SUV Repair - The Path Less Traveled Automotive | Apache Junction, AZ

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At The Path Less Traveled Automotive in Apache Junction, AZ, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. The Path Less Traveled Automotive in Apache Junction, AZ is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At The Path Less Traveled Automotive in Apache Junction, AZ, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

Protect Your Car from Interior Leaks and Drips

interior of car

Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From The Path Less Traveled Automotive in Apache Junction, AZ, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

Transmission Slips Could Slide You Right Off The Road

You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At The Path Less Traveled Automotive in Apache Junction, AZ, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

automatic transmission

There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From The Path Less Traveled Automotive in Apache Junction, AZ, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

What’s That Slipping Feeling?

shifter in car

Transmission malfunctions are sometimes hard to pin down and might even go unnoticed. A transmission slip can manifest itself in a lot of different ways because there’s not a universal or consistent way to describe it. The trained technicians at The Path Less Traveled Automotive in Apache Junction, AZ can help diagnose your problem. The more details you can provide, the quicker we can help. Since it will vary based on the vehicle, how bad the issue is, and what components are at fault, here are some symptoms to look for in your SUV.

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The Path Less Traveled Automotive

10420 E Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120

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