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Is Your Vehicle Ready To Take You On An Adventure?

Is Your Vehicle Ready To Take You On An Adventure?

If you live in Glendale, AZ and drive an Acura, Glendale auto repair experts at CarLife can help keep your vehicle running in top condition, all year long. Our highly trained and dedicated auto repair specialists are committed to delivering customer service that is second to none. Whether you are planning a day trip to Sedona to enjoy a favorite hiking spot with your family, or a weekend in the bright lights of Vegas with that special someone, you need to know your car will get you there and back in comfort and safety. Unparalleled customer communication is a priority at CarLife, so our ASE Certified Master Technicians and experienced staff will keep you informed throughout the entire car repair process to ensure you know exactly what is happening with your vehicle. No matter what kind of adventure you are planning, we will make sure your family is ready to hit the road in a vehicle you don’t have to worry about, so you can focus on just enjoying your trip. When your c ... read more

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Best Arizona Campsites to visit this Fall!

Best Arizona Campsites to visit this Fall!

As we mentioned in a previous post, fall in Arizona is a great time to road trip to some of the lesser known spots in the state. That goes for camping as well! The weather is cooling down enough to camp here in the southern parts of Arizona near Phoenix and Tucson, but not enough to prevent you from camping up in northern Arizona! So on that note, we’ve compiled a few of the best camping spots both close to home and a short road trip away. There’s no need to worry if you’re a camping novice—you won’t need a 4x4 to reach these easily accessible campsites. 1. Lost Dutchman State Park We start our journey close to home in the shadow of the Superstitions. If comfortable desert camping with access to amenities like showers, grills and flush toilets is what you seek, Lost Dutchman State Park is the place for you! Simply take the 60 east and exit ... read more

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How to create your own Car Emergency Kit!

How to create your own Car Emergency Kit!

As any parent knows—especially those with boys—it never hurts to be prepared for anything. Nobody wants to have to clean up their kid’s bloody nose or a bruise with whatever napkins and hand lotion you can find in the glovebox! This is why it’s so important to have a car emergency kit ready to go for whatever life throws at you and your family. ’s a great car emergency kit checklist to use as a baseline! Baby Wipes Children’s and Adult Ibuprofen Instant ice pack Various assorted Band-Aids/bandages Children’s and Adult Acetaminophen Antacids Migraine medicine Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes Benadryl Eye drops Anti-nausea medicine Bottles of water Bug repellent Cortisone Cream Antibiotic ointment Find a nice little box with a lid that will slide under your car’s seat, the trunk or another little spot tucked out of the way. You’ll probably get much more use than you ... read more

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Great Trails Around Phoenix For Your 4x4

Great Trails Around Phoenix For Your 4x4

Don’t be one of those people who buy a 4x4 and never put it to the test! If you own a four wheel drive truck, Jeep or other SUV that has been sitting patiently in your garage since you bought it, here are a few trails for both beginners and more experienced off-roaders! It’s a great time now that the weather has begun cooling off to truly enjoy the outdoors. Need a tune-up and/or a check on your tires and suspension before you hit the trails? Schedule your appointment with CarLife Phoenix auto services experts in Glendale, Gilbert, or Scottsdale. Four Peaks If you live in Mesa, Gilbert or Apache Junction, you probably see the Four Peaks pretty clearly on a daily basis. Isn’t it about time you see them up close and personal? This easy to moderate trail is ab ... read more

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Road Trip Tips to Keep Your Kids Calm!

Road Trip Tips to Keep Your Kids Calm!

So you’ve finally planned that family road trip for the ages, but now the terrifying reality that you’ll be stuck in a car with your kids for hours on end sets in. It doesn’t matter how smoothly your vehicle is running, if the whole family isn’t happy and entertained it might be a bumpy ride. Well never fear! We’ve compiled a few ideas to keep the kids entertained and in turn, keep the parents calm. Toys & Games Bring out the classics! Who remembers the etch-a-sketch or the aquadoodle? Make a “busy box” for your kids full of little card games, toys, legos and more. The box lid could even be a playing surface! Books are obviously great too--for kids who don’t get car sick. The Creative Spirit Let your little ones harness their inner creativity! Have an old digital camera you don’t mind getting roughed up? Give it to the aspiring pho ... read more

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Best Little-Known Road Trip Destinations in Arizona!

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 W ... read more

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Three of the Most Valuable Muscle Cars Ever!

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 t ... read more

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