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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Keep Your Car Running Well In The Extreme Heat

Keep Your Car Running Well In The Extreme Heat

I am often asked how can drivers keep their cars running well during the extreme hot Phoenix weather? Ask any technician at Fairway Auto Repair and we will tell you that getting your car serviced regularly and keeping your tires rotated goes a long way. Arizona driving does require special help due to our extreme heat with triple-digit temperatures from late May through September. Here is what we do when you bring your car to Fairway Auto Repair: We inspect your tires’ tread and pressure - Over or under-inflated tires increase the risk of losing traction or having a blowout. Typically, tire pressure needs to be adjusted seasonally as hot weather causes the air inside tires to expand and increases the pressure inside the tire. We inspect your battery frequently - While batteries may have guaranteed life time warranties elsewhere, in Arizona the life expectancy of even the best batteries tops out at about three years. Heat is very hard on ba ... read more

Celebrate Your Car’s Milestones!

Celebrate Your Car’s Milestones!

Back in the day, when your car reached 100,000 miles it was used up…inside and out! Today’s cars are designed to keep going and going…as long as you take good care of them! Our goal at Fairway Auto Repair is to keep our customers’ vehicles going as long as they want to keep them! Cars aren’t all that much different than us humans! If you eat right, exercise, take supplements, have regular checks up and get plenty of fluids…they tell us we will feel a lot better and should lead a long and healthy life. Your car is the same way. It needs to be given the right fluids on a regular basis (and exchanged periodically), its charging and cooling systems checked and the brakes and exhaust system kept in good working order. We recommend you have our technicians check all your vehicle’s components periodically to make sure nothing is worn and needing replacement. Today’s cars do go longer between service visits than the previous 3,000 mile ... read more

Six Ways Phoenix Drivers Can Keep Their Car’s Value High!

Six Ways Phoenix Drivers Can Keep Their Car’s Value High!

Many of our customers at Fairway Auto Repair plan to keep their car going until it can’t go another mile. If you are in that category, this article is not necessarily for you. If you do plan to sell your car in the near future, or trade it in someday, read on! I was reading an article by AAA and they estimate that a vehicle's depreciation costs American car owners $3,571 per year, up less than 1 percent from previous years. They went on to give us pointers on how to give our vehicle more value when it is time to part ways! 1. Keep up with regular maintenance. A good technician can always tell if a driver skipped oil changes or other maintenance. When we do a used car inspection at Fairway Auto Repair for our customers prior to purchase, our technician runs tests that can tell if the fluids have been changed or not. Some leasing companies in Phoenix charge lessees for unperformed maintenance. Make sure you keep receipts to prove you have kept current with ... read more

Auto Parts Don’t Last Like They Used To In The Old Days

Auto Parts Don’t Last Like They Used To In The Old Days

Why do parts fail more often than they did in the old days? Parts are made smaller and lighter to help the manufacturers meet the 50.5 MPG mandate by the year 2020. This change is imposed by the government CAFÉ standard (corporate average fuel economy). The car companies are working to increase the technology of cars with turbo charging engines that are smaller; using direct fuel injection; and the start and stop system, just to name a few. Car manufacturers have found it is less expensive to lighten the weight of vehicles instead of creating new technology to meet the CAFÉ standards. The manufacturers are shedding pounds of components whenever and wherever possible! A repair that comes to mind is having to replace an electric window motor? This repair can cost $300 to $800. One reason this part fails more often than they did in older cars is because the part is integrated with the window regulator as one unit and made half the size to in order to save weight and impr ... read more