Providing Automotive Repair Service and Maintenance Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your MPG

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With rising fuel costs and environmental concerns, improving your vehicle’s miles per gallon (MPG) is not only cost-effective but also an eco-friendly choice. Fortunately, there are several simple and effective steps you can take to boost your MPG and reduce your carbon footprint. Keep reading to explore five actionable tips that will help you improve […]

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer Driving

Most drivers understand the dangers that lurk with winter, but summertime has plenty of risks too. It’s the busiest driving time of the year, and with more people on the road, you’re looking at additional hazards. Make sure your car is ready to handle everything summer throws at it by doing these maintenance tasks: Check […]

Preparing Your Car for the Extreme Summer Heat

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Living in Phoenix exposes you and your vehicle to extreme heat. The summer season can be especially problematic for drivers because dry air, hot pavement, and overheating vehicles seem to go hand-in-hand. Use these tips to prepare for the extreme summer heat and avoid a preventable breakdown.

4 Tips for Driving Safely in Extreme Heat

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Driving in the hot summer sun can be enjoyable when you let the top down and find just the right road. There are amazing landscapes across Arizona that you should see, but you must understand how to drive safely in this part of the country. At Thunderbird Auto, we have four simple tips that will help you remain safe on hot roads.

Keeping Sand and Dirt Out of Your Car’s Engine

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Normally, the design of your vehicle’s engine, multiple filters, and the body keep dirt, dust, and sand out of your engine. Even a dust storm can’t force dirt or sand into most cars. However, sand or dirt in the system can cause your vehicle to fail quickly. Use these tips to keep sand and dust out of your car for good and avoid those horror stories you’ve read online. 


Thunderbird Automotive Specialists will be closed on Friday, October 20th.

During this time, our team will be attending the memorial service for our late General Manager, Brock Lohman.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we gather as a Thunderbird Automotive Specialist family to honor Brock’s life and legacy.

We will be back open to serve you on Monday, October 23rd. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.