• Vive la Differential at Ace Performance Automotive in GILBERT

    Sunday 14 January 2018

    There are a lot of drivers in GILBERT who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in AZ these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most GILBERT folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon for people in... read more

  • Super Slick at Ace Performance Automotive in GILBERT: Synthetic Oil

    Sunday 07 January 2018

    When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for GILBERT drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor... read more

  • What to Do in Case of an Accident in GILBERT

    Wednesday 03 January 2018

    Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in GILBERT, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what GILBERT drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in GILBERT is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly r... read more

  • Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Ace Performance Automotive

    Sunday 17 December 2017

    Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Ace Performance Automotive in GILBERT. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a trip... read more

  • Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Ace Performance Automotive

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    All of us in GILBERT know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Ace Performance Automotive technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle.Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. GILBERT area drivers really do need to change their air filte... read more

  • What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in GILBERT

    Monday 04 December 2017

    So you've bought a used vehicle in the GILBERT area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the GILBERT area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in AZ with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corporate pro... read more

  • The Easy Way to Save Cash in GILBERT

    Tuesday 28 November 2017

    The hottest AZ news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in GILBERT. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in GILBERT can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here's a review of things you can do for your ve... read more

  • Timing Belt

    Tuesday 21 November 2017

    Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head. The head contains the valves. There's at least one valve that lets the fresh air into the cylinder. This air, mixed with fuel, burns to create power. Then another valve or two will open to allow the... read more

  • Fuel Injectors

    Monday 13 November 2017

    The last new American vehicles sold in GILBERT with a carburetor rolled out of the AZ dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in GILBERT, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injectors del... read more

  • Exhaust Service at Ace Performance Automotive in GILBERT

    Sunday 05 November 2017

    Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most GILBERT residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Ace Performance Automotive is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations.Exhaust service has really become e... read more

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