Our Services

General Services

Whether you have a car that’s been sitting a little too long or a fleet that needs a basic check, Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in the Phoenix, AZ 85053 area can get your vehicle back on the road quickly, and we work with your insurance company to ensure you get the best repair job at a competitive price.

To schedule an appointment or find out more about what we can do for your vehicle, contact us at 602-938-3631.

Our expert auto repair services include:

Domestic General Repair
No matter how carefully you drive, your domestic car will need occasional general repairs. These general repairs may include engine diagnostics and repairs, alignments, brakes, front end and rear end diagnostic services and electronics service and repair. To have your domestic vehicle repaired and maintained, contact Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we have experts who can handle even the most challenging domestic vehicles.

Fleet Maintenance and Repair
As a fleet owner, you have to do all it takes to keep the fleet on the road. When any vehicle is out of service, both revenue and your reputation as a reliable business are at risk. To make sure your fleet of trucks/vehicles is always on the road, partner with a professional auto shop. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we can manage your fleet repairs and maintenance. We make sure servicing is up to date and up to standards. We handle all aspects of fleet repairs and maintenance.

Import General Repair
Import vehicles can be an economical or stylish alternative to domestic cars. Obviously, they will require general repairs at some point. Additonally, maintenance and repair of these vehicles requires knowledge and tools not possessed by many auto shops. If you have issues with your import vehicle, contact or visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today for professional import general repairs. We have the expertise required to get your vehicle running like new again.

Off-Road Vehicle Repairs
An off-road vehicle (also known as an off-highway vehicle) is a vehicle capable of driving on and off paved roads. An off-road vehicle can comfortably use any type of road. These vehicles are characterized by large tires. When an off-road vehicle develops problems, it should be serviced by a shop that has experience in off-road repair. For expert off-road vehicle repairs, contact or visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Car & Truck Care

Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053 is a full-service preventative maintenance and auto repair center, providing comprehensive car care services for your domestic or import vehicle to keep it running at full power. For questions, contact us at 602-938-3631 or send us an email, and our experts will help determine what needs to be done.

Our basic auto maintenance services include:

Oil, Lube, and Filter
To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated. Your car needs an oil, lube, and filter change every three months (or 3,000 miles). When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053.

Undercar Services

Rely on Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053 to provide quality care for your vehicle’s undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 602-938-3631 for more information.

To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we provide undercar services that include:

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer’s specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles – this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car’s alignment, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists.

Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-lock brakes prevent wheel lock-up when rapidly decelerating by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. With this system, the wheels are able to maintain traction with the road while braking. Failure of the anti-lock brakes could lead to an increase in the risks of multiple vehicle crashes and run-off road crashes. To avoid this, have your anti-lock brake system checked and repaired by experts. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS – keeping you safe.

Brakes
A brake is a mechanical device for slowing or stopping a vehicle (usually by means of friction). In short, a brake inhibits your car’s motion. It lets you stop the car whenever and wherever you choose. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle. Without them, you would not be able to stop the car. If your vehicle’s brakes are having issues, consider having them worked on. Brake experts at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists can work on your car’s brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.

Chassis
A chassis is the car’s internal framework that supports the body and other parts like the wheels, engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A weak or damaged chassis will translate to a weak car. To have a strong and properly working vehicle, have your car’s chassis checked for defects. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.

Exhaust
In a motor vehicle, an exhaust system is a piping used to guide exhaust fumes away from the engine – usually to the rear of the vehicle. A properly functioning exhaust system not only sounds better, it is better – for you, your car, and the environment. Thunderbird Automotive Specialists has expert technicians to service your car’s exhaust system.

Custom Exhaust
A motor vehicle exhaust system is piping used to guide exhaust gasses away from the engine to the outdoors. Although the exhaust system’s main purpose is to guide exhaust gases from the engine to the outdoors, it can be modified to increase engine power, reduce pollution, and reduce noise. To achieve this, you need to invest in a custom-made exhaust system.

At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053, we can create a custom-made stainless steel exhaust for your vehicle. We specialize in custom performance exhaust systems, stainless steel mufflers, mufflers, exhaust kits, racing mufflers, and exhaust accessories for a huge and diverse range of vehicles: customized cars, standard road cars, classic cars, kit cars, 4×4’s, imports, and racecars.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car’s driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Tires
As tires get older, they lose traction and deteriorate from the inside out, increasing the likelihood of a tire bursting. This can cause a rapid loss of control of your vehicle. To have a better performing vehicle, you need to make sure the tires are in good condition. For all your tire needs, contact Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Shocks
Shocks (or shock absorbers) are mechanical devices designed to smooth out rough roads. The devices do this by converting kinetic energy to another form of energy. Properly working shocks reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks develop problems, driving on poorly leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning. To have your vehicle’s shocks diagnosed and repaired, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Brakes

At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we want our Phoenix customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don’t hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 602-938-3631, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Thunderbird Automotive Specialists offers.

Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you’ll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it’s too late and you’re ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.

Resurface Rotors
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle’s wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a “like-new” condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Thunderbird Automotive Specialists will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliber problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Thunderbird Automotive Specialists as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don’t need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.

Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists about when it’s time for a brake fluid flush.

Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don’t stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

Tires

Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don’t have a good grip on the pavement.

As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.

We offer these services to help you prolong the life of your tires.

 

We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle’s performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel’s rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.

Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.

We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.

Engine & Transmission

Heavy Duty Services: Engine Overhaul & Replacement

For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Thunderbird Automotive Specialists! Our expert services are ideal whether you have a late model import or newer domestic vehicle. And because we guarantee the work we perform, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality engine overhaul and replacement services in the Phoenix, AZ 85053 area.

Our heavy duty services include:

Engine Maintenance
Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part’s lifespan. Like other auto parts, car engines aren’t built to last forever. However, you can increase the engine’s lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular engine maintenance for your vehicle. To have your engine maintained by experts, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists.

Engine Replacement
The engine converts energy into useful mechanical motion. This amazing machine is what keeps your vehicle moving. Although generally reliable, a car engine is susceptible to damage and breakdown. When this happens, do not sit and stress over it. Take action. Take the vehicle to a mechanic for an engine replacement. Bring it to Thunderbird Automotive Specialists. Visit us at 3502 W Thunderbird Rd for quality engine replacement services.

Timing Belt
A timing belt is a part of your car’s internal combustion engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft rotation so that the engine valves open and close at the correct timings. Also, the belt prevents the piston from striking the valves in an interference engine. Most cars we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, you need to have your car’s timing belt checked regularly. To have it checked by experts, contact Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Cylinder Block
A cylinder block is the powerhouse for the motor vehicle. The solid cast car part houses the cylinders and their components (gaskets, valves, and seals) inside a lubricated and cooled crankcase. Since it is one of the most important parts of your car, the block is designed to be extremely strong and sturdy. Although strong and sturdy, the block is susceptible to failure resulting in a vehicle that won’t start. Cracked blocks, porous blocks, core plug, or freeze plug failure are some of the problems facing cylinder blocks. Call [PHONE} to talk to the mechanics of Thunderbird Automotive Specialists about your cylinder block problems.

Cylinder Head
A cylinder head is the closed end of a cylinder (located in a car’s engine block). It sits above the cylinder block, closing the top of the cylinder and forming the combustion chamber. The cylinder head coordinates airflow in and out of the engine. Since the cylinder head’s chief function is to seal the cylinders properly, insufficient compression results in the car being difficult to drive. To have your cylinder head checked and repaired, talk to Thunderbird Automotive Specialists’s cylinder head repair and reconditioning specialists today.

Engine Maintenance

ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Engine maintenance is vital to keep your car or truck operating at peak performance. It also impacts the longevity of your vehicle’s engine. Trust the experts at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists to help you protect your investment. Call us at 602-938-3631 or visit our shop in Phoenix 85053.

These are some of the engine maintenance services we offer.

Fuel Injection
Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle’s fuel injection system is maintained properly. For all your fuel injection maintenance and replacement needs, call 602-938-3631 or visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Ignition
An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car. For all your ignition system maintenance and replacement needs, call or visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Ignition Wires & Cables
Ignition cables also known as spark plug wires are an important part of your car’s ignition system. They transfer the spark from the ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the mixture of fuel and air. The mixture starts the engine. Over time, ignition wires and cables get weak and break down. This makes it impossible for the spark to reach the engine cylinders. This results in the engine misfiring. The car will eventually fail to start. If it does start, it will run poorly. Common symptoms of faulty ignition cables and wires are: poor gas mileage, engine misfires, engine light is on, and engine may vibrate. If your car needs new ignition cables and wires, call or visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053. Here, you will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.

Spark Plugs
A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven’t been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 602-938-3631 or visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Transmission Services

Transmission Repair Services

From manual to automatic transmission repair, Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053 knows how to fix the problem. Our knowledgeable auto experts will diagnose the situation and help you make a decision. Leave the dirty work to us!

Our competitively priced transmission services include:

Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmissions shift between gears automatically to optimize driving, and changes gears based on the driver’s throttle pedal, vehicle speed, engine speed, and vehicle load. Typical automatic transmissions have 4-5 forward gear ratios, a Reverse, Park, and Neutral gear. Shifting gears occur automatically once the car is in Drive and there is no need for a clutch pedal or gear shift like there is in a Manual Transmission. Automatic transmission repair is complicated based on all the components that make it up, and you need to have any automatic transmission issues properly assessed by auto mechanics. Call 602-938-3631 to talk to the mechanics of Thunderbird Automotive Specialists about your transmission problems.

Clutches
There are clutches in both automatic and manual transmission cars, and different types of clutches. When shifting gears, the clutch engages and disengages from the flywheel and transfers the torque through the transmission. Clutches should help your vehicle start and shift gears smoothly. The clutch in your car receives a lot of wear and can eventually wear out. If your clutch begins slipping irregularly or is making noises that are raising suspicion, contact Thunderbird Automotive Specialists to see if clutch replacement is necessary.

Four-Wheel Drive Transmission
A four-wheel (4×4) drive vehicle has differential gears, both front and rear axles, and a transfer case attached to the transmission. Four-wheel drive vehicles demand maintenance on the transfer case, front differentials, rear differentials, and transmission fluids. Visit us on 3502 W Thunderbird Rd for service on your four-wheel drive transmission services.

Front-Wheel Drive Transmission
If your vehicle has Front-wheel drive, the engine drives the front wheels only. The power is routed through the transmission to the final drive where it is split and sent to the two front wheels through the drive axles. The engine, transmission, and additional hardware is all located in the front of the car. If you are in need, Thunderbird Automotive Specialists of Phoenix, AZ will gladly repair front-wheel drive transmission vehicles.

Manual Transmission
Driving a vehicle with a Manual Transmission requires using the clutch pedal and gear shift to manually shift gears based on the speed of the vehicle. Manual transmissions have been built with anywhere from two to eight gears. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manual transmissions. Typically, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatic transmissions. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, our auto mechanics can diagnose your vehicle and then recommend the transmission repair or transmission service you need to ensure safety and improve the lifetime of your vehicle.

Heating & Cooling Services

Auto A/C & Heating Services

If the breeze from those open windows just isn’t cutting it, come by our shop in Phoenix, AZ 85053 to get an expert opinion on what we can do to fix your auto A/C or heating problems. We offer affordable prices and guaranteed workmanship. Contact us at 602-938-3631, so we can help you drive in comfort.

Why maintaining your AC System is very important:
Heating and A/C systems may break eventually with usage, hose pipes may clog and drip if not serviced, causing reduced efficiency heating and cooling capabilities. Regular maintenance will keep your AC system operating at peak performance!

Indications your A/C system may be having issues:

  • If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior air
  • Air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and mold
  • Your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside
  • The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate
  • Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary
  • Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air
  • Low airflow even at the highest fan setting.

A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:

  • Examining the internal controls and blower
  • Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat
  • Inspecting the compressor belt
  • Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages.
  • A cooling system pressure test
  • Verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
  • Measuring the interior vent air temperature

Our repair and maintenance services include:

Air Conditioning
Have you been sweltering in your vehicle lately? Perhaps your car’s air conditioner isn’t functioning properly. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists we have qualified service professionals who can fix your air conditioner. To have an air conditioning system serviced, repaired, or replaced by experts consider visiting Thunderbird Automotive Specialists. You can also call us at 602-938-3631 with any questions relating to your vehicle’s air conditioner.

Belts
A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car’s engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle’s fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Thunderbird Automotive Specialists for all your vehicle’s repair needs.

You not only have to get the belts replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the belts replaced by auto cooling and heating experts – and get your car driving right – visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today. The mechanics at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists will thoroughly inspect your car’s belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.

Radiators
Radiators are heat exchangers for cooling your car’s internal combustion engine. A radiator cools the engine by circulating an engine coolant through the engine block – it then loses the heat to the atmosphere through radiation. A radiator has a set of tubes through which the engine coolant flows. Fins surround these tubes. When the radiator fails, the excess heat produced by the engine could damage the engine components. To prevent this from happening, have your radiator serviced regularly. To have your radiator needs handled by experts, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Electrical Services

Auto Electrical Repair & Maintenance

Have a dead battery? Misfiring starter or alternator? For all of your auto electrical repair and maintenance needs, come to Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053. We service your vehicle with care, providing a high level of workmanship you can trust.

Our auto electrical repair and maintenance services include:

Batteries
The battery supplies electric energy which powers the ignition system, the starter motor, and the lights of an automotive. If you need to jump-start your vehicle in the morning, your battery is failing. When a battery starts deteriorating, it can either be replaced or repaired – this will depend on the severity of the damage. If you are having issues with your car battery, contact Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ. We provide a convenient battery testing and replacement service to get you back on the road. Battery replacement, charging, installation, testing, and recycling – we handle it all.

Starters
A starter is a motor (electric, hydraulic or pneumatic) that rotates the internal combustion engine to initiate the engine’s operation. Starters are important parts of your car’s engine and their failure would translate to your car’s failure. When your car’s starter develops problems, seek expert help. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we have experts who can handle all your starter needs to get you back on the road – quickly. Visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Electronic Services

Auto Electronics Repair

Don’t neglect your vehicle’s electronic systems – trust our experts to repair your vehicle properly the first time around! A poor driving experience can often be related to a malfunctioning computer or driving controls. Come to Thunderbird Automotive Specialists to ensure your vehicle is in top driving condition.

Our electronic services include:

Computer
Today, car manufacturers include at least one computer in motor vehicles. This computer’s main function is to monitor and adjust engine and transmission operations. The computer receives input information from different sensors. The computer controls spark plugs, idle speed, and fuel injectors so as to get you the best possible car performance. Failure of the car computer will greatly affect the things it controls. To get the most out of your car’s computer, have it evaluated regularly for updates and proper operation. If it is already failing, have it repaired or replaced. To have your car’s computer handled by experts, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053 today.

Diagnostics
Mechanics at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists are able to diagnose all the electronic parts in your car. For expert diagnostics services on your car’s electronic devices, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Drivability
Drivability is the degree of smoothness and steadiness of your car’s acceleration. Most modern cars are fitted with on-board computers that continuously check the readings from various sensors. In case of drivability problems, you will receive a warning message on your car’s dashboard. To have your car diagnosed for drivability issues, visit Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053 today. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we have the necessary tools, training, and technology to diagnose and address your car’s drivability issues.

Engine Controls
Basically, an engine control system is an on-board computer in your car. Like all computers, the engine controls are composed of hardware and software. Automotive engine control systems are responsible for regulating exhaust emissions, and providing increased fuel economy. To get the best out of your car’s incredibly powerful technology, make sure engine controls are working properly. To check if your car’s engine controls are working properly, call Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today.

Miscellaneous Services

Miscellaneous Auto Services

For whatever else may pose a threat to your vehicle’s road performance, our knowledgeable auto specialists provide a number of other miscellaneous auto services. And because our work is guaranteed, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best workmanship possible. Let us know how we can help you! Contact us at 602-938-3631 to set up an appointment for additional quality auto services.

Our miscellaneous auto services include:

Most Extended Warranties Accepted
An extended warranty (also known as a service contract) can provide peace of mind to most car buyers. The warranty (or service contract) kicks in after the usual manufacturer warranty has expired. An extended warranty covers major breakdowns and evens out the cost of repairs. Unfortunately, not all auto repair shops accept extended warranties. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053, we accept most extended warranties. We let you use the service contract to save on auto repair costs.

After-Hours Drop Off
Sometimes auto repair needs arise long after most auto repair shops have closed (most auto repair shops close at 6 pm). With after-hours drop off services, you leave your car at the mechanics shop for repair even if the shop has closed. You simply fill out an envelope, put in your keys, and drop it in a drop box. The auto shop will only contact you when your car is ready or when they need additional information. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we value your convenience and that is why we offer after-hours drop off services. A completed Drop-Off Form will help the mechanic diagnose any problems. Even if we have closed, you just drop-off your vehicle at our shop and our mechanics will work on it and contact you when it is ready.

Free Local Pickup and Delivery with Repairs By Appointment
In certain circumstances, auto shops offer pickup and delivery services. This is whereby the auto shop picks up the vehicle at your work place or home, works on it, and delivers it after it is fully repaired and serviced. This saves you time and money. The p/u and delivery service can be either free or paid for. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we offer free local pickup and delivery whereby we routinely pick up your car from your home or workplace. We want to make the task of having that car repaired/serviced as stress free as possible. This service is subject to appointment.

Free Local Shuttle Service with Repairs By Appointment
When you drop your car at our garage for repair and servicing, you don’t always have the time to wait until we’ve finished servicing your car. To get your busy life going on, we offer free local shuttle services. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists in Phoenix, AZ 85053, we offer free local shuttle services to our customers. This service allows you to conveniently go back to your day’s routine as we work on your vehicle – you don’t have to wait at the shop. This service is by appointment.

Fuel Efficiency
The experts at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists can inspect your vehicle and perform services that can help it operate at peak performance and help improve fuel efficiency and overall fuel economy. These inspections and services may include items such as:

  • Change engine oil, using the recommended grade of motor oil
  • Check and change your air filter
  • Inspect and, if necessary, replace a clogged fuel filter
  • Adjust tire pressure to manufacturer-recommended specs
  • Inspect/clean the intake system
  • Inspect/replace emissions components and/or a faulty oxygen sensor
  • Inspect brakes for proper adjustment
  • Inspect power steering system and perform a steering alignment, if necessary
  • Align front suspension
  • Clean or replace dirty or malfunctioning fuel injectors
  • Inspect/replace spark plugs and spark plug wires
  • Check exhaust for clogged catalytic converter
  • Examine the exhaust gas recirculation system

Pre-Purchase Inspections
Are you planning to buy a new car? Don’t take chances. Be confident about the car you are buying. Have pre-purchase inspections performed on the vehicle. Pre-purchase inspections involve examining the car’s condition to ensure it is worth buying. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we have pre-purchase inspection experts – mechanics who will scrutinize any car, make, and model and allow you to make an informed decision. Pre-purchase inspections will definitely give you peace of mind when you buy your next used car.

Pre-Trip Inspection
A pre-trip check up can make the difference between a safe trip and one that ends in a tragedy. The inspection aims at looking for possible defects and potential mechanical problems that could cause disaster. Before embarking on a trip you should make sure your car is fully inspected for safety. You can rely on the experts at Thunderbird Automotive Specialists. We have pre-trip inspection experts who are able to conduct safety inspections on any car, make, and model. Our experts are dedicated to ensuring you have a safe trip. Simply drop by or give us a call at 602-938-3631.

Towing

Thunderbird Automotive Specialists Towing Services

Dealing with a car that just won’t start up due to weather, collision, or electrical issues? With just one call, our towing specialists will be there to take the vehicle back to our shop for repair services. You’ll appreciate our affordable towing services and our guarantee that your vehicle makes it back to our shop safely. For fast towing services, contact us at 602-938-3631.

Our towing services include:

Towing to Our Shop
Auto breakdowns are often unavoidable – this is regardless of how new your car is or how carefully you drive. When your car breaks down, the best option is to have it towed to a professional auto repair shop for repairs. This way, you can be back on the road as quickly as possible. To have your broken down vehicle towed to a quality auto shop for repairs, contact Thunderbird Automotive Specialists today. At Thunderbird Automotive Specialists, we have a ‘towing to shop only’ service whereby we tow your disabled car to our auto shop for repair.