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 […]

How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

We understand tires can be costly. It is important to make your tires last as long as possible with regular care and maintenance. The lifespan of your tires is influenced by a variety of things, including car type, tire type, driving style, and road conditions. Take a look at ways you can extend the lifespan […]

When Do You Need New Tires?

You want your tires to last as long as possible, but eventually they will wear out. At Thunderbird Auto, we’ve replaced many worn tires over the years, and plan to do so for many more. We wanted to take some time today to talk about a few signs that your tires need to be replaced, […]

Why Are Catalytic Converters Stolen?

vehicles would emit many more pollutants. Catalytic converters are necessary parts of our cars, but they are also popular targets for thieves. Here at Thunderbird Auto, we’ve helped a lot of people repair or re-install their catalytic converters, and wanted to talk today about why thieves like to target them.

How to Tell if Your Mechanic is Being Honest

Unfortunately, mechanics have gained a reputation for being dishonest and doing unnecessary repairs. However, there are honest mechanics who will provide you only with the services you need and provide honest pricing. Here is how you can be certain that you’re dealing with an honest mechanic.

Can You “Summerize” Your Car?

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Most drivers are familiar with having to “winterize” their car. However, most drivers never tend to think about “summerizing” their car. Just like you’d get your car prepared for the cold weather, you can also prepare your car for the sudden hot weather. Check out these ways you can summerize your car and extend its lifespan.