solutions are known for their durable attributes, resisting issues commonly seen such as bubbling, discoloration and peeling.
Your First and Only Call
Tony said it best in today’s Q&A: Our goal is to get your vehicle running right, so you can get back on the road with the confidence you’ve been missing. At Sun Devil Auto, our customers are always our top priority, and we remain committed to your satisfaction above all else. We are proud of our Better Business Bureau accreditation and our reputation for excellent service among our customers.
Stop by and see us at 8919 E San Victor Road in Scottsdale today, or set up an appointment from the convenience of your smartphone. Our easy online request form is available 24/7 and takes just a minute to fill out. You can also give us a call during business hours at 480-739-5010 for general maintenance and repair appointments, or dial 480-739-5044 for transmission-related requests. For automotive glass and window tint services, please contact us at 623-552-7471. We look forward to working with you!