Shop Talk

Welcome to Shop Talk, where our Sun Auto Service Automotive Experts discuss and answer the most frequently asked questions from our customers across Nevada and Texas. Here you’ll learn why routine maintenance is an integral part of caring for your vehicle to knowing when your vehicle is due for repairs—all in an effort to educate our customers and demonstrate why Sun Auto Service is the one you can trust for all your automotive repairs and maintenance.

Naturally, you may still have questions regarding your vehicle. Please don’t hesitate to call your nearest Sun Auto Service where our friendly, knowledgeable Service Advisors are always available to answer any questions you may have.

How Sun Auto Service Inspects Transmissions

To be an expert in anything you must possess a comprehensive and superior level of knowledge and skill in the subject and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the technicians at Sun Auto Service. Repairing or maintaining a transmission begins with the right tools, expertise, and knowledge. Read More

Time For An Oil Change?

When it’s time for an oil change for your vehicle, knowing the best type of oil for your car is key. Engine oil is vital in keeping your vehicle running. Oil is the lifeblood for your vehicle and can affect the life of your engine, maintenance schedules, fuel economy, and so much more. That’s why it’s important to choose the right motor oil for your car, truck, or SUV. Read More

Pass or Fail: Emission Testing in Nevada

Vehicle ownership is chock full of responsibility that often tugs at your purse strings. Annual vehicle registrations and emissions testing are no exception. Knowing what is required for your vehicle to pass, including exemptions, and the importance of smog testing will help to prepare you for your next visit to the emissions testing facility. Read More

Ready For Adventure in Texas

Summertime is a great time to hit the road and travel. Pack up your car with friends, family, and your favorite snack and prepare for adventure in your own backyard with the best places to roadtrip in Texas! Read More

What Causes My Brake Pedal To Sink?

As important as it is for your vehicle to start and go forward, it is even more important that it be able to stop. A brake pedal that feels mushy, spongy, or that slowly sinks to the floor when depressed can be best described as brake pedal sink. If your brake pedal sinks towards the floor when you are stopped, while your foot is on the brake, or does not feel as firm when the brakes are applied, this could indicate you are having some sort of trouble with your brakes. Read More

Click, Click, Click – Is That Your Battery?

Your battery plays an integral role in getting your vehicle started by providing the electrical current to start your engine. When you attempt to start your vehicle and instead hear the click, click, click sound you may immediately assume your battery has reached its end. This clicking sound could indicate the battery has failed or is failing, however, there may be a few more components that could contribute to your vehicle’s inability to start. Read More

DIYs You Should Never Do

Performing your own maintenance such as replacing the wiper blades is a perfect and simple way to help maintain your vehicle. However, there are some repairs that are best left to qualified and expert professionals that you should avoid completely. Throughout the years manufacturers have produced more advanced vehicles with intricate systems that can be difficult to comprehend to the untrained DIYer. Avoid repairs or replacements of the following systems: Read More

Smoke! What Each Color Can Tell You

Any time you’re driving and see smoke coming from the tailpipe of your car, it’s likely to put you in panic mode. Yet, knowing what each color means may put your worries at ease. By identifying the color of the smoke, you might be able to determine what the cause is and if the issue could be serious, potentially dangerous, or if it’s something that needs attention, but is not critical. Read More

Sun Auto Service: Say Hello to Our West Washington Ave. Service Team

All of our Las Vegas and Henderson locations strive to provide dealership quality repairs and maintenance at a fair price. Our technicians are certified and trained in numerous repair and maintenance services to ensure a flawless experience, every time. If you’re looking for someone who is well versed in the automotive industry, look no further than our Store Manager Aaron Routh with 20 years of experience. Get to know what makes Aaron and his team an excellent choice when it comes to caring for your car or truck. Read More

What Is A Differential On A Car?

Like most components of a vehicle, each one has a specific task that helps keep the vehicle moving, turning, or generally functioning. You may have heard of a vehicle differential but what is it and what does it do? Read More