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Car Care, by the Season

car care by the season

No matter the season, proper car care is essential for keeping your vehicle running smoothly and safely.

What You Should Have in Your Car’s Emergency Kit

vehicle emergency kit

When embarking on a journey across Arizona’s diverse landscapes, ensuring your safety and preparedness should be at the forefront of your mind. At Thunderbird Auto, our top priority is your safety, which is why we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to help you create the ideal emergency kit for your vehicle. Whether you’re traversing scorching desert […]

Car Care for Extreme Heat Conditions

As temperatures soar throughout the summer, it’s important to take extra care of your vehicle to ensure it runs smoothly in extreme heat conditions. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can have a detrimental impact on your car’s performance, battery life, tires, and overall functionality. Here are some valuable car care tips to help you navigate […]

Avoid Overheating Your Engine

The engine is the heart of most vehicles, and it requires proper care and maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Overheating is a common issue that can cause significant damage to the engine and lead to expensive repairs. To prevent this from happening to you, check out these essential tips to help you avoid […]

Protecting Your Car From Summer Driving

As the summer months approach, many of us are gearing up for road trips, beach outings, and family adventures. However, it’s important to remember that the scorching summer heat can take a toll on your vehicle if proper precautions aren’t taken. From overheating engines to worn-out tires, the summer season presents unique challenges for car […]

How Do I Keep My Car Running Longer?

While most of us don’t plan on keeping our cars forever, we do plan on keeping them running for a long time. Without proper maintenance, cars won’t last long. Drivers can extend the lifespan of their vehicle while simultaneously reducing the possibility of mechanical mishaps by doing the following:  Keeping up with Your Car’s Service […]

What Car Noises Can Mean

Have you been hearing noises coming from somewhere in your vehicle? Whether it’s a clunking, thumping, chirping, clicking, or any other kind of sound, it can be pretty anxiety-inducing when your vehicle starts making noises it’s not supposed to. It can be pretty enticing to just ignore the sound and hope everything is ok, but […]

5 Fleet Maintenance Tips

No matter if you have a personal fleet of vehicles or your business has a fleet of vehicles for its operations, keeping them running properly is important. Keeping your fleet well-functioning means staying on top of fleet vehicle maintenance. You can’t avoid every factor that can cause a collision or breakdown, but maintenance can make […]

Weird Car Noises and What They Can Mean

Your car is always giving you feedback, but are you listening? Apart from a car’s usual noises, have you been hearing something additional or unusual? Strange noises can be indicative of many things. It’s hard to pinpoint an exact cause for strange car noises without bringing your car into an auto repair shop. But to […]

Keeping Your Commercial Truck Fleet in Top Shape

Managing and operating a fleet of commercial trucks can be a daunting task, one that can be made easier by working with an experienced commercial auto-mechanic. At Thunderbird Auto, we’ve been servicing commercial fleets for years and wanted to take some time today to go over a few tips you can use to maintain your […]


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.