Auto Services in Tucson, AZ
We Provide Complete Car Care and Auto Repair Services
Are you looking for a Tucson auto mechanic you can count on for all your auto repair needs? Look no further than the BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers team.
We employ top-notch ASE Master Technicians and expert tire associates to perform nearly any service on your vehicle. Whether it’s something as simple as an air filter replacement or something as complex as computer reprogramming, BRAKEmax technicians have the tools and expertise to get the job done right!
Our dedicated and experienced service team will take care of your vehicle’s needs while providing a level of customer service that you won’t find anywhere else.
What Kind of Complete Car Care Does BRAKEmax Provide?
We strive to be your one-stop auto repair shop. When you need an expert auto mechanic, you can rely on the BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers team. We provide repair and maintenance services for nearly all vehicle systems.
At BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers, we want to help keep every system in your vehicle running its best. Here is a more in-depth breakdown of some of the most common auto repair services we provide:
Has your check engine light recently come on? Is your engine not running as smoothly as it used to? Is it time for an engine tune-up? Our expert technicians can take care of it. We can diagnose any engine problems and perform the necessary repairs to keep your engine running optimally.
It’s important to note that you should never ignore a check engine light! Continuing to drive your vehicle can turn a small issue into a serious and much more costly engine problem.
If you’re looking for a transmission shop, bring your vehicle to your nearest BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers location. Whether your vehicle has an automatic, manual, or continuously variable transmission (CVT), we’ve got you covered.
The automatic transmission is the most complicated mechanical system in today’s vehicles. It contains electric, mechanical, and hydraulic systems and sensitive computer controls that all work together to generate the power needed to drive the wheels. With so many moving parts, maintenance and repairs will sometimes be required.
One auto repair task that cannot be ignored is brake repair. Your and your passengers’ safety depends on the system’s ability to stop your vehicle properly and prevent a crash. Your brake pads, rotors, drums, and shoes should be in optimal condition.
So, if you hear squealing or grinding noises when braking, your brake warning light illuminates on the dashboard, your brake pedal feels different, or the vehicle pulls to one side when braking, bring it to a BRAKEmax Tire & Service Center. We’ll expertly diagnose your brake system and perform the necessary repairs.
AC System Service & Repair
If you need a vehicle air conditioning (AC) repair or service, our factory-trained professionals are here to help. Our team is well-versed in all aspects of auto AC systems, from the computerized components to the proper disposal of used AC fluids.
Today’s vehicles have fairly complex AC systems, with new improvements in vehicle climate control being made frequently. That’s why leaving AC service and repair to the professionals is so important. We’re your expert local solution for everything related to your vehicle’s AC system.
Without regular maintenance, vehicle AC systems lose about 5% of their original efficiency each year. Don’t wait until your system starts to blow warm air; keep your vehicle’s AC in top condition with regular services from the experts here at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers.
The radiator plays a vital role in eliminating excess heat from within your engine. If the radiator is not functioning properly, the engine can quickly overheat, compromising vehicle performance and potentially causing major engine damage. If ignored for too long, even a small radiator leak can escalate a minor problem into a major one.
If your radiator is damaged or not working properly, bring your vehicle to your nearest BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers location. Our technicians can perform radiator repair services at each of our convenient Tucson-area locations.
Water Pump Repair & Replacement
The water pump is another critical component that helps prevent your engine from overheating, and it is the “heart” of your vehicle’s cooling system. However, like anything else, a water pump will rarely last forever. Like a radiator, a faulty water pump can cause engine overheating and further costly engine damage.
Bring your vehicle to our nearest service center location if it’s overheating or you have noticed a coolant leak. Our technicians can repair or replace your cooling system and get your vehicle safely back on the road.
Power Steering Service & Repair
Hydraulic power steering systems allow vehicles to be steered with far less force than manual systems in older vehicles. Today’s high-traction tires make turning without a power steering system almost impossible. The system’s steering components, such as the rack, pinion, or gearbox, effectively turn the wheels using hydraulic power. You rely on this system to do the work for you every time you turn your steering wheel.
However, your vehicle’s power steering fluid accumulates deposits, debris, and other contaminants over time due to usage. We recommend replacing the old dirty fluid with a power steering fluid flush every 50,000–75,000 miles.
Whether you need a power steering fluid flush or a component repair, our expert technicians have got it covered!
CV Joint, Axle, & Boot Repair & Replacement
A variety of load-bearing components connect the wheels to one another and the wheels to the transmission. The axles connect each pair of your vehicle’s front and back wheels. The axles act as a central shaft, holding the wheels in place relative to each other and the vehicle’s body. The CV joints are then located at the ends of each drive shaft and are protected by plastic or “boots.”
Due to their function and location, it’s not uncommon for the joints and boots to wear out over time. Sometimes, even an axle can become damaged. When it comes to these components, you can count on our experienced and professional team to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive. We can thoroughly inspect your vehicle’s CV joints, boots, and axles and perform any necessary repairs or replacements.
Hose & Belt Replacements
Hoses and belts typically have the shortest lifespan of all your vehicle’s components and equipment. Even though these components are vital to proper system operations, they can fray, crack, or leak due to constant heat, chemicals, and vibration exposure. If these parts are not promptly replaced when needed, they can significantly hinder your vehicle’s performance or even cause much bigger, more expensive problems.
Simply inspecting the appearance of the belts and hoses is not enough. Here at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers, you can be certain that our diligent ASE-certified technicians will ensure that nothing important is missed. We’ll thoroughly inspect your vehicle’s hoses and belts and let you know if there is an issue and whether any need to be replaced.
Signs That You May Need Auto Repair
Knowing which red flags to look for when your vehicle is not running right can help ensure that a small issue doesn’t become bigger and more costly.
Here are some warning signs that your vehicle may be having a problem:
- A change in the way the engine starts or how the vehicle feels when driving, turning, accelerating, or braking
- Strange sounds coming from your engine or wheels
- Unusual odors coming from the engine or the interior cabin
- Fluid leaks beneath the vehicle (that are not water)
- A sudden decrease in your vehicle’s fuel mileage
If you experience any of the above, take your vehicle to the nearest BRAKEmax Tire & Service Center location ASAP. Our expert technicians can quickly determine the source of the issue and perform the necessary service to restore your vehicle’s performance.
Expert Diagnostic Services to Pinpoint the Issue
Did your vehicle’s check engine light come on, but you’re unsure what the issue is? Our technicians can help!
We can connect a professional diagnostic scanner to your vehicle’s onboard computerized diagnostic system when you bring it to one of our convenient locations. This will provide the repair codes that have caused the check engine light to come on, allowing the technician to pinpoint the exact issue. This will determine which auto repair service is needed to return your vehicle to the road safely and reliably.
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Wheel Alignment Shop
BRAKEmax technicians are ASE certified and provide wheel alignment services to ensure that your vehicle meets the manufacturer’s specifications. Taking care of this vital service will ensure that your tires last as long as the rubber holds.
Check Engine Light Service Tucson, AZ
Your Check Engine Light (CEL) warns you that your vehicle’s computer found a malfunctioning component in your emission control system. You may see “check engine,” “service engine soon,” or “check powertrain.” Or, the light may show an engine picture, perhaps with the word “Check.” To determine the actual problem, we use an electronic scan tool or a diagnostic computer to retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). Some common issues that turn on the check engine light include:
Tire Replacement Service in Tucson, AZ
BRAKEmax is Tucson’s top choice for tire services and repairs including tire rotations and wheel balancing. Our ASE-certified technicians use state-of-the-art tire equipment to efficiently and safely repair or replace your tires at a reasonable price.
Tire Repair Tucson, AZ
BRAKEmax associates are trained to follow the proper tire repair techniques set by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Some of these guidelines include an inner seal for the tire and a plug-fill for the tire injury (meaning, a simple plug is not sufficient), disallowing repairs to the sidewall of a tire, or tire repairs that overlap on the inner liner.
Brake Repair & Brake Pad Replacement Shops
We recommend having your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles or if you suspect any problems at all. Here at BRAKEmax, we offer a FREE brake check at all of our Tucson locations. We also check your brakes with every oil change if requested or during a tire rotation. Everyone’s brakes wear differently depending on the way they drive and their driving conditions, so how often a driver needs a brake service will vary.
Oil Change Service
Due to Tucson’s severe weather, we recommend replacing your engine oil and filter every 3,000 miles or 3 months – whichever comes first.
Car Battery Service in Tucson, AZ
A battery in Arizona lasts, on average, 22 months. Due to severe heat conditions for most of the year, batteries and other components simply don’t last as long here as they might in other parts of the country.
Car AC Repair in Tucson, AZ
Is your air conditioning system blowing hot air? If so, it needs to be inspected by a qualified professional. You can cause damage to an air conditioning system, which isn’t blowing cold by engaging the compressor or merely ‘topping off’ the refrigerant. There are a number of factors that can cause an ac system to work inefficiently or improperly – some mechanical, some chemical. To get to the root problem, schedule an auto ac repair.
Cooling System Service & Radiator Flush
Coolant (also known as antifreeze or radiator fluid) prevents cars from overheating by keeping engine temperatures stable, as well as lubricating the water pump. Due to Arizona’s severe heat, the recommendations for a cooling system service for cars in our state differs from the rest of the country. It is recommended that you change your engine coolant every 24 months or whenever your manufacturer recommends it. It is important to your vehicle’s cooling system’s health and helps to prolong your engine’s life.
Radiator Repair & Replacement
The primary reason for an overheating car is a low coolant condition. This can be caused by many things, such as a leak in the hoses or radiator, or lack of maintenance on the coolant itself. As the coolant breaks down, it’s boiling point (the temperature at which it boils) drops. This means that its ability to help dissipate heat is compromised. Poor maintenance of the cooling system may result in a radiator replacement.
Auto Water Pump Repair
Leaking from the ‘weep hole’ or excessive operating noise are strong indicators that your water pump is on its way out. If your vehicle is exhibiting any of these signs, auto water pump repair may be needed. The technicians at BRAKEmax have the experience and knowledge to fix your water pump.
Steering & Suspension Services
The steering and suspension in your car ensures that your rides are smooth and comfortable. This system is key to making sure your vehicle does not bounce on the road and veer from side to side. It’s important to inspect and maintain all of the components of the system including shocks, struts, front end and chassis parts.
Power Steering & Fluid Flush Services
Eventually, all cars that are used regularly will develop some sort of power steering concern. Whether it is a leak from the pump, lines or rack, or some other failure, these can be problematic and must be resolved quickly. If you suspect that there is an issue, contact us today about our power steering services.
Car Maintenance Service & Check-ups
Getting regular car checkups can help prevent expensive breakdowns and repairs. BRAKEmax provides car maintenance service at all of its locations. We provide maintenance service at key milestones (30k, 60k, etc.) and any time you feel that an inspection is needed.
ADAS Calibration Services
One technology that now comes standard in many newer model vehicles is the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS. This system helps keep you safe on the road, alerts you of issues that may cause an accident, and helps prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Each component of this system is precisely calibrated to the manufacturer’s specifications for proper functioning.
Complete Service for Your Car
- Uber Inspections in Tucson, AZ
- Transmission Repair Service & Fluid Flush
- Headlight Restoration in Tucson, AZ
- Fuel Injection Cleaning Service
- Front End Repair & Front End Alignment
- Differential Service
- CV Boot Repairs & CV Axle Replacement
- Car Belts & Hoses Replacement
- Auto Repair Services in Tucson, AZ
The BRAKEmax Difference
- Southern Arizona’s trusted auto service company since 1997
- ASE-Certified Master Technicians
- Commitment to superior Customer Service
- 15 convenient neighborhood locations
- Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6pm; Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm, CLOSED on Sunday