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Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us


  • -Mark I.

    Great service and prices that were very fair. I appreciate the friendly people that work there too.


  • -Jennifer G.

    Super honest, friendly staff. Nice family business. Got the job done right.


  • -Patty W.

    Thank you for your professionalism and honesty. We have had so many vehicle ups and downs this year, and you have always been there for us.


  • -Lissy L.

    Great place for all your vehicle repair needs with attention to detail, without the trying to sell you service you don't need, but an honest recommendation of how to keep your vehicle running at best performance to last. Won't go anywhere else!


  • -Alton T.

    My name is Al Thead and I have been taking my cars to Quality Lube n Tune for going on four years now. In that time I have had four vehicles and they serviced them all providing incredible work. I go here because they are trustworthy and honest people and I like to do business with them. Their $21 oil change is nearly impossible to beat even if doing it myself. Enjoy the service and the people!


  • -Kelly J.

    Great mechanic/s. Great manager... knows his business! I will NEVER take my car anywhere else!!


  • -Kim C.

    The staff is friendly and upfront. Being a girl- more often than not car places try to take advantage, but these guys were straight forward and didn't try to sell me every service under the sun. Waited a bit because they were busy but it was worth it!


  • -Lindesy S.

    We got great service on a major repair on our truck. When the part that the vender sent was faulty they took no time to remove it, get us a warrantied part, and have us back on the road in a timely. Would recommend to anyone!


  • -Brandon M.

    These guys could have charged me for something but came back in and said we didn't need to. It's nice to trust the people working on your car.


  • -Mark I.

    Great service and prices that were very fair. I appreciate the friendly people that work there too.

Call us for service: 520-572-4644

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