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Should You Choose an Independent Auto Repair Shop or the Dealer for Your Car?

When you purchase a new car or truck, you’re likely taking your vehicle into the dealer for routine maintenance and anything that may need repair covered by your factory warranty. Yet, when your warranty expires do you need to continue taking your vehicle to the dealer? Here are some reasons why you should consider taking your vehicle to an independent auto repair shop, such as Sun Devil Auto, for all your automotive needs.

Convenient Locations

Sun Devil Auto has many convenient valley locations to serve you.  Anywhere throughout the Phoenix area, there’s a Sun Devil Auto near you!

Extended Hours

Sun Devil Auto offers extended hours from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is open all day on Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. We offer appointment scheduling to work around your schedule, and walk-ins are always welcome. If you experience issues with your car or truck after hours, we offer a special drop box that ensures your vehicle will receive the attention it requires once we open our doors.


You may assume that you’re sacrificing quality by choosing independent auto repair shops, but instead, you are actually receiving the same or better quality than a dealership. Sun Devil Auto possesses the same, up-to-date diagnostic equipment (in most cases) as dealerships and offers Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or equivalent.


When it comes to your vehicle, you might not trust just anyone to be under the hood. You need someone who is considered an expert in their field. Just like dealerships, Sun Devil Auto also employs experienced, knowledgeable ASE Certified technicians. In order to become ASE Certified, technicians are required to go through rigorous testing and provide proof of work experience. You’ll feel at ease knowing your vehicle is in good hands with an experienced, certified technician.


Sun Devil Auto is able to maintain competitive pricing by offering our services at a much lower labor rate than a dealership. We then pass on those savings to our customers. Why pay more for the same or better automotive repair and maintenance?

Our goal at Sun Devil Auto is to make every customer’s experience a pleasant one. We offer free towing, with major repairs*, and a complimentary shuttle to your home or office for your convenience. In our waiting areas, you’ll find a clean, comfortable environment with complimentary coffee, up-to-date magazines, and free Wi-Fi (at most locations). We genuinely care for our customers and enjoy getting to know them on a personal level. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and are prepared to go the extra mile for you.

Sun Devil Auto is truly Your Alternative to the Dealership. For the same level of quality or better auto service at a better price, why choose the dealer when you can choose Sun Devil Auto?

*$350.00 or more service