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Auto Repair Tempe Car Overheating

My Car Is Overheating! What Could Be Wrong? What Do I Do?

updated May 08, 2020

Why is my car overheating?

These are some possible causes if your car is overheating.

  • Improperly Circulating Coolant
  • There’s a Leak
  • A Hose Needs Replacing
  • Internal Debris in Cooling System
  • Malfunctioning Thermos Stat
  • Malfunctioning Cooling Fan
  • Blocked Air Inlet to Radiator
  • Damaged Radiator


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Auto Repair Tempe Alternator

What’s Wrong If My Battery Or Charging System Light Comes On?

updated May 08, 2020

Possible Causes of Automotive Charging System / Battery Problems:

  • Bad Battery
  • Bad Alternator
  • Bad Voltage Regulator
  • Wiring Problem
  • Bad Belt Driving the Alternator
  • Something Placing a Drain on the Electrical System (large or small)


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Tempe Auto Repair Car AC Not Blowing Cold

My Car’s A/C Is Not Cold. What Could be Wrong?

Updated May 08, 2020

Car’s A/C System Not Cold? Here Are Some Possible Problems:

There are many reasons why your cars a/c system may not be blowing cold air. This is a short list of some possible reasons. You will find out what you may be able to do below and also learn the basics of an auto ac system in the video below.

  • Vehicle needs to be recharged
  • There’s a Freon leak
  • The AC compressor may not be engaging
  • The blend doors inside the vehicle may be stuck
  • Blower motor or wiring issue
  • Debris within the sealed system (lines, compressor, condenser, evaporator, dryer, orifice tube)
  • Air inlet blockage to the cooling condenser

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Brake Pad Replacement General Brake Pad Worn Out

How to do a Disc Brake Job the Right Way

updated may 08, 2020

Why do we need another article on how to do a disk brake job? This article will give you the know-how and numerous tips to help you solve common braking issues on today’s vehicles. In this article, I will give you professional advice and technician-accredited tips that we’ve been using at our shop for years.

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Mechanic - Check Engine Light Chandler, AZ

Check Engine Light On in Tempe, AZ?

Every year our cars are getting more powerful, more miles per gallon, and better technology. Under the skin, to give you all this, your car is also getting more complicated. Where old electrical and mechanical systems used to move you, new computer systems are faster and more accurate than ever before.

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David Schultz, owner Elite Auto Repair Tempe

Is My Mechanic Honest?

Considering there are some 800,000 auto mechanics in the US, about one for every 316 cars, it makes sense that most drivers don’t know much about cars. Unfortunately, dishonest mechanics might exploit that inexperience, overcharging for auto repairs or suggesting unnecessary and expensive services, to name a few. How do you know if your mechanic is being honest?

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Ford Heinz Tomato Skins

Ford and Heinz: Car Parts Made Of…Tomatoes?

Yes, you heard that right…the two companies are looking into using tomato fibers for making automobile parts! They’re testing the durability of this idea in relation to car wiring brackets and storage containers. Something like this is obviously very bio-friendly, as it employs tomato skins.

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First Look, First Drive Of The 2015 Lexus NX

The 2015 Lexus NX is a luxury compact crossover and competes with vehicles like Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The design is aggressive and the features are impressive. Although late to the upscale, small SUV party, the Lexus NX is far more than a fancy Toyota RAV4. Rather than typical Lexus plushness, the NX aims to be sporty and engaging. Engines include a new turbo four-cylinder (this is the first ever Turbo from Lexus for the American market) and a hybrid. Let’s take a look…

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Prepare Your Car For Winter

8 Ways To Prepare Your Car For Winter

Here in the Valley Of The Sunwe mainly know “winter time” as simply “not quite as hot as summer”. Winterizing your car might not seem applicable. However, if you live up north, like the Flagstaff area, or you plan to travel in northern Arizona this winter, the following information may be of interest and importance to you. While today’s cars don’t require much extra maintenance to turn on in the coldest months, sometimes even with a remote starter from the warmth of your kitchen, there are still a few things that you can do to make sure that your automobile is in top shape this winter.

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Repair Your Credit With A New Car

You may have been late on a few bills, or life quite literally handed you lemons, and it all seems irrelevant now, until you go to purchase a new car. The only thing stopping you is a stellar credit history and the lack of funds. What’s a desperate person to do? While it may seem appealing to purchase a car from those on-the-corner-lots, the follow-up maintenance and repairs may be more expensive in the long run.

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Our Customers Speak

5.0 rating
September 9, 2020

This shop has great people working here with positive attitudes. The ethical standards are superb and price is reasonable. It is a family owned business and the owner invests in his community both with his time and financially; has strong family and ethical values. The shop is very convenient as it accommodates customers with loaner vehicles at no additional cost. How many other shops do this? You can trust that Elite will do everything they can to resolve your car troubles fairly!

Maribel R.
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August 7, 2020

Great Guys, good service!

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