• Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in GILBERT: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Ace Performance Automotive

    Sunday 15 October 2017

    Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for GILBERT drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for GILBERT drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the... read more

  • Air Conditioning Service in GILBERT

    Sunday 08 October 2017

    Hey GILBERT! Let's talk about one of our AZ summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for GILBERT drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so... read more

  • Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for GILBERT Drivers

    Wednesday 04 October 2017

    Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.GILBERT auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your vehicle engine will run.Over time, the small amounts of rust... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service at Ace Performance Automotive in GILBERT

    Saturday 30 September 2017

    If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the battery will go dead after a short distance.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering (some are electric) and power brakes (some use vacuum boost).And, on most vehi... read more

  • Budget for Maintenance in GILBERT

    Sunday 10 September 2017

    Sometimes busy GILBERT residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around AZ in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time GILBERT residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.S... read more

  • Ace Performance Automotive Alternator Replacement Service in GILBERT

    Tuesday 05 September 2017

    Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around GILBERT is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacement... read more

  • The Ace Performance Automotive Guide to Servicing Your Differential

    Tuesday 29 August 2017

    Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for GILBERT drivers. A lot of us in GILBERT don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every vehicle has a differential, and, yes, it does need to be serviced. In fact, it's more important to the operation of your vehicle than the air conditioner or windshield wipers.A dif... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service at Ace Performance Automotive in GILBERT

    Monday 21 August 2017

    Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy GILBERT road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - which cools the engine; the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All are pretty important parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine compon... read more

  • Gas Savings in GILBERT: Sharpen Your Pencil

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    High gas prices in GILBERT increase the cost of living for AZ drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some GILBERT vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.According to AZ news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. I... read more

  • The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

    Sunday 06 August 2017

    Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our American Fork area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires?When you choose new tires in GILBERT, what's the most important factor for you? Give us a call at Ace Performance Automotive&nb... read more

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