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What is the Right Oil for My Vehicle?

What is the Right Oil for My Vehicle

Choosing the right engine oil for your vehicle is essential for its performance, longevity, and overall well-being. Engine oil lubricates and protects the internal components of your engine, ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently. However, with various types and viscosities of motor oil available, selecting the right one can be confusing. Here is what you […]

How Often to Replace Your Tires

How Often to Replace Your Tires

Tires are a crucial component of your vehicle, responsible for the safety and performance of your car on the road. Over time, they wear down due to regular use, road conditions, and weather, which can affect their grip, handling, and overall safety. Knowing when to replace your tires is essential for maintaining a safe and […]

Why Your Vehicle’s AC Might Not Be Cooling Properly

Are you tired of feeling uncomfortable in the hot Arizona heat due to a malfunctioning vehicle air conditioning system? Whether you’re dealing with a hot and humid summer or just need to cool off after a long day, a broken AC system can make your driving experience unpleasant. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! […]

Is Your Fleet Being Properly Maintained?

Owning a business is a lot of responsibility. If you manage a fleet of vehicles, keeping them properly maintained is essential. When you take a preventative approach to maintenance, you’ll always save time and money in the long run. At Thunderbird Auto, we have been maintaining commercial fleets for years and wanted to share some […]

Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

Winter is nearly here. It’s getting colder, most of the leaves have already fallen, and stores are starting to put up their holiday decorations. All of the signs that winter is just around the corner. There are a lot of things you have to prepare for the changing of the seasons – your home, your […]

Pros and Cons of Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil has long been a popular choice amongst motorists, and many people choose to switch from conventional motor oil to synthetic oil. At Thunderbird Auto, we’ve worked on lots of different makes and models, and have a deep understanding and knowledge of what oil is right for practically any kind of vehicle. We wanted […]

Do I Need New Tires?

If you are like most drivers, you seldom think about your tires until something goes wrong with them. The fact that tires are so often overlooked is unfortunate, considering how important they are to our vehicles. Over time, tires will wear out, and you will need to replace them. However, there are instances when tires […]

Why an Experienced Tech Can Keep Your Car Running Longer

Buying a new car is expensive and typically something that most people want to put off as long as possible. The best way to do this is to prolong the life of your current vehicle, and the best way to do that is to work with an experienced vehicle maintenance technician. At Thunderbird Auto, our […]

Are Manufacturer’s Maintenance Recommendations Important?

Are you a driver who puts off car maintenance and repairs until it’s too late? This can be causing your vehicle to deteriorate at a faster rate. To ensure that your vehicle lasts for many years, make sure that you’re following the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations. Aren’t sure if these recommendations matter or if they’re reliable? […]

Do I Need New Brakes?

Brakes are one of the most important elements of your car. Over time, this important component will wear down and become unsafe. But how do you know when it’s time to have them replaced? Unlike services that are largely odometer-driven, such as an oil change, the need for brake replacement can vary depending on different […]


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.