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Driving in Style

Driving in Style

You know what goes great with cars besides speed, wheels, and Gilbert Mesa auto repair? We’re talking luxury baby, that’s right. Sweet, sweet luxury. Everyone wants it but how many can afford it? While most of us may never make the kind of cash to own top-of-the-line luxury vehicles, let’s take a moment to live vicariously through the upper echelon of society. First of all, you can get those cars with the doors that open up at slanted angles. Yes, the classic “I’m rich and I don’t care who knows it” doors. The press-a-button-to-open kind. An obvious must-have feature of any true luxury enthusiast. You’ve probably seen them in movies like the Dark Knight where Bruce Wayne rolls up in his fancy car that costs more than most of us make in a year. Are they necessary? No. Does it matter? Not when you’re Batman. The 2011 Volvo S80 comes complete with a heartbeat sensor, according to autobytel.com (AB).This safety feature is capable of detecting heartbeats, as you may have suspe ... read more

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Real Car Stunts in Film

Real Car Stunts in Film

Explosions, mass destruction, and more explosions are some of the many compelling, larger-than-life cinematography done in movies that really bring in a “wow” factor. With the quality of special effects these days, it can be difficult to discern what is real and what is computer generated. Did that car really jump over that helicopter? Was Alderaan really blown up by the Death Star? Did Tom Cruise really hang on the side of that airplane? By the way, he actually did… In the movie-stunt world, car stunts have been around for long enough to have their own legacy within the silver screen. And with CGI messing with everyone’s judgement these days, we thought it would be fun to point out car stunts that actually happened. Fair warning: the video clips in this article contain foul language The Car with the Golden Jump The James Bond franchise has tons of stunts in it, as we all know. However, one film in particular has one of the best car stunts in the ... read more

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How Dangerous is Drinking and Driving?

How Dangerous is Drinking and Driving?

There are a lot of things in this world that work well together. Cookies and milk, Batman and Robin, hugs and kisses, Lady and Gaga, and auto repair Peoria and you have all proven to be some of the most successful combinations out there. However, not all dynamic duos are meant to be. Ranking amongst the top ten of least successful combinations in the world is drinking and driving. Most people don’t intend any harm when they decide to drink and drive. However, while harm may not be intended it cannot always be avoided. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recorded that in 2014 nearly one third of all traffic-related deaths occurred from alcohol-impaired drivers. Their statistics also show that the younger a drunk driver is the more likely they are to be in a fatal crash. Other substances can influence our driving besides alcohol, as well. Sixteen ... read more

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Formula 1: Can I drive one?

Formula 1: Can I drive one?

Formula 1 (F1) racing is the fastest circuit racing in the world right now and it doesn’t look like it will be surpassed anytime soon. F1 cars are made for speed. Every aspect of the vehicle is designed to aid in its performance on the circuit track. F1 racecars have been recorded going up to 225 mph while on a circuit. Outside of racers, it is probably hard for most us to imagine even going that fast in a vehicle let alone going that fast during an actual race. Got a thing for speed? Then take a look at our blog about the Fastest Car in the World. According to HindustanTimes.com, the difference between Formula 1 cars and street cars is pretty extreme. “Four wheels and steering. Yes. That’s about the only common thing between a road car and a F ... read more

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Fastest Car in the World?

Fastest Car in the World?

Ahh cars… they are a way of life for the average American. If you live in Arizona you likely own one since no one wants to ride a bike in that heat! You can even cook breakfast going from Gilbert to Mesa under that solar oven we call the sun! Ok, maybe not exactly. Either way, cars have become an essential part of life for many of us. We use them every day. With this frequent use, over time a very important spark begins to flicker out of the deep, dark corners of the farthest reaches of our minds and it asks one very important question: How fast can this thing go? Some of us know the answer that question… and hopefully if was by looking it up on the internet and staying safe on the road! You might own a pretty fast vehicle yourself but most likely there is something out there even faster, especially if it’s a supercar. According to GlobalCarsBrands.com, the current fastest su ... read more

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Travel Destinations: Arizona

Travel Destinations: Arizona

How often do we take the time to enjoy what our own state has to offer? If you’re reading this you are likely a resident of the one and only Grand Canyon State. We see this desert wilderness everyday because we live in it and that can make it easy to take for granted. There are a lot of beautiful destinations here that are unique to us and cannot be experienced anywhere else. How many of us have actually seen Monument Valley? And, no, television doesn’t count. It’s easy to let these places slip by on our vacation destinations list because they are on our turf. Hopefully, however, we can manage to behold what makes our own state unique. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of some of the best travel destinations to visit in our very own backyard. 1. Antelope Canyon Our first attraction lies outside of Page and consists of two slot canyons, which are formed by the passing of water through mu ... read more

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Staying Cool in the Heat - A/C Is Your Friend

Staying Cool in the Heat - A/C Is Your Friend

Glendale, Arizona has a hot desert climate. Shrub lands cover most of the area, with a notable lack of the natural shade and cooler climate offered by a greener landscape. The average daily high temperature is above 98°F from the beginning of June to the end of September. There is little to no cloud cover on most days, and air conditioning is a must-have in both your home and vehicle, not a luxury! When they need A/C repair, Glendale AZ residents come to CarLife Professional Auto Services. The hottest day of the year is July 4, with an average high of 107°F and low of 80°F. The fourth of July is traditionally a family holiday, with many families taking trips to see other family or friends. A great majority of folks want to spend that holiday outdoors, if temperatures allow. Can you imagine packing up the family vehicle with kids, suitcases, coolers, and perhaps even the family pet, and suddenly realizing the air conditioning is not working properly? Nothing can ruin a roa ... read more

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What it’s like to be a Stuntman

What it’s like to be a Stuntman

We all know movies are better with explosions. It’s a simple fact of life. Like how the sky is blue and snowboarding is more difficult in the Summer. Most movie-goers can conjure up an image of James Bond walking casually towards the screen as a building is blown to pieces in the background. The Silver Screen is often filled with explosions, high-flying action, and life threatening situations which, in real life, would be pretty intense! But because so many are familiar with the tricks-of-the-trade of the movie biz (CG animation, safety wires, and the like) the audience can be left wondering just how dangerous or how real a stunt really was. Every stunt-filled movie has a team of brave stuntmen and women who put themselves in harm’s way to make fictional characters like James Bond look like some of the coolest cats around. People still say that right? Even though stuntmen fill in for the big names in a picture film, their life on the set isn’t a ... read more

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The Future of Car Technology

The Future of Car Technology

When you think about the future of cars, what comes to your mind? Is it high end luxury? Sleek designs? Or maybe incredible speed? Every year, cars are becoming increasingly integrated with advanced technologies. You’ve probably already heard about cars with autonomous technology that can keep drivers from drifting into other lanes and even self-brake before colliding with other vehicles. These newer technological advancements are making every day feel more and more like a sci-fi movie! And it seems we have only begun to arrive in what will be a new era for vehicle transportation. This article on Digitaltrends.com shows what just the next 10 years may have in store for us and it’s pretty exciting! Cars may be able to sense and communicate with each other over a network, more autonomous features will ... read more

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Gift Ideas for the Car Lover in your Family!

Gift Ideas for the Car Lover in your Family!

Are you stressing about the long list of family members and friends you need to find the perfect gifts for? Well for those dads, moms, sons and daughters out there who absolutely love everything auto, we’ve put together a quick list of easy gifts ideas for the car lover in your life! As a bonus, it’s all on Amazon, so no need to brave those Black Friday lines and parking lots! 1. For the Practical: The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool & EcoGear FX Emergency Vehicle Flashlight Number one is a two for one for the practical car lover in your family, or just a good gift from the concerned mother in the family! Package the resqme original keychain car escape tool that is an all in one seat belt cutter and car window breaker, along with the emergency vehicle flashlight ... read more

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