The Bumper to Bumper Radio show in Phoenix, AZ recommends the following list of  auto repair service shops as part of our preferred auto repair shops in central Phoenix and downtown Phoenix.

Virginia Auto Service is owned by Bumper to Bumper Radio co-host Matt Allen and is an award-winning independent auto repair shop located in the heart of Central Phoenix, Arizona.

Virginia Auto Service has been providing top quality auto repair services in downtown Phoenix for over 22 years.

Their numerous awards include MotorAge Magazine “Top Shop,” (twice!)  Arizona Central Reader’s Choice for Best Auto Repair, and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

Virginia Auto Service is conveniently located close to many downtown employers including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix Heart Hospital, The City of Phoenix, APS, Wells Fargo, Arizona State University and when you drop your car off for service in the morning, they will take you straight to work! Then they will pick you up in the afternoon to get your car when you are ready.

In fact, Virginia Auto Service specializes in making auto repair fast, affordable and convenient for people who work or live in downtown Phoenix. They know people don’t want to waste their day off at the auto repair shop so that’s why they provide the following services:

  • Free ride to work or home within Central Phoenix
  • Free loaner cars
  • Free bicycle loaners
  • Emissions concierge service – they will take your car to getting the emissions test for you!
  • Free 2nd opinions

In addition, Virginia Auto Service knows that you want your auto repair or maintenance done right the first time so they use high-quality original equipment auto parts and experienced and certified mechanics as well as offer a 2 year, 24,000-mile guarantee.
Virginia Auto Service is A+ rated and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. In addition, they are an approved NAPA Auto Care Center and a member of the Automotive Service Association.

The people who work at Virginia Auto Service treat their customers like family! In fact, every holiday season Tim Nelson, the Parts Manager at Virginia Auto Service, bakes close to 100 dozen cookies that he gives out to customers. If you happen to stop by during the holidays, make sure you get some! He even makes gluten-free cookies!

Virginia Auto Service is proud to be a preferred shop on Bumper to Bumper Radio. Call them to schedule an appointment at (602) 457-5107 or schedule online at

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At Tanner Motors we take pride in working on your Volvo, BMW, Mini Cooper, Mercedes Benz, Lexus and Audi vehicles. From our Factory Trained Technicians to the Latest in Dealer Level Diagnostic Equipment we are committed to providing the best service possible to you and your vehicle.

Phoenix is one of the busiest commerce hubs in the southwestern United States. To get where you’re going throughout Phoenix and beyond, you need your European car to be reliable. At Tanner Motors, we take pride in getting our customers’ European cars back to operating at their best. This means providing high-quality services and repairs that exceed those of our competition. Get peace of mind behind the wheel with the help of Tanner Motors.


We Are Full-Service
At Tanner Motors, we believe European auto repair should be a full-service experience. You shouldn’t have to go to different shops to complete a repair job for your car. Our shop will correctly and accurately address any need you have. Our ASE-Certified technicians are happy to walk you through the entire maintenance process and to answer any questions. Whatever the task at hand is, we’ll get the work done efficiently and get you back on the road in no time.

A Team You Can Trust
We understand that the maintenance and repair process can be stressful. That’s why we’ve worked hard to build a positive reputation all over Phoenix as a shop that truly cares about our customers. You can rely on our entire team for the proper services your car requires. More than just the quality of work however, we value the relationships we build with our customers.

We Get The Diagnosis Correct
A misdiagnosis can make the repair process take a long time. At Tanner Motors, we work exceptionally hard to provide an accurate diagnosis off the bat. We utilize the latest equipment and diagnostic tools along with old-fashioned inspections and testing, all adding up to the most reliable results. Once we’ve given you our diagnosis on your car, you can be sure it’s the right one.

No Pressure Recommendations
No one should feel pressured to make any repair decisions for their car. We leave this choice completely up to you. We’ll provide you with our findings from our diagnosis process, then make a recommendation about the services or repairs we believe should be completed. With no pressure from us, you’re free to make the most comfortable decision for you. Only after your authorization, will we get to work on any services or repairs your car needs.

Your Digital Shop
At Tanner Motors we truly believe the phrase “a picture is worth 1000 words.” That’s why we embrace technology with SmartFlow. SmartFlow allows us to provide you with increased two-way communication with our shop throughout the service process. Clear images help give you the most straightforward understanding of your vehicle’s health. This means you always exactly how your car is doing and can make the most informed decisions possible.


Import Car Specialists was established in 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years the owners Jim and Ray focused on providing top quality import auto repair service at fair prices.

Over time, Import Car Specialists developed a reputation of being one of the best import auto service shops in Phoenix, Arizona.

Import Car Specialists has recently upgraded their auto repair shop and installed state of the art tools and equipment to better service the import auto owner. Whatever your import auto needs, they have the equipment, tools, parts and expertise to get the job done right.

Give them a call to make an appointment or schedule an appointment online anytime.

Import Car Specialists are the experts in the service and repair of European and Asian Imports including:

Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagen

Whatever your import vehicle needs, they have the skills and ability to service your vehicle correctly. They take extra care to protect your vehicle while it is in for service and treat each vehicle with a gentle touch. Import Car Specialists will make sure that your pride and joy is well taken care of while under their watch.

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NAPA Peace Of Mind Warranty
The NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty provides 24 Months / 24,000 Miles of coverage for qualifying services and repairs on vehicles up to and including vehicles with a load carry capacity of 1½ tons (17K LBS GVW). This warranty is a consumer warranty that covers all parts and labor on covered services and repairs and is valid outside a 25‐mile radius from the original repairing NAPA AutoCare Center. Should a consumer need warranty service and for some reason cannot return to the original repairing facility, they can call 1‐800‐452‐NAPA (6272) and be directed to a nearby NAPA AutoCare Center.

Representing the best in family operated auto repair shops in phoenix, Shadow Mountain Auto Service is a facility that is profoundly centered on making sure that their customers receive the best auto repair in phoenix.

The fact that Shadow Mountain Auto Service is not corporately owned, they are able to more effectively turn their attention to their customers.

In fact, the owners of Shadow Mountain Auto Service make several references to their shop being their pride and joy. Perhaps one of the greatest things about Shadow Mountain Auto Service is the fact that their staff knows very well to never sell a repair that does not directly benefit the health of the vehicle.

There are a great many shops make sweeping statements of customer satisfaction and make promises regarding attention to the individual. As with anything, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence; and the proof lies in the extensive, glowing reviews from satisfied customers. Owners Curt and Cindy Morgan say this is easily explained by their adherence to a strict code of ethics and personal approach to every customer.

Shadow Mountain Auto Service AZ | Phoenix Arizona Auto Repair

"We never talk down to our customers. We avoid overly technical language and most importantly, we actively listen to the questions and concerns of our customers. This approach has always been at the core of our business practice, and it always will be. We understand that every situation is different and we take steps to make sure that the solution is tailor made to you and your vehicle."

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of what Shadow Mountain Auto Service does for their customers is provide them with a three year/36 month warranty on almost everything they do. This is because Shadow Mountain Automotive understands that there is no substitute for the ability to drive your vehicle worry free. Confidence in the long term health and performance of your vehicle is ultimately the goal that every driver aspires to. With the experts at Shadow Mountain Auto Service, you can expect your vehicle to get you wherever you need to go, without any nasty surprises.

Shadow Mountain Auto Service is a shining example of what it means to provide extraordinary service at a fair price. The knowledge that your vehicle is being serviced by well qualified technicians steeped in the ethics of excellence and fair treatment makes Shadow Mountain Auto Service one of the best shops in the valley. If you have questions about what they can do for your vehicle, we suggest giving them a call immediately; you’ll find that their staff is exceedingly helpful and knowledgeable. In fact, many customers say that Shadow Mountain Auto Service is possibly the most friendly and open shop in the valley.


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Since 2006, our team at Professional Towing and Recovery has delivered top-tier towing and roadside assistance services to customers in Phoenix and beyond. With our highly trained technicians and state-of-the-art tow trucks, we’re well-equipped to handle almost anything. And, our services are available 24/7, which means we’ll always be around to help you when you need it.

Looking for a service to tow your vehicle after an accident? Call Professional Towing and Recovery. What if you need a tire change, fuel delivery, or other roadside assistance services? You guessed it—we’ll come to your rescue. For all your towing needs and more, contact Professional Towing and Recovery.

Call (480) 797-9922

Whether you’re a Phoenix local or you’re just passing through, Professional Towing and Recovery offers towing and roadside assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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For many drivers in Phoenix AZ, auto repair is a process that can bring with it a level of concern. Not only in regards to if you are getting what they pay for, but also whether or not the facility has your best interests at heart. Drivers have the whole range of choices for auto repair in Phoenix, and choosing the shop that understands their needs best can sometimes be a challenge.

Our philosophy of complete vehicle service has led us to pay very close attention to the health of your car from the ground up. While other shops claim that they don’t look for problems, we embrace the philosophy that our customers appreciate the prior knowledge we provide them. After all, if we don’t spot the problem who will?


We're happy to give you a ride when you drop of your vehicle and we'll even pick you up once it's done. Ask us about our shuttle service!

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener who is having trouble passing emissions with their 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.