We Provide Complete Car Care
BRAKEmax employs 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 a computer reprogramming, BRAKEmax technicians have the tools and expertise to get the job done right!
See below for just some of the services we provide, for nearly all systems of the vehicle – oil changes, brakes, alignments, front-end/suspension work, computer diagnostics and reprogramming and much more!
Wheel Alignment Service
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
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:
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
According to AAA Arizona, 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.
Auto AC Repair
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Auto Glass Replacement
Our expert technicians have training in all types of window repairs and auto glass replacement. Often, we can provide repairs to seal cracks in your windshield. If the damage is too extensive to be repaired, we can completely replace the glass. We have an extensive inventory of auto glass to provide fast and reliable car window repairs.
Complete Service for Your Car
The BRAKEmax Difference
- Southern Arizona’s trusted service solution since 1997
- ASE-Certified Master Technicians
- Commitment to superior Customer Service
- 14 convenient neighborhood locations