Category Archives: Tempe Auto Repair

What to Include in a Roadside Emergency Kit

What to Include in a Roadside Emergency Kit

If your car ever breaks down and leaves you stranded on the side of the road, rescue may not come for several hours. If you're left sitting in extreme heat or cold, you may become uncomfortable very quickly, especially if you can't start the car. If you have young children or elderly passengers, the extreme temperatures can become deadly. This is why it's very important to have a roadside emergency kit stored in the trunk of your car. This kit should include everything you'll need if you end up stranded on the road. You can purchase some pre-made emergency kits, but these kits don't always come with everything you need. If you're going to put together your own roadside kit, here are some things you should include: A flashlight with extra batteries (a necessity if you break down at night) Jumper cables (at least eight foot; twelve foot cables are best) A first aid kit that should include aspirin, Band-Aids, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, and any over-the-c ... read more

ASE Certified Mechanics - What Is The Value?

ASE Certified Mechanics - What Is The Value?

Like many reputable auto repair shops, Elite Auto Repair features ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified auto repair technicians. Perhaps you've wondered just what that means exactly, and what the value of it is to you, the consumer. Since 1972, the ASE Blue Seal has been the most valued professional credential for the automotive repair and service industry. Getting ASE Certified shows that an auto repair facility isn't satisfied with being just average — they're choosing excellence for their repair shop. In this video, Tony Molla, Vice President of Communications, and Dave Cappert, Executive Director of Electronic Initiatives, explain the many reasons why an auto technician and/or a facility chooses to be certified

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