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Automotive 101: Repair My Car or Start Shopping?

Automotive 101: Repair My Car or Start Shopping?

Automotive 101: Repair My Car or Start Shopping? With tax time just behind us, many of us are either having to pay Uncle Sam or are waiting for that sweet tax return to hit our hands. If you’re planning for a large tax return this year, you probably have big plans for this windfall of money. Lots of times, we think that it may be that perfect time to upgrade from that old car – but is this always the best choice? Costs of New Auto Loans Purchasing a new or new used car can be a very exciting experience. Let’s face it – it’s usually a real thrill to walk onto a car lot, look at all the fancy new gadgets, and imagine a shiny new vehicle parked in your driveway. Once the car “fever” subsides and we come back to reality, what are we really signing up for? Vehicle prices are at an all-time high with the average car payment being around $475 per month. The terms of automotive loans have also increased from 60 month terms up to 84 month terms. While 84 months doesn’t seem ... read more

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Check Engine Light FAQs with Our Mesa Auto Shop

Check Engine Light FAQs with Our Mesa Auto Shop

One of the most dreaded lights to pop up on your vehicle’s dash is the check engine light. For most of us, when this light appears, all we see is dollar signs. You basically have two choices when you see your check engine light. First, you can cut a piece of black tape and cover that little warning light and go on like you never saw it (which we don’t advise), or you can find a local and highly trusted automotive repair shop in Mesa and have them take a look at it to determine what the actual issue is. We want to help you realize that when this dreaded light turns up it doesn’t always means a costly fix, especially if you don’t ignore it. What is the purpose of my check engine light? Your check engine light is a way for your vehicle to warn you that something isn’t right. We all have a pretty good idea how high tech and smart most of the new vehicles on the market are and that they have many computers that are controlling and monitoring just about everything your car is do ... read more

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