Does Your Car Need a Tune-up & Why Its Needed

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You will get benefits from performing a regularly scheduled tune-up on your vehicle. Tune-ups are one of the best ways to maintain original performance and provide fuel efficiency. In fact, we find that fixing a car that is badly out of tune can give a noticeable boost to both engine performance and fuel economy.  Plus, vehicles running in top shape today prevents/lessens costly repairs down the road.

Choose the right shop for your Car Tune Up

Quality TuneUps for All Brands of Autos in Mesa AZ

When your vehicle is in need of maintenance, how do you know which repair facility to choose?  Many auto repair shops cannot be trusted and are known for ripping women and unsuspecting victims off? You work hard, and the last thing you need is to take your car in for a service and found out that the parts were replaced with cheap imitation parts, or that you were charged a shocking amount for a tune up

Here is what you should lookout for so you know you are working with the right repair shop when it comes to maintenance and tune-ups.

Friendly Approachable Staff

Have you ever gotten your vehicle fixed and no one at the repair shop seems to want to talk to you? Our approach to auto repair is COMPLETELY different. Our guys believe that having a personal relationship with customers is crucial to growing a business in Phoenix.

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Our mechanics listen to customers’ concerns with cost, car or truck engine issues, and will show you first-hand how we can help your car run better, and save you money.

Our shop is a little hard to get to due to light rail construction on Main Street, Mesa; however, we have a number of auto bays and several certified mechanics on staff- READY to get the work done. We will minimize your wait time and get your vehicle repaired so you can do more fun things than get your car fixed!

Working on Every Year/Make/Model Vehicles

What good is a local auto shop with one bay and a mechanic who can only work on Fords, luxury vehicles or only trucks? When our skilled technicians are performing a car and truck tune-ups it doesn’t matter if it is an RV, Cadillac, Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, a 69 Chevy, or a thirty year old pick-up truck. We know all types of vehicles; have the right parts for them, and the expensive machine to run the proper diagnostics to check them.

OEM Approved Auto Parts

One of the signs of a great car shop is the quality of parts being used. (Don’t even be afraid to ask your mechanics what type of parts are being used.) The best shops will only use OEM-approved parts that were specifically designed to match the parts that come on that car or truck when it was built. Too many shops use inferior parts purchased from overseas manufacturers which don’t last or t fit properly. It doesn’t make sense to pay money for a tune-up to have to be back at the shop to get the repair done again a few months down the road. Choose a shop that uses quality parts so the job is right the first time, saving you money and time. 

What’s included in our Tune-Up Deal:

Our tune-up/maintenance service focuses on inspecting the filters, draining and changing fluids, monitoring the electrical system, checking the brake system, and making sure the engine is tuned perfectly. However, we do more than just a tune-up that the typical or big brand shop will do! We check your entire car to make sure everything is running correctly as well as fixing what needs to be done.  Our Mesa car and truck mechanics have decades of training and experience – and are constantly working to further their education so that they can spot potential issues on your car so we make the repairs before they become a roadside emergency.

If you want to eliminate all these concerns, call or stop by All Brands Auto today and one of our friendly sales associates will schedule your appointment for a free estimate on any car or truck repair needed. We have an advanced tune-up service package starting from $42.50!!  Not only will you get a fantastic deal but you will see how committed our entire team is to providing exceptional customer service and making any repairs on your car in a timely manner at the lowest possible cost to you.

Contact us now to set up an appointment for an All Brands Auto Tune Up!

All Oil Changes Are Not Created Equal


Why is a quality oil change so important for your car or truck?

Most (if not all) vehicle owners know that they should get regular oil changes on their car or truck, but do you really know why a good oil change is so important?

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Engine oil has chemical and physical properties that help it to lubricate and protect the internal parts of car’s motor. It literally helps keep everything running smoothly. It works to keep the engine cool and creates a seal between some of the internal parts like pistons and cylinder walls.

Think of how hot your car gets when it’s been running for a while. If you ever have had your car overheat, you understand the heat generated by a running car is off the charts. Now, imagine your engine oil being subjected to that heat day in and day out! Oil is not indestructible. Eventually, the engine oil breaks down and will no longer be able to protect and lubricate your engine like it first did.

Going for excessively long periods without changing your oil can result in a loss of volume. So, if your car is supposed to have 5 quarts of oil in it and it loses 2 quarts and they are not replaced, you will severely damage your car’s motor due to increased friction or heat. Catastrophic failure is imminent.

Old engine oil is also bad for your car or truck since oil helps cool the engine. Heat is the enemy of a car engine!  The excessive heat caused by less oil will cause wear on engine parts and can result in the motor seizing. This means the motor has gotten too hot and the crankshaft can no longer turn inside the engine. Some of the other parts may have actually melded together creating a scenario where the engine no longer can function.

Other Reasons to Change Your Engine’s Oil Regularly

Contaminants and dirt can get inside the motor. Changing the oil removes contaminants along with the old, worn out oil. Dirt can clog the flow of oil in the motor and can cause excessive friction between the moving parts.

Regular oil changes improve gas mileage in your vehicle. Old engine oil causes more friction in the motor which consumes more fuel.

Trusted Service and Dependability

Now you know why you should get your oil changed regularly. Let’s talk about why those regular oil changes should be done at All Brands Auto in Mesa.

All oil changes are not the same. Yes, you can go to one of those quick “lube and go” places, but you get what you pay for when doing so.

Typically, these quick oil changes facilities use sub-par brands of oil and often do not replace your engine oil with the correct weight oil recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. You can void the warranty in newer cars if you do not replace engine oil with the weight specified by the manufacturer. There’s only one smart choice for oil changes in Mesa and All Brands Auto Repair is it.

All vehicles that come into our shop for oil change services receive the correct weight oil for their vehicle. In addition, we use synthetic oil.

What’s the big deal with synthetic oil?

Synthetic oil is more durable than regular motor oil. For one, it lasts much longer than conventional oil. It is better suited to keeping the engine cool. It also performs better in vehicles where the driver does a lot of stop-and-go traveling with short trips. Synthetic is not as sluggish in winter weather so it warms up faster than conventional and starts lubricating the motor sooner than the conventional would be able to in colder weather. Overall, synthetic oil changes save you money.

Our Oil changes are suggested to occur at  5k-7.5k intervals or 6 months, whichever happens first.

More Reasons to Use All Brands Auto in Mesa for your car or trucks Oil Change

Our oil changes go beyond fluid and filter changes. Our technicians will check the other fluids in your car and address any low levels. Your tire pressure is checked and your tires are inspected for any potential issues like dry rot and tire wear. We also perform safety inspections to identify any item of concern before it becomes a problem. All findings are reported back to the customer with recommendations.

We can scan your vehicles for any check engine codes and address any dashboard warning lights that may be on such as ABS or traction control lights.

Don’t let our “off the beaten path” location scare you! We guarantee you will not find a more reliable or trustworthy auto repair shop for in the Mesa area. Call us today to schedule an appointment and let us show you why we are the best for oil changes and all types of car and truck repairs!

How to Know When You Have a Radiator Leak


Think you have a problem with your radiator?

Radiator-Car-Problems-AllBrandsAuto-AZIf your radiator has a leak, coolant will accumulate under your car when it’s parked. Usually the leak will be at its worst right after a drive, when the radiator gets hot, cracks in the welds or hoses expand, allowing fluid to seep out. Check under the front of your car for accumulated green or orange liquid to determine if you have a leak.

Most modern cars also have sensors to determine when your radiator fluid is low. Once enough fluid leaks out, your “check engine” light will come on. When that happens, take your car to a mechanic and have them diagnose the “check engine” code. If it’s due to low coolant levels, your radiator probably has a leak.

Check Your  Hoses

Your radiator is connected to your engine with rubber hoses. The hoses are fastened to the radiator with metal ties. Over time, the fasteners can become loose due to engine heat and vibrations. Use a wrench to tighten up the hoses and see if that fixes your problem.

Heat can also cause the hoses to crack over time. If your radiator leak is coming from a cracked hose, it’s best to replace the hose entirely. Patches can temporarily fix the problem, but the leak will most likely come back until you install a new hose.

Check Your Car or Truck Radiator Welds

The welds throughout your radiator are another common place for cracks to develop. If your hoses are tight and undamaged, your leak is most likely coming from a crack in one of the welds.

Start by checking the welds around the radiator inlet and outlet, the places where the hoses connect. Those are the areas most likely to crack due to engine vibrations. Use a flashlight and look closely for accumulated fluid on the metal. Even tiny pinholes which are hard to see will let fluid seep out. If you don’t find any cracks there, move on to the welds along the edges of your radiator.

Don’t Put off Fixing the Problem

If you find any cracks in the welds, you need to have your radiator repaired or replaced as soon as possible! Avoid getting stranded on the side of the road by taking care of the issue as soon as it arises.

No matter how slow your radiator leak is, it’s important to fix the problem immediately. Even the smallest cracks can suddenly expand while you’re driving. If that happens, all of your coolant will leak out and cause your car to overheat.

Depending on how severe the cracks are, a mechanic may be able to patch the holes for you. If not, you’ll have to replace the whole radiator with a new unit. Please contact here if you have questions or want us to give you a free diagnosis of your car or truck’s radiator