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The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

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Everyone from mechanics, to your uncle that works on cars, has at some point given you advice concerning engine oil. The fact of the matter is that while we are familiar with words like “synthetic” and “oil weight,” many people don’t know exactly what the terminology means, or why common knowledge about oil exists in the form that it does. At Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, we keep things clear and simple. The more you know about your vehicle, the better equipped you are to keep it maintained, and we know a thing or two about vehicles. We have compiled a short list of common myths for you, most of which you’ve heard, but maybe never second guessed.

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The exhaust on your truck is an important series of components, that work together to insure smooth, reliable operation. At Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, we also know that exhaust systems are especially susceptible to damage and rust; pipes, mufflers, and other parts are exposed to hazards on the road, and to the environment. This situation, combined with caustic emissions and extreme heat, create a perfect opportunity for problems to arise.

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Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

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These days, many four-wheel-drive systems are electronically controlled - a button is pushed to engage four-wheel-drive, which activates a solenoid in the transfer case, shifting it into gear. What happens when yours stops working? Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ has the answers.

At Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, we have seen our fair share of preventable engine failures. Frequently, engine disaster could have been avoided if the driver had known beforehand what the warning lights or gauges on the dashboard indicated. While some dash lights are fairly benign, others indicate imminent trouble. This guide from Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ will prepare you for the next time your vehicle shows you a warning you shouldn’t ignore.

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Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help at Sunset Automotive, Inc. First, let's take a look at remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means and why they’re a great way to give your car a new life.

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At Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, quality and precision are our top priority. We specialize in well-engineered performance and luxury vehicles like BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Land Rover, and Subaru - cars and SUVs that require the right touch. For this reason, we employ ASE certified technicians, to guarantee we’re the best in the business.

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