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

An Ode to the Past

They say the future is the way to go, that everything hopeful is to look ahead. However, if you do not pay attention to the past, you miss out on great treasures. Here at Carlife we have an avid appreciation for classic cars, and not just the auto repair side of it, but the character that is etched into each historical car. There is so much more behind a car, and the cars of the past have stories that could speak for themselves. If you look hard enough, pay attention, the past can teach us some powerful things, and give us a new perspective on life.

With the car being invented in 1885, since then there has been vast improvements and additions. There are thousands of makes, models, styles, and sizes of cars. Today we are going to highlight one of the thousands from the past that brings out a deep character we love. Meet the beautiful, character infused Packard 901 Sedan from 1932.


Packard 1932

The Packard Motor Car Company was located in Detroit Michigan, and sought to create a new model for the year to boost their marketing during the depression. They built this car to compete with other higher end models of the day. The Packard 901 series was a four door, five passenger sedan, or a two door 2/4 passenger, priced at the time from $1,750 to $2,485 depending on the model, light eight or standard eight.


The Depression

The Packard Sedan of 1932 came at one of the largest economic downturns in history. The great depression began in the United States and became worldwide news with the stock market crash October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). The great depression affected the rich, the poor and everyone in between. International trade plummeted extensively, and the unemployment rate in America rose to 25%. The depression hit industry really hard. People lost their jobs, farmers prices were cut to a dangerous level and families struggled to feed their children.
Throughout the devastation, Packard sought to come out on top by creating their 1932 series. This series was at the end of the depression age and the company worked to bring about customers to the new model. The car was not ful luxury, but offered many amenities that could compete with the other models geared toward upper middle class individuals of the time.


Character

The cars today are not created out of a depression, but out of other motivations. The interesting aspect of the Packard 901 Sedan from 1932 is what it saw during its invention. The economy was devastated, families were just trying to come back, jobs were starting to come back around, and there was hope in the air that things could change. The Packard Sedan of 1932 not only is a beautiful design, but it represents a time that struggled, toiled and worked to find hope in a hopeless time.

Recognize the beauty and the story from everything around you, including classic cars. They have their own brand, their own style and their own story. Find out what it is, and come to Carlife to tell us!



Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (6/22/2017) (Flickr)Pedro Ribeiro Simoes

Craziest Cars

Have you ever wondered what people have come up with when creating or inventing cars? Let’s find out! Here at Carlife, we love everything about automotives from repairs, to services to custom cars. We love to embrace what people have done and the way their minds work. Everyone has a mind that works entirely different that anyone else, and is wired so specifically, like each car. When we look at the past cars from the 1954 oldsmobile to the present 2017 Audi R8, we realize the beauty behind the make up. Each part was individually designed in the vehicles and took creative minds to build such beauty.

Craziest Car Ideas

People have come up with amazing ideas and ways to improve their vehicles. Just a hand full of ideas we have found are:
-Grass car-covered in grass from top to bottom
-Double Car- a car stacked on top of another car. Pretty scary if you ask me.
-Telephone Car- shaped and created like an old school telephone
-Wooden Car- the body is made entirely of wood.
-Art Car- all of the craziest types of art in order to express who they are was all over.

The point is that people get creative. They release whatever is in their heart onto their vehicle. It is impressive, noteworthy and admirable.

A vehicle is not just about transportation. People are passionate about their cars because the car becomes a part of their motivation of moving forward in life. It creates opportunities for people to be seen in a different way, a way to express who they are, and who they want to be.

In what way does your vehicle express who you are? How is your personality shown in your car? Come to Carlife and let’s chat about your car and what we can do for you!


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Our Belief at CARLIFE

CARLIFE Auto Repair is an Arizona-based automotive service and repair company serving the Glendale/Peoria, Scottsdale, and Gilbert/Mesa communities . We are dedicated to unparalleled customer service and communication and are the premier auto care and repair company in Arizona. Our staff is not content until you are fully satisfied and we strive to please our customers and make their experience a fantastic one. Our customers are of the utmost importance to us; we value your business and want to earn the right to be your life-long, auto repair company!

Our Firm Belief
You are our #1 priority! We believe our Phoenix auto repair should focus on our client’s needs. Quite simply, we are here to take care you, and your transportation needs. Your vehicle is a tremendously important asset and we are honored to have the privilege of serving you, our customer.

How are we different?
We are innovative, and want your experience to be worry-free. We strive to combine ‘Old-fashioned’ friendly service, coupled with a modern, state-of-the-art facility.

You should expect nothing but the best when it comes to Auto repair, whether it’s in Gilbert, Mesa, Peoria, Glendale, or Scottsdale, we have you covered. We have three Valley locations and we are here for you.

You’ll love the way we do business!

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Carlife Professional Auto Care: Trusted Auto Repair in Gilbert AZ

For great auto repair, Glendale, AZ drivers and car owners count on CarLife Professional Auto Service to deliver high quality service and outstanding customer care. CarLife of Gilbert is dedicated to making sure you receive not only the best vehicle repair service available, but also the best customer service possible.

 

Your car, truck, or SUV is a valuable and important part of your life. You depend on it to manage your personal and professional obligations. Whether it is running errands, commuting, road trips, or family adventures, your vehicle plays an important part of your life. We understand this, which is why we work hard to take care of each and every customer and provide them the service they deserve.

 

Our highly-trained mechanics and ASE Certified Master Technicians have the skills and experience necessary to deliver the best quality repair and service, and stop at nothing to make sure you are satisfied and happy with your vehicle. We want your trip to the Gilbert Farmer’s Market to go off without a hitch. When you are looking for that stellar view of the stars and want to see it through the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory, we want to make sure you get there and back without worry or concern. We know you want to take your loved ones to the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and enjoy the peace and serenity offered by this great attraction, without worrying whether your vehicle can make the trip safely.

 

At CarLife we want to help you live your days unimpeded by car problems. Should you encounter one, we promise to be there to take care of it with the honesty, integrity, and understanding people have come to expect from our team. Our customers are our most valuable asset. We truly appreciate each and every customer relationship and enjoy taking care of everyone who trusts us with their car repair and service needs.

 

For exceptional customer care and superior auto repair in Gilbert, AZ please visit us at CarLife Professional Auto Service on 4461 E Baseline Road in Gilbert, AZ 85234 or give us a call at (480) 800-3171.

Our Community Matters!

At Carlife Auto Care we strive really hard to be excellent citizens; we are in the Auto Repair business because we are passionate about helping others. We love what we do and we love people! One of our core values is to be ‘of Service’ to our customers and the neighborhoods they live in. We are able to serve and help people through ensuring their cars are running efficiently and effectively. A good automotive makes life less stressful and allows for fun to be had.

We are one of the premier Auto Repair facilities in the Phoenix area. We have 3 convenient locations in the in the Greater Phoenix metro area. We service the Glendale/Peoria, Scottsdale,and Gilbert/Mesa communities. We have years of experiences in various types of vehicles of different makes, models, and years.

Our strongly held belief is to be an integral part of the community. It’s one of our the cornerstones of our business philosophy. While our focus is clearly Automotive Repair, there’s still so much more to life than work! Through this we love to connect with people not only over business, but through our shared interests in cars.

Carlife Auto Care is proud to have programs that address community needs. We love getting involved with our neighbors, schools, and churches.

If you have ideas about how we might support you and your organization, we would love to hear from you!

We all need more good neighbors to make each neighborhood great!

Please contact us at info@carlifepro.com or 602.850.7300 to hear more about what we do here at Carlife and how it can benefit you.

Carlife Professional Auto Care: Scottsdale Auto Repair and Service

For exceptional Scottsdale auto repair, check out CarLife Professional Auto Service at the Pavilions at Talking Stick. At CarLife, your car, truck, or SUV is treated with the same care and respect as if it were our own. We also place that same care and attention on the relationships we enjoy with all our customers. We do not want to be just another Scottsdale auto service and repair shop, we want to be the one you go to because you know you can count on friendly, honest, and reliable service every time.

 

We are proud to be a part of the Scottsdale automotive business community and are here to provide the highest quality of service to all of our customers. Your business and patronage is valuable to us, which is why we go the extra mile to make sure you and your vehicle are given the greatest of care. Affordable, efficient, and timely, we are here to keep your car running as intended so you can take care of your obligations, errands, and family without having to deal with unexpected car problems. When you do encounter a problem, we are ready and able to take care of the issue at hand quickly and efficiently so you can get back on the road without delay.

 

Our experienced ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technicians and mechanics are supported by a friendly staff, and our expert team is dedicated to making your experience at CarLife a productive and enjoyable one. From free shuttle rides in the local area while your car is being worked on to our 2 year/24,000-mile warranty on all repairs, CarLife is here to make sure you and your vehicle are given the greatest of care.

 

For the best in professional automotive service and repair, please visit CarLife at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, 8830 East Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250, or give us a call today at (480) 270-5930 to schedule an appointment.

Glendale Jeep Trails and Service Information

Glendale Jeep owners and aficionados take great pride in their vehicles and want only the best for their 4×4 rides. We are big Jeep fans at CarLife Professional Auto Service in Glendale by the Arrowhead Mall area. The iconic Jeep brand is one of the most popular in the world, and each Jeep vehicle we get to provide service or repair to is a treat for us at CarLife.
 

To honor our Jeep owners and customers, here are a few off-road trails within reasonable driving distance from Phoenix that will bring you great 4×4 outdoor fun.
 

Apache Trail – This 40-mile trail is Northeast of Phoenix located between Apache Junction and Theodore Roosevelt Lake. A fairly easy ride, the first part of the trail is paved but it is mostly dirt. Offering blind curves and tight switchbacks near cliff edges, the Apache Trail will require some focus in critical areas. Expect to take up to three hours to do this ride and make sure you bring plenty of water.

 
Mt. Ord Lookout – South of Payson and Northeast of Phoenix, this day trip offers a great Jeep trail with an opportunity to hike to the forest service lookout tower that marks this scenic spot. This easy to moderate 12-mile trail has an elevation change of 3,256 feet to 6,747 feet. If you choose to hike to the lookout tower, you will experience vistas from 7,128 feet. Give yourself at least a few hours on this trail to include the hike and sightseeing.
 

Sunflower Mine Trail – Just Northeast of the town of Sunflower, you can experience a 20-mile loop through the beautiful mountains near Payson. The trail starts off easy as you make your way toward the mine and becomes more challenging and difficult as you pass it and continue on the loop. Allow yourself all day to do this 20-mile adventure.
 

For more information and details about these and many other Jeep trails in Arizona, click here.
 

For expert Glendale Jeep service and repair, CarLife Professional Auto Service at 7909 W. Campo Bello Drive, Suite 2, Glendale, AZ 85308 or give us a call today at (623) 223-1691 to schedule an appointment.

When will they fly!?

With all of the latest vehicular technologies in development such as brain-controlled cars, automatic safety systems, and oil change services in Peoria (oh wait, we’ve got that covered) the lofty dream of flying cars doesn’t seem so far off. After all, it’s not like flying vehicles is a new idea. Flying cars themselves have been thought of for years and conceptualized in movies but have not yet really seen the light of day.
 
There are multiple companies working on the flying machines, according to compare.com, such as AeroMobil and Terrafugia. This flying car, from AeroMobil, will supposedly come out this year! Whoop, whoop! Although so far, all prices seem to be estimated at around a few hundred thousand dollars… so most of us will never own one. Instead, maybe we can lease one out for a weekend?
 
Pricing is definitely one issue but what about practicality? Are they necessary? Will they be worth using over a ground-vehicle? Will they need to get oil changes in Peoria using the services we offer!? And what about the all of the yet-to-be-developed legalities?
 
There are certainly a lot of questions surrounding these vehicles but that doesn’t mean there’s not just as much excitement. Maybe our flying future won’t look quite like how the movies have presented it but at least there is a future, and a near one at that!