Automobile Air Conditioning

Arizona summer temperatures reach into the triple digits on a regular basis, and that is not the time when you want your car air conditioner to go on the fritz! For auto A/C repair, Gilbert AZ depends on CarLife Professional Auto Services at 4461 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234. We have been serving area residents for years, and are very proud of the solid reputation we have earned for our exemplary customer service. Check out all our five star reviews! One customer recently said, ‘My A/C was not working, and caused battery or alternator problems. CarLife fixed the issue in a couple of hours, and I was back in business’. This is what we do; we help people who need it get back on the road and back in business as quickly as possible.

Imagine the thermometer showing over 100 degrees one sunny day, and your vehicle’s air conditioner suddenly stops working. That is bad news for anyone, but even more so if you have small children or older people in the car with you. Younger and older people are more sensitive to extreme temperatures, and need to be protected from the effects of intense heat. You cannot afford to take a chance with the health and safety of your loved ones during times of extremely hot weather, and we understand that; that’s why we are here to help get (and keep) your car’s A/C system working properly.

Whether you have one personal vehicle, or a whole fleet of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, or other vehicles that need service or repair, we can help. You don’t have to live in or around Gilbert to take advantage of our team of experts, either. If you need auto repair in Glendale AZ, you can visit our location at 7909 W Campo Bello Drive #2, Glendale, AZ 85308 for the same experienced, skilled service and repair for your vehicle.

For the best auto repair and service in Gilbert, or Glendale car repair, visit CarLife today. We will take good care of you and your vehicle, and give you an estimate of what needs to be done before any work is started. Give us a call in Gilbert at (480) 800-3171, or in Glendale at (623) 223-1691. We look forward to adding your name to our long list of satisfied customers.

Ode to the Future

As far back as we can think, there has always been the fantasy of flying cars, or what we would think cars of the future would look like. The movie, Back to the Future, had a flying car that came out in 2016 with great doors that open up. It was a classic movie and a classic time. It is now 2017 so where are the flying cars? Well we may not quite have cars that fly like in the movies, but new technology is creating self driving cars. We here at Carlife. serving Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler, are fascinated by all the new technology that will come out, better ways to repair cars, and what we will see in the future.

Self Driving Car

There has been so much technology advancement since the car was invented, that I bet they couldn’t even fathom cars that drive themselves. This is certainly a newer concept, or one that is feasible and possible. The goal is that by 2035, there will be around 21 million autonomous vehicles for sale. This self driving technology is being continually developed so that when going on road trips, the driver themselves can take a nap. With the smartest of minds working diligently for autonomous vehicles, they are propelling us into the future whether we want to be or not. The new vehicle design will focus on having safer roadways as well as reducing fossil fuel consumption with better air quality.

Google is one of the companies that already has the latest and greatest technology in working order. Surprise surprise. They currently have driven over three million miles on city and highway roads in autonomous vehicles. The company is working to create technology for vehicles that are equipped with a driver that is always alert and never distracted. This would create incredibly safe roadways and decrease the amount of traffic fatalities.The vehicles themselves have significant sensors on all sides of the car looking for pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and even road work. Not only do the sensors detect the things around it, but it also works to predict the behaviors of other vehicles or pedestrians. Early rider programs are in place in Phoenix Arizona to continue working with public and car safety.

Early Riders

Google is continuing to create a safe healthy environment with the autonomous car, and is now offering public trials. There is an early rider program in Phoenix Arizona where people are allowed to be a part of the testing and shaping the future of autonomous vehicles.

With the advancement of technology, we ask ourselves, am I able to let go of control and trust a machine? That is the question, but it certainly is an interesting question. Carlife is excited for the future of cars and the types of details that will come out with them. Tell us your thoughts on this!

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Glendale and Scottsdale BMW owners

If you are a Glendale BMW driver or a Scottsdale BMW owner, you might be aware of the Roadrunner Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. At CarLife Professional Auto Services, we love all cars, and know how much BMW owners love their German engineered machines, so we thought we’d share a little information about a popular BMW car club in Arizona.

The Roadrunner Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America was organized in 1987 and is a non-profit, volunteer organization that serves Arizona BMW enthusiasts. The club hosts a number of educational, social, driving skill, and charity events throughout the year. This active group provides a great setting for members to share information, stories, and memories related to BMW automobiles.

The parent organization, BMW Car Club of America, began in 1969, of which the Roadrunner Chapter is one of 67 chapters nationwide. The Roadrunner Chapter adopts the mission of the BMW Car Club of America, which is to “…to enhance the BMW ownership experience for members by providing publications, services, support, information and activities that promote camaraderie and encourage social awareness and individual responsibility.”

Such a mission makes this an attractive organization to be involved with. Their many events support the mission. From social events like the Bimmers and Breakfast, to an auto detailing clinic for do-it-yourselfers, to a track event providing driver education and some track time in a controlled, safe environment at the Arizona Motorsports Park, there is something for every BMW owner. Click here to learn more about their upcoming events.

If you are a BMW owner in the Phoenix metro area and want the best for your performance sedan, SUV, or roadster, we have three CarLife service locations to serve you. Give us a call today and experience the CarLife difference.

• For Peoria & Glendale BMW service: In the Arrowhead Mall area – 7909 W Campo Bello Drive, Suite #2, Glendale, AZ 85308 – (632) 223-1691

• For Scottsdale BMW Owners: Pavilions at Talking Stick – 8830 East Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250 – (480) 270-5930

• For Mesa & Gilbert BMW owners: 4461 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234 – (480) 800-3171

Cutting Edge Car Technology

With the first car being invented around 1885, we have come a long way. Technology for cars have become more efficient, effective and exciting. When driving the streets of Scottsdale or Phoenix we see this technology come to life in the Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, and other luxury cars that pass you by. Carlife believes in continually moving forward, being able to create custom services for your automotive needs, and is excited for the advanced technology coming out. There is no way to stop the progress that the car industry has be capitalizing on, and it will continue to get better and better. We love that those with the smartest minds are set to build vehicles with new, unique, safe and fun enhancements. As the tech industry becomes more inventive on their tech, the automotive industry is close behind.

Where It Happens

A lot of the big innovations for the car industry come from specific power centers. The places that employ the smartest minds focused on the automotive advancement include Detroit, Michigan; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Tokyo, Japan; and Stuttgart, Germany. Manufacturers are touching base with the creative intellectual minds to reach new and higher heights with automotives. From these center spots, they are creating simulated roadways to test out the ideas that come up in their high tech meetings.

Most Cutting Edge Technologies

With the prospects we can all dream up from flying cars to self driving cars, there are some of the most impressive technology advancements that have already been created. These include:
*Advanced Dashboards-fully customizable digital panels are starting to replace the digital gauges.
*Video Mirrors- A high resolution camera has been placed the back of some vehicles to increase visibility behind the car.
*Parental Controls- The location of the car and systems of how the car is working are able to be sent back to the parents so they can keep watch on their teenagers.
*Sensors- Our eyes are limited in what we can see so having sensors on the car helps to lessen collisions.
*Driver Override Systems- For when drivers get distracted, there is technology for automated braking to avoid collisions or hitting pedestrians.
Along with the above technology, there are so many positive advancements and too many to list. It is amazing the type of creation that is coming up to improve driving, safety and air quality.

To stay on top of the latest and greatest technology coming out, Carlife researches the engines, and works to know how to best service the new automotives being released.

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An Ode to the Present

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but let us show you what we see as beautiful. We looked back at the raw history sown into the design in the Packard Sedan, now we want to look at the beauty in the newest 2017 models. The prize: the Acura NSX. Carlife is an auto repair store where we appreciate how to save you money to get your car running the best it can, but we also like to dream and talk cars. Any type of cars. Today’s highlight is a treasure.


Acura was the first luxury brand of the Japanese automaker Honda. It was introduced into the United States in 1986 where it sought to market as high performance. In 1990, the brand launched the NSX marketed as an exotic sports car that is more practical in order to rival other exotic European sports cars. Honda has been looking to reinvent itself after a few dark years and get its mark back in the luxury model cars.
The second generation of the NSX was launched in 2015 with a twin-turbocharged mid engine, nine speed dual-clutch transmission and a sport hybrid. This newer update on the NSX rivaled many other cars of the same style and was set to be a high performance car. The NSX brand and style of car has been used in many races, and shown to be in the top ranking of a high premium. With the positive improvements of the car over the years, they are continuing to reinvent themselves with their new 2017 model.

2017 Acura NSX

This car has shown some fortitude over the years. It has gone through body style and engine remakes over the years, but coming out in the top ten performance for premium sports cars. Creation of this model began two years ago, where a smaller work crew in Ohio spent countless hours together pouring over every detail of the car. This is a car you drive with style!
A few facts about the car itself include:
Vehicle Type: Mid-engine, front and mid-motor, four-wheel drive, 2 passenger, 2 door coupe
Engine Type: twin turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection.
Performance: zero to 60mph 2.9 seconds; zero to 100 mph 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 191 mph
Fuel Economy: EPA city/highway, 19/26 mpg
Estimated Base Price: $155,000
The specifications of this model have made it a high luxury performance car that rivals the 911 twin turbo porsche and the McLaren 570S.

The Acura NSX is a work of art. It shows of the blood, sweat and tears poured into every aspect of the vehicle. It is true beauty combined with phenomenal technology. To talk more vehicular genius, come to Carlife and let’s dream together!

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Old Fashioned Customer Service

What is a business without positive, kind customer service? Nothing. We here at Carlife believe in providing the best auto repair services and also the best customer service. There is nothing like feeling comfortable and being able to trust the person who is working on your vehicle. We believe that is highly important. A lot of places can get lost in business transactions and forget about the human interaction that should take place. Let’s look at the best ways Carlife helps to ensure you feel safe, comfortable and happy with your service.

Best Customer Service

1. We want to ensure that you as the Customer always come first.
No matter what business transactions take place, how busy we are, or what we have going on with inventory, we ensure that you as the customer come first. We miss the good old fashioned customer service where the people in the store knew your name, knew about your family and could ask about your dog. Carlife is avidly working to bring that back. Remember when you knew your neighbors? Well we want to be the friendly auto repair business that you come to, not only for business, but also to be known, seen, and to socialize. You are our business and we appreciate you!

2. Carlife actually wants to help you
We believe in a business that is focused on doing it’s best to care for your needs. We are not looking to just make money, but to also help you in whatever your need is. We know that when we help you, it creates loyalty and we want to be someone you can trust. We believe highly in honest work, and working with a good mood. We put our personal or professional frustrations aside and want you to know that you, in front of us, matter and we are grateful for your business.

3. Customer Appreciation
Without you as the customer, we would not be here. We are genuinely so grateful and excited to be able to do business with you. It is an honor, and we do not take that lightly. We see the loyalty of our valued customers and are so appreciative. We want to focus on being in the moment with you during your needs, and to focus on you as the customer.

Customer service is about loyalty, gratefulness, and recognizing what are the true priorities. The true priority in our business here at Carlife is you, the customer. We are so grateful for you, and want to be the friendly neighborhood auto repair business that knows your name, your family and even your pets. Let’s create the good ole days together where people actually knew each other. Come to Carlife and see the positive customer service for yourself.

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