Service Used Cars PHOENIX AZ

Car Need a Tune Up?

From time to time, every car on the road requires a tune up. Phoenix AZ residents are in luck because Magic Auto provides the utmost service at the most reasonable prices when it comes to tuning up a car to restore performance and fuel economy.

To begin with, a properly maintained car that is serviced regularly simply runs better and lasts longer than a car that is not cared for properly. Drivers that want to keep their car running smoothly and comfortably need to take caution to bring it in to a qualified technician for regular maintenance. This is particularly true when it comes to engine tune-ups, because after all, the engine is key to the operation of a vehicle. In addition to preserving the health of the automobile, regular engine tune-ups can help with fuel economy. An engine that is tuned up regularly consumes less gas, and will end up saving the driver money in the long run.

Moreover, drivers who rely on Magic Auto always know what they are getting. The technicians at Magic Auto operate under the philosophy that the customer should always be informed before the work is performed. This goes for the most routine maintenance tasks as well as specialized service. Even with something as simple as a regular tune up, the technicians at Magic Auto provide customers with a comprehensive explanation of the service as well as insight as to any potential problems that may arise with the automobile.

One thing for drivers to keep in mind is that car dealerships are expensive when it comes to getting an engine tune up. Drivers can save significantly by bringing their autos into Magic Auto, where the service is top notch, but much more affordable than that provided at a dealership.

When drivers bring their cars into Magic Auto for an engine tune up, here is some of what they can expect the technicians to do:

  1. Replace the Air Filter. With gas prices always on the rise, it is important to optimize a car’s fuel economy, and replacing the air filter is one of the best ways of doing this. Every time a car is tuned up at Magic Auto, a technician will inspect the air filter and replace it if needed.
  2. Examine the Engine. The engine is really the heart of an automobile, and unless it is running efficiently and properly, the car simply will not perform at its peak. Every time a car is tuned up at Magic Auto, an experienced technician will examine the engine to ensure that all of the belts, hoses and wires are in good condition. If any problems are noted, the technician will inform the driver before making expensive repairs.
  3. Check Ignition Timing. When the timing is out on the ignition, a car will simply not run at peak performance. Moreover, poor timing causes decreased fuel economy. A tune up at Magic Auto includes checking the timing and making any adjustments that may be required.
  4. Clean the Fuel Injection Mechanism. Fuel injection systems seem to gather dirt and grime rather easily. And unless they are cleaned routinely, the car will not run properly. Every car that is tuned up at Magic Auto undergoes a fuel injection system cleaning. On older automobiles that operate with a carburetor instead of a fuel injection system, a technician will instead examine the carburetor to ensure it doesn’t need adjusting.
  5. Replace Spark Plugs. Changing the spark plugs is a simple practice that can greatly enhance a car’s performance. When a technician changes the spark plugs, drivers can count on improved fuel economy and a smoother running engine.
  6. Check and Change Fluids. Every car has a variety of fluids that must be clean and full for the car to operate at its best. An Magic Auto technician checks each of these fluids every time he tunes up a car.

Drivers who neglect to tune up their car regularly pay the consequences. This is too bad, as it is much easier to take a car in for a tune up on a regular basis than it is to deal with a car that is not running properly. Valley residents who need a tune up in Phoenix, AZ need only to remember that Magic Auto is their source.

Changing Your Oil is a lot easier than Changing Your Engine

Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, and not changing it can result in very costly problems down the road.

You have certainly heard how important it is that you regularly take your car in for an oil change - Phoenix, AZ is home to Magic Auto, which would like to stress just how critical it is that you keep a watchful eye on your car’s oil. Doing so is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to preserve your automobile’s health. And while it may seem like a simple and routine task, all too many people fail to take their cars in for an oil change. Phoenix, AZ residents would be wise to get routine oil changes.

Almost everybody knows that a car’s oil should be changed every 3,000 miles or so, and at least a substantial number of people follow this rule. But Magic Auto would like drivers to know more than just that they should worry about when to change oil. Phoenix AZ technicians at Magic Auto would like to explain to drivers how to change their oil. Magic Auto is firmly committed to the philosophy that drivers should know as much as possible about their cars. From this knowledge, drivers will be better equipped to give their car the attention it needs to drive optimally and last longer.

As far as a car’s oil is concerned, cars simply run better on clean oil. And in addition to making a car run better changing the oil regularly will prolong the life of the engine. In fact, with how well cars are built these days, staying on top of oil changes and other important maintenance steps can help a car to last just about indefinitely.

Drivers have two options when it comes to oil changes: They can perform the oil change personally, or they can take their car to Magic Auto to have the service performed. The benefits to bringing the car into Magic Auto are extensive. First off, leaving maintenance work to the professionals is inexpensive and efficient. In only a little bit of time, the technicians at Magic Auto can perform the oil change and return the car to the driver. Also, when leaving the oil change to Magic Auto, drivers do not have to worry about disposing of the oil. Finally, it is always a good idea to have a technician periodically look over a car to check for problems, and Magic Auto technicians do this with every oil change.

But for those who enjoy getting under the hood of their car, performing an oil change can be an easy way to do so. Drivers who are interested in performing their oil change should follow these steps:

  1. Take the car for a drive to warm up the oil
  2. Find a flat spot to park the car, keep the car in gear and set the emergency brake.
  3. Use blocks behind the tires to ensure the car is stable.
  4. Use a jack to raise the front end of the car and set it on jack stands.
  5. Locate the oil pan and loosen the nut located on the bottom of the pan. Do not remove this nut all the way – only loosen it a little to prevent the oil from spilling everywhere.
  6. Place the drain pan under the oil pan and remove the nut all of the way. Allow all of the oil to drain into the pan – this will take a couple of minutes.
  7. Locate the oil filter and use the oil filter wrench to remove it carefully. Take caution here because the oil inside the filter will be hot.
  8. Remove the oil cap from under the hood of the car.
  9. If you have time, allow the oil to drain completely for 30 minutes or so.
  10. Coat the seal on the new oil filter with oil and secure the new filter to the car
  11. Put a new seal on the drain plug and replace the plug into the pan.
  12. Remove the drip pan from underneath the car.
  13. Dispose of the old oil properly.
  14. Using a funnel, fill the engine with new oil.
  15. Replace the oil cap and start the engine.
  16. Use the dipstick to make sure the oil level is appropriate.

Drivers should bear in mind that while they can take these steps to change their oil personally, it is almost always easier to leave this task to the technicians at Magic Auto.


Put simply, it makes little sense to do your own oil change. Phoenix, AZ residents in particular would not be economical to change their own oil becauseMagic Auto provides the utmost level of service for a more than reason

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