Best Little-Known Road Trip Destinations in Arizona!

Who doesn’t like to get away from the daily grind? With the holidays right around the corner and the weather starting to cool down, now might be the perfect time to go on a weekend road-trip and explore some of the less heralded, but equally beautiful parts of Arizona! Be sure to stop by your nearest Carlife location for all of your pre-trip Phoenix auto services and say hello to the open road for us!

Historic Bisbee, Arizona

With Halloween right around the corner, why not visit one of the neatest “haunted” spots in the state. This former mining town just a few miles from the border of Mexico has transformed into a quaint artistic community complete with murals, antique shops, and the famous Copper Queen haunted hotel! Around 3 hours Southeast of Phoenix, Bisbee is a perfect weekend destination that you can reach from the comfort of your vehicle. (Don’t forget to check out Wild West landmark Tombstone, AZ on your way there!) Built right into the mountainside and complete with historic buildings, when you’re in Bisbee you’ll feel like you’re cruising through the narrow streets of a small town in Italy!

Picturesque Greer, Arizona

This gem in Eastern Arizona is tucked away at elevation in the White Mountains. Around 4 hours east of Phoenix, this mountain valley is a beautiful paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with actual changing seasons for those of us in the Phoenix area who don’t get to experience true seasons. Explore the Little Colorado River, hike, camp, fish and ski your way to an amazing adventure in Greer, Arizona.

Scenic Tubac, Arizona

Another artistic spot on our list, Tubac is a scenic village whose motto is actually ‘where art and history meet’. This area–about 2.5 hours south of Phoenix–was settled by the Spanish in 1752, but has been home to native cultures for over 11,000 years! Historic Old Town Tubac features genuine adobe buildings, a museum, as well as artistic sites like the Tubac Center of the Arts which hosts popular events like The Festival Of The Arts.

Inspired to take a trip? When you get back, be sure to tell us all about the awesome adventures you’ve had while you’re getting your Phoenix auto services taken care of and preparing for your next weekend getaway! Contact us for all of the necessary maintenance to keep you and your vehicle on the open road for years to come.

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Three of the Most Valuable Muscle Cars Ever!

If you don’t at least appreciate a classic American muscle car, then you’re probably lacking a pulse! We’ve seen some pretty stunning vehicles come through our doors, but none compare to the value of the three muscle cars listed below. These are some of the rarest, most sought after classics in the world. While your car might now be worth a cool 3 million, our Carlife Gilbert & Mesa auto repair technicians will treat it like it is!

1. 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible 4-Speed

Known as the “Holy Grail of Muscle Cars”, it is believed that there is only one original Hemi Cuda Convertible 4-Speed left in existence and only two were ever given a four-speed transmission and Hurst shifter from the factory. In 2014, the only known original sold for 3.5 million dollars!

2. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88

The king of Corvettes. Only 20 of the ‘67 Chevy Corvette L88 were ever produced. The only L88 with original panels known to exist sold in 2013 for 3.2 million dollars!

3. 1967 Shelby GT500e Super Snake

One of the most special, one-of-a-kind cars ever created, the ‘67 GT500e Super Snake was only a special order option but not a single Super Snake was ordered. Prior to ‘67, the Super Snakes were only used for racing and were never street legal. The ‘67 model was the first street legal Ford Mustang equipped with the same engine as the LeMans winning Shelby GT40. This car most recently sold for 1.3 million dollars!

Have a beautiful muscle car of your own? We’d love to check it out! Bring it on into Carlife’s Gilbert location near Mesa when you’re in the market for Mesa auto repair or just want to have your wheels in good hands for some basic maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 480-800-3171!

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