MESA AUTO REPAIR SHOP CONGRATULATES AUTOZONE ON ACQUISITION OF IMC

MESA AUTO REPAIR SHOP CONGRATULATES AUTOZONE ON ACQUISITION OF IMC

One of North America’s most prolific replacement automotive part suppliers to Mesa Auto Repair Shops such as Desert Heat Auto has acquired a key competing brand in the import-parts market. AutoZone, Inc. announced on Sept. 2 that the giant supplier has reached an agreement to acquire OE import replacement parts distributor Interamerican Motor Corporation (IMC). The transaction adds IMC’s 17 U.S. locations to AutoZone’s family of 4,901 locations throughout 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 374 stores in Mexico, and four stores in Brazil. Known for specializing in an extensive line of parts designed for Asian and European imports, IMC has grown since 1962 into the second largest U.S. distributor of OE import replacement parts to the aftermarket and Mesa Auto Repair Shops. IMC owners Wulf Gaertner Autoparts (WGA) of Germany negotiated IMC’s sale to AutoZone as a strategic extension of distribution for WGA’s MEYLE and MEYLE HD brands within the U.S. market. “AutoZone and IMC are a great fit,” said John Mosunic, IMC’s CEO. “This is a logical next step for both companies. AutoZone’s national footprint, exceptional culture built on customer service, and operational expertise combined with IMC’s leadership in selling to the import segment creates a powerful future growth platform.” From the AutoZone perspective, the acquisition marks a substantial expansion of the international supplier’s inventory. “We are excited about the IMC team joining AutoZone. The company’s leadership in import car parts coverage will be an exceptional fit with AutoZone’s current product assortment,” said AutoZone Chairman, President and CEO Bill Rhodes. “As we expand the IMC brand across the United States, we believe the IMC...
AUTOMOTIVE SHOP IN MESA ADVISES AGAINST SCAMS

AUTOMOTIVE SHOP IN MESA ADVISES AGAINST SCAMS

Desert Heat Auto views the trust between drivers and their chosen Auto Repair Shop Mesa professionals as sacred. Not all of our colleagues necessarily feel likewise profitability in our industry flows from a genuine commitment to keeping Phoenix’s cars and trucks safely on the road. We also understand that, as much as we’d love it to be otherwise, not every driver in the Valley of the Sun will grace our Automotive Shop Mesa with four more wheels to care after. That being said, if you must lend your patronage elsewhere, we urge you to shop wisely. Some Auto Repair Shop Mesa owners and operators perceive a desperate automobile owner as little more than an inflated estimate that walks and talks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims consumer losses worth “tens of billions of dollars each year due to faulty or unnecessary car repairs,” according to The Huffington Post. To be fair, performing or recommending tacked-on, unnecessary work isn’t always a malicious choice on the Auto Repair Shop Mesa management or mechanic’s part. Sometimes, the Automotive Shop Mesa technician mistakenly believes he or she has found the vehicle problem and properly swapped out the offending part. If it consequently turns out that the switch left the same problem behind, some Automotive Shops Mesa quietly add the extraneous labor and replacement parts to the customer’s tab instead of admitting to the mistake and foregoing any extra charges. So many owners of every make, model and class of cars and trucks ultimately part ways needlessly with so much money because the scams prey upon everything vehicle owners don’t know that...
AUTO REPAIR MESA DISCUSSES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMISSIONS

AUTO REPAIR MESA DISCUSSES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMISSIONS

As much as the Auto Repair Mesa professionals at Desert Heat Auto care about making sure your vehicle always keeps you safe, we’re also Emissions Repair Mesa technicians committed to minimizing every vehicle’s impact on the air everyone in Mesa has to breathe. Informing our clients is always every bit as important to us as Emissions Repair Mesa and Auto Repair Mesa professionals as the work we perform under the hood. The more informed our drivers are by the time they leave our shop, the more able they are to assist in maintaining the safe, environmentally friendly working order of their vehicles for years to come. That’s why we want to provide all the information you could need to know about your car or truck’s emissions, how they affect the sets of lungs around you, and what we do to help keep harmful pollutants to a minimum. PERFECTLY TUNED The good news is, your vehicle has actually never been safer or more reliable. The engines that powered even the automotive industry’s most dependable models a decade or two ago can’t hold a handle to the fuel-efficiency, durability and consistency produced by today’s engineering. Regular tune-ups from certified Auto Repair Mesa and Emissions Repair Mesa centers keep them running that way. Your vehicle’s electronically managed, real-time diagnostic components let your car or truck do something generations of Auto Repair Mesa technicians 20 years ago would’ve thought an optimistic pipe dream: tell Desert Heat Auto’s cutting-edge scopes and equipment exactly what’s operating out of order. That’s how we spot small malfunctions early before they set off dominos of bigger issues throughout...
AUTO SERVICE MESA ADVISES YOU ABOUT WARNINGS

AUTO SERVICE MESA ADVISES YOU ABOUT WARNINGS

If you’d pardon the pun, few “fair warnings” have more weight riding on them than than cautions that come from Auto Service Mesa and Auto Repair Mesa professionals. Under the worst case scenarios, they can be life-and-death matters. Your life, your passengers’ lives and those of drivers and pedestrians around you could be at risk if an Auto Repair Mesa technician doesn’t alert you in a truthful fashion to the gravity of an issue with your vehicle. A catastrophic malfunction while your car or truck is in operation could be a tragic time to be caught off-guard. In some of the best case scenarios, a lack of candor from your Auto Service Mesa diagnosticians isn’t so much “tragic” as “tragically expensive”. Many issues that Desert Heat Auto and other shops deal with across every make and model-year vehicle driven throughout the Phoenix metro area every day could have been prevented or at least minimized, had they been detected sooner. It’s on us and other professionals to give it to your straight and tell you upfront both how much addressing a problem will cost and what it could cost in the long run if it goes unchecked. That being said, not every Auto Repair Mesa and Auto Service Mesa shop’s recommendation comes with solely altruistic motives. We wish that instances of mechanics pushing expensive and unnecessary repairs with various and sundry scare tactics that take advantage of the customer’s presumed lesser degree of automotive understanding were exponentially less frequent. While we’re at it, add to our wish list a definitive code of responsibility that outlines when an Auto Repair Mesa...

MESA AUTO REPAIR SHOP EXAMINES WORK STARTING ON TEMPE TOWN LAKE RUBBER DAM

  Leave it to an Arizona-desert environment, where precipitation of any kind is but a stranger passing through, to be the mother of invention for a globally unprecedented dam project. For those who haven’t visited the normally tranquil shores of Tempe Town Lake for a brisk run, stroll or simple people-watching since the mercury started its yearly ascent, 250 feet of fencing has dominated the southern-shore scenery since mid-June. The Temporary Green Monster has blocked passersby from a “superstructure” steel dam’s eventual construction site. The city’s $40.8-million project began with clearing animals and brush from the Salt River bed feeding the lake before construction begins on the 950-foot structure that PCL Construction’s Adam Gordon claims will be “the world’s largest hydraulically controlled, crest-gate dam.” The clearing of the riverbed makes way for 15 feet of desert-dirt excavation in September that paves the way to relocate a storm-drainage pipe west of where the new dam will go up. Here’s a peek at the resources being poured into this ambitious undertaking by the City of Tempe in the 18 months between the June start and the goal December 28, 2015 completion: A 61,100-ton concrete foundation poured between two abutments and seven concrete piers in the dry Salt River bed A total of eight 106-feet-long, 17-feet-high, 232,000-pound steel gates An array of 16 hydraulic cylinders measuring 27 feet long each Support from seven 9-feet-wide, 45-feet-long, 30-feet-high concrete piers The City of Tempe chose to go all-in on the project four years after a rubber bladder in the lake’s former dam exploded in 2010. The catastrophic breakage sent about 1 billion gallons of...