Full-Service Auto Repair & Maintenance In Glendale, AZ
Searching for “mechanic near me”? Look no further. You can trust the ASE-certified auto repair technicians at Wilhelm Automotive in Glendale. We can meet all your car repair and maintenance needs. At all of our Wilhelm Automotive locations, we provide service that goes beyond the standard of other auto shops to make sure your vehicle is running its best.
Expert Auto Services To Keep You On The Road
We’re your one-stop auto repair and tire shop in Glendale. Our car repair and maintenance services include everything you need to keep every system in your vehicle in optimal condition: tires and wheel services, oil changes, brake services, auto AC repair, battery service, and more.
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Tire and Wheel Services
Whether you need new tires, tire repairs, or other wheel services, our ASE-certified technicians can help. Regular maintenance of your tires helps maintain your vehicle’s safety and fuel efficiency and will help you get more life from your tires. Our Glendale tire services include:
- Flat repair
- Tire rotation
- Wheel balancing
- Tire pressure check
If it’s time for new tires, we’re your #1 source in Glendale. Our expert tire technicians can recommend the type and size of tire that’s best for your vehicle and budget without compromising performance and safety.
Oil Change Service
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to protect your engine is to regularly have your oil and filter changed. Our oil change service in Glendale includes high-quality oil and filter replacement to optimize your vehicle’s performance, as well as a thorough inspection to ensure your vehicle is in optimal condition.
Your best bet is to follow your vehicle’s manufacturer recommendations on how often to change your oil and oil filter. But if you’re unsure of how frequently to get an oil change done, our expert technicians can help determine the oil change schedule that’s right for your car or truck.
Brake Repair and Service
It’s critical to have your brakes regularly serviced. When searching for auto shops, make sure your brake repair and service is done by ASE-certified mechanics, like the ones here at Wilhelm Automotive in Glendale. We perform all the brake services needed to keep your vehicle running safely, including brake inspections, brake repair, and replacement.
Car AC Repair and Service
Living or working in Glendale, you know how sweltering summer temperatures can get. When your car AC isn’t blowing cold, you can’t wait long to get it repaired. Here at Wilhelm Automotive, we offer a complete range of AC services.
Our expert technicians will check your vent temperature, pressure in your AC system, and inspect the system for any leaks.
Book Your Glendale Auto Service Appointment Today
We proudly serve the auto repair needs of vehicle owners throughout the area.
Schedule an appointment at your convenient Glendale Wilhelm Automotive location online today.
Do I have to have my car serviced at the dealership to protect my warranty?
No, you do not have to have preventative maintenance done at the dealership to keep your warranty intact. You can have your car expertly serviced at one of our auto repair locations without worrying about the dealer denying your warranty coverage. Dealers and manufacturers legally cannot deny warranty coverage if maintenance or repairs are performed elsewhere.
At Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires, our expert technicians provide the highest level of service that meets or exceeds the service of any dealership. We can provide all of your scheduled car maintenance. Schedule your appointment today at any one of our convenient locations.
How often do I need to have my oil changed?
This is one of the most common questions we hear when it comes to auto repair and maintenance. The most precise answer is to follow your vehicle’s manufacturer-recommended oil change schedule. This usually ranges between 3,000 and 6,000 miles, depending on the vehicle. Newer cars need oil changes less frequently compared to older vehicles. The type of oil used is also a factor in how often the oil should be changed. Full synthetic oil only needs to be changed every 7,000 to 10,000 miles. Higher temperatures (like we have here in Arizona), high mileage driving habits, and frequent towing can also affect your oil’s life.
Having oil changes performed regularly is one of the most effective ways to maximize the life of your engine. Don’t wait for a low oil light to come on.
No need to do a google search for “oil change near me”—you’ve come to the right place. Schedule your appointment for oil change service today with our ASE-certified technicians at a Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires location near you. We can help you determine the best oil change schedule and type of oil for your vehicle.
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What do the warning lights on my dashboard mean?
Most cars on the road today are equipped with an internal monitoring system that helps to alert you in case of any issues. These warning lights and symbols can sometimes indicate just a simple maintenance issue. In some cases, the sooner you pay attention to that warning light and take action, the more costly auto repair you’ll avoid. Here are a few of the most important warning lights to pay attention to:
Check Engine light – this light, which often resembles a yellow submarine, is very important to pay attention to. It indicates an engine or emission problem and you’ll more than likely notice a difference in how your car is running. It may even lose power or go into “safe mode.” To avoid further damaging your vehicle, it should be checked at an auto repair center as soon as possible.
Brake System/Brake Fluid Warning light – Your brake system is a critical safety factor in your vehicle. If this light, which is often a circle with an exclamation point in the middle, is illuminated it is indicating that you may have low brake fluid and/or your brake system should be inspected as soon as possible. Getting any necessary brake repair done will get you back on the road safely.
Coolant Warning light – This warning light, which resembles a thermometer over two water lines, indicates that your vehicle is in danger of overheating. This can cause significant damage that will result in expensive repairs. Stop driving as soon as it is safe to do so. Have your engine inspected as soon as you can to determine what is causing the engine temperature to rise.
These are just a few warning lights that drivers may encounter and should not ignore.
Keep in mind that most of these warning lights can be prevented with regular auto service and maintenance. If you do have a warning light come on, bring your vehicle to your closest Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires location and with diagnostics. We can determine exactly what the problem is, perform the necessary repairs, and help get you back on the road.
What preventative car maintenance do you recommend?
Keeping up with the suggested regular maintenance for your vehicle will help extend the life of your car and prevent bigger, more expensive problems down the road. One preventative maintenance routine you should follow is your vehicle’s 30,000/60,000/90,000 mile service needs. At these manufacturer-recommended intervals, our ASE-certified technicians will check and perform necessary maintenance on several aspects of the vehicle including:
- The fuel injection system
- The ignition system (including wires & cables)
- Spark plugs
- Power steering flush
- Brake fluid flush
- Air induction service
- Coolant flush
- Brake inspection
In between these interval services, there are several other aspects of preventative maintenance that will help keep your vehicle running smoothly for as long as possible. These include:
- Keeping up with the recommended schedule for oil changes for your vehicle
- Regularly checking your tire pressure and tire tread
- Having your battery and battery connections checked
- Checking your wiper blades (especially during the Arizona monsoon season)
Contact us today for more information on the preventative maintenance schedule recommended for your specific vehicle. We can help you optimize the life of your vehicle.
What do your hybrid repair and maintenance services include?
Our auto repair shop offers complete repair and maintenance services for the entire hybrid vehicle. Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires is proud to be Certified Hybrid Specialists. All systems of your hybrid vehicle must be working well and in tune with each other to be able to maximize efficiency and performance. So, our ASE certified technicians work on all of the electric components as well as the other systems in the vehicle.
Some of our hybrid vehicle services include:
- Complete computer diagnostic test
- Electrical systems inspection and repair
- Battery power and energy test
- Wire and cable check
- Tire analysis
- AC service and repair
- Brake repair and service
- Complete vehicle inspection
Schedule your appointment online today to bring your hybrid vehicle to the local specialists. We’ll help ensure your car is running at peak performance.
What services does your brake system inspection include?
Your brake system is one of the main safety systems in your vehicle. That is why it is important to regularly check your brakes and properly maintain the system. Here at Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires, our complimentary brake system inspection checks every aspect of your brake system to ensure proper function and system health.
Our brake system inspection includes:
- Performing a brake system test drive
- Checking the brake rotor or drum specifications
- Inspection of the master cylinder, brake booster, and brake line
- Inspection of the brake pad and shoe lining conditions
- Checking brake fluid levels and fluid condition
- Inspection of the wheel cylinder (where applicable)
Having your brake system regularly inspected will help you get the full life out of your brake pads, rotors, and other brake system parts. It also ensures that if parts are worn or a problem arises, it is caught early and necessary brake repair services can be performed. Visit any one of our locations and have your free brake system inspection done today.
Does my AC need to be checked regularly?
Having a properly functioning AC in your vehicle is not only enjoyable but often becomes a necessity during our Arizona summers. That is why it is important to have your AC system checked at least once per year, especially before the warm weather arrives. Without regular maintenance, an air conditioner loses about 5% of its original efficiency annually.
Having your AC checked regularly will help make sure it is running as it should and prevent more costly car AC repair in the future. Here at Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires, we inspect all aspects of your AC system and can make any necessary repairs or recharge the Freon as needed. Visit one of our locations near you to make sure you stay cool!
How do I know if I need new tires?
It is very important to visually inspect your tires regularly. Ignoring signs of damage or extreme wear can leave you on the side of the road with a flat tire or blowout. Indicators of damage and wear include:
- Cracks in the sidewalls
- Objects embedded in the tire
- Tire tread wear (very low tread depth and/or uneven wear)
- Weak spots, bulges, and blisters
If you notice any of these indicators, are feeling more vibration than usual when driving, or your vehicle is not able to grip in wet conditions, it is time to make an appointment at our tire shop. Here at Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires, we are more than just an auto repair shop. We have great deals on quality tires and award-winning warranty programs. Contact the Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires location near you to find out your options in tires for your vehicle. Get the best tire pricing with the best customer service. You can also conveniently shop our tire selection online.
Note: Tires are not for sale at our Happy Valley location. Please visit one of our other Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires tire shop locations.