Where are you located?
We are located on the South East corner of Granite Reef Road and McDowell Road, across from General Dynamics. Our address is 8401 East McDowell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. 85257
Do I need to schedule an appointment?
It is recommended that you schedule an appointment with us, by calling us at 480.941.2474. Most days we are very busy and unable to work on your vehicle unless you have scheduled a day and time with us. We will try our best to fit you in, when necessary.
How long have you been in business?
Granite Reef Service Center has been serving the Valley of the Sun since 1984. Our current location is on the SE corner of Granite Reef Rd and McDowell Rd in Scottsdale, which held its grand opening in 1997.
What types of vehicles do you work on?
We are a general automotive repair center, that services most all makes and models of vehicles.
What is Preventative Maintenance?
Preventative Maintenance is regular maintenance of your vehicle that helps keep your automobile running efficiently and eliminating potential problems that may lead to costly repairs. Manufacturers know that a properly maintained car will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and increase your satisfaction.
Preventative maintenance includes:
- Servicing Windshield Wipers
- Tune-up or servicing/replacing spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor.
- Replacing air filters
- Engine oil change
- Differential(s) gear oil change
- Trans-axle oil change
- Routine hose inspection
- Battery service
- Exterior drive belt replacement
- Servicing/replacing transmission oil and filter
- Timing belt replacement
- Brake fluid flush
- Power steering flush
- Antifreeze replacement/flush
- Rotate tires
- Inspect exhaust system for leaks
- Inspect brake linings brake rotor hydraulic lines calipers and wheel cylinders
- Replace cabin air filter
- Used car safety inspection
Check your vehicles operations manual for recommended service schedule. For oil changes it is recommended every 3,000 miles. For vehicles using synthetic oil, it is recommended to have your oil changed every 5,000 miles. Many manufacturers use a 30-60-90 schedule, meaning certain items need to be inspected, changed, or replaced at 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles.