Full auto repair and tires from the Tucson car care experts.

Car repair and maintenance service done right.

BRAKEmax has all of the services you need to keep your vehicle in top condition. Whether you need basic services like oil changes and brake repair, or more challenging mechanical services like transmission repair or car AC repair, one stop at BRAKEmax gets it done. 

More than brakes: Complete car care.

We’ve been serving the auto repair needs of southern Arizona residents and businesses since 1997. Our ASE Master Technicians have the expertise to service nearly every system in your vehicle. You can turn to BRAKEmax for everything from check engine light service and wheel alignment, to front-end repair and transmission repair. We also offer a range of mileage maintenance packages, hybrid auto service, auto glass replacement, and much more. 

Need new tires fast? We’ve got you covered.

Tire problems can’t wait—when you need a tire shop that can safely and efficiently replace or repair your tires at a price you can afford, call Tucson’s tire experts at BRAKEmax first. Our tire services include tire rotation, wheel balancing, and tire repair, and we regularly offer great deals and discounts that help you save money while keeping your car safely running. Our manufacturer-trained tire technicians will help you find the right tires for your specific needs at a price you can afford without sacrificing quality and safety.

Customer service you can count on, every time.

You can always count on BRAKEmax for excellent, professional service. Because we are not part of a national chain—and each of our managers are partners with equity ownership—we have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that every customer has the best possible experience. 

All of our locations have the state-of-the-art equipment, certified technicians, and quality standards this designation requires. BRAKEmax also offers several Green Locations that have met the environmentally friendly business practice guidelines.

Whichever BRAKEmax location you choose, you’ll find a clean, comfortable waiting area, plus an office area where you can use our customer phone or charge your laptop or phone. We’re also glad to provide free customer shuttle service to your home or workplace.

Free written estimates before work begins.

You’ll never be unpleasantly surprised by the costs of our repairs. Every customer receives a detailed written estimate for all repairs before any work gets underway. You can even take advantage of our convenient online car repair quote, which will give you an idea of what your repair may cost before you come in for an inspection and a final, written estimate.

Extended warranties for your peace of mind.

BRAKEmax offers an affordable warranty for 36 months or 36,000 miles on auto repairs we’ve performed. Extend the life of your vehicle and save on major repairs, and get a 12-month roadside assistance benefit at no extra cost to you.

More ways to save.

Every week, you’ll find coupons on a variety of tires and auto repairs and services on our website. Just show them on your phone or print out your coupons to use at any BRAKEmax location. These great deals include savings on:

Keep your fleet in top condition.

BRAKEmax offers fleet service and repair programs that help your business stay up and running on the road. Our fleet repair experts are ready to meet the needs of commercial customers through a fleet maintenance company, private account, or large-scale commercial account.

Via the Goodyear National Account and Firestone National Account programs, we accept a wide range of fleet cards, including Element Fleet Management, Enterprise Fleet Management, GE Capital Fleet Services, and many more. BRAKEmax also offers commercial account service at each of our locations, with commercial account representatives available to help you replace your existing program or use our accounts to work with your current program.

BRAKEmax credit cards—be prepared for unexpected repairs.

Some types of car trouble happen without any warning, which can put a sudden strain on your household budget. To help make sure our customers can quickly take care of auto repairs, we’ve partnered with financial providers to offer BRAKEmax credit cards and other financing options, including:

  • The exclusive BRAKEmax VIP CFNA credit card, which offers a dedicated line of credit for car repairs, no annual fee, low monthly payments, and a simple application process.
  • The Goodyear credit card, just for tire specials and six-month special financing. Benefits include eligibility for double rebates on Goodyear Tire purchases, no annual fee, low monthly payment, and no interest if paid in full within six months (minimum monthly payments required).
  • The Synchrony Bank CarCareONE card, with no interest if paid in full within six months when you purchase $199 or more.

Request your BRAKEmax appointment now.

Don’t have time to request an appointment until after hours? That’s no problem—request an appointment anytime online. Just choose the location that’s most convenient for you, provide a few details, and we’ll get back in touch to schedule a specific appointment time. 

FAQs

Do I have to have my car serviced by the dealer to protect my warranty?

You do not have to have maintenance done at the dealership in order to keep your warranty intact. You have the legal right to have your vehicle serviced or repaired by any auto repair company, since a dealer cannot deny warranty coverage if repairs or maintenance was performed by someone else. At BRAKEmax, our trained experts provide the highest level of service and quality that meets or exceeds the service of any dealership, and can provide all of your scheduled car maintenance.

What is preventive maintenance?

Regular preventive maintenance services are important for keeping your vehicle in good repair and helping you avoid potential problems. At BRAKEmax, you can get maintenance service at any of our locations. Our ASE-certified technicians have the training and experience to perform all of your scheduled maintenance either at certain mileage milestones or whenever you feel you need to have your vehicle inspected.

Depending upon whether you choose our 15,000-, 30,000-, or 60,000-mile service package, our scheduled maintenance packages include services such as:

  • Lube, oil, and filter change
  • Check and fill fluid levels
  • Replace air filter
  • Check wiper blades
  • Brake inspection
  • Check battery and charging system
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Check differential
  • Check charging system
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Complete courtesy check

What should I do when my “check engine” light is on?

Check engine lights (CELs) may come on in response to a minor issue or something more urgent, so it shouldn’t be ignored. The light is triggered by the computer in your car when a sensor reports some type of value that is out of a preset range. At BRAKEmax, our technicians can quickly identify the specific problem with a diagnostic computer or electronic scanning tool. Remember, even if someone can read the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for you, the code only indicates where a fault was measured but not exactly what has gone wrong. Schedule an appointment with us to have your vehicle inspected and the problem resolved.

How often should I get a tune-up?

Rather than use the tune-up schedules of the past—when cars’ systems weren’t computerized—today’s vehicles should be serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. At BRAKEmax, we offer maintenance service packages at 15,000, 30,000, or 60,000 miles, or the mileage benchmark your car’s maker recommends. Of course, anytime you see signs of problems or your check engine light comes on, get in touch with us for an initial estimate or to book an appointment.

How often should I have my brakes serviced?

To keep your brakes in top condition and your vehicle operating safely, we recommend having your brakes checked every six months or 6,000 miles. In between those milestones, watch for these signs that it’s time for brake service:

  • Squealing, thumping or grinding sounds
  • Yellow puddles of brake fluid
  • Less resistance in the pedal when braking
  • More distance needed to come to a complete stop
  • Pulling to one side when braking
  • Vibration in the pedal when braking

Our ASE-certified technicians provide premium brake service that includes:

  • Visual inspection of the brake friction and hydraulic system
  • Resurface rotors and/or drums where applicable
  • Replacement of premium-grade brake pads and/or shoes
  • Check and repack wheel bearings if applicable

BRAKEmax regularly offers great savings on brake repair services. Check our coupons page, then print your coupon or bring it in on your phone.

How often should I have my oil changed?

Having your oil and filter changed is one of the easiest but most important ways you can keep your car on the road. Since Arizona’s harsh temperatures can take a toll on your engine, we recommend replacing your oil and filter every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. We offer fast oil change services at all BRAKEmax locations, and use high-quality Valvoline products, including:

  • Valvoline Premium Conventional synthetic blend for extra protection in severe driving conditions
  • Valvoline Synthetic Blend cleans and protects high-mileage engines
  • Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil is clean and clear, with fewer impurities than crude oil

Our complete conventional oil change service includes lubrication of your vehicle’s chassis and new oil filter installation, with free tire rotation available upon request. Be sure to check the money-saving specials on oil changes and fluids on our oil change coupons page.

Where is the best place to go for oil changes?

A quick Google search for an “oil change near me” doesn’t tell you which place is best for an oil change—it only tells you which one has done a good job of getting its website to show up first. Although an oil change is one of the simpler auto services, offered by repair shops, dealers, and others, the right place is one you can trust. Sometimes, a low price may come with hidden charges, so be sure to ask for an estimate when you make your appointment. Also be aware that you may be told you need additional products or services after the technician has gotten under your car. Again, choose someone you can trust to have your best interests in mind.

How can I tell if it’s time for new tires?

Inspect your tires regularly. Look for signs of damage and wear, including:
  • Cracks in the sidewalls
  • Embedded objects
  • Tread wear
  • Bulges, blisters and other weak spots

If you see any of these signs, or are feeling more vibration than usual when driving, it’s time for a tire shop appointment. BRAKEmax offers all of the tire services and repairs you need, from tire rotation to wheel balancing. We also have great deals on quality tires, plus financing options when you use your BRAKEmax VIP CFNA credit card or Goodyear credit card.

Does BRAKEmax offer any type of extended warranty program?

Yes! We have an affordable extended warranty for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, on repairs that we have performed. Our warranty also includes a 12-month roadside assistance benefit at no extra charge. If you currently have an extended warranty, we’re glad to work directly with your extended warranty company to get authorization to service your vehicle.

What benefits does BRAKEmax have for businesses?

We know how important it is to our commercial customers to keep their fleets on the road. Our commercial account representatives are available to work with or replace your existing program. These are just some of the benefits we offer our commercial customers:

  • A single point of contact to streamline service
  • Standardized process for work authorization and accountability
  • Preventive maintenance schedules/fleet service and repair
  • Citywide coverage for convenient service

BRAKEmax also has a standardized, nationwide warranty program available to our commercial account holders, as well as customized fleet cards available on request.

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