• 520-648-0180

  • 250 W Calle De Las Tiendas
    Green Valley, AZ 85614

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COST SAVING TIPS

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us

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    Always have a great experience! Can always get an appointment. Very flexible. They always call with any issues and a cost estimate before completing work. Highly recommend

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    Always excellent service and repairs over many years. From just an oil change to removing an engine and doing extensive repair work. Friendly, helpful, and very trustworthy. I will go to no other place for car work.

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    This is a business that understands what customer service is all about. They have taken care of two vehicles for me over the years, one of them particularly older. Any issue that occurred they took care of it with honest estimates and fair pricing followed by exceptional work. From the office staff to the mechanics Hickey Automotive continually delivers quality work and if a question comes up, they willing discuss it with honesty and transparency. The Hickey family know what they're doing.

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    My family and I have been using Hickey Automotive for years now and with our experiences, we are more than satisfied with their excellent customer service and repair work. Everything from oil/filter changes to major engine/vehicle repair (yes, on both domestic and foreign cars), they do it all! With speedy service and honest mechanics, we'll be going there for a long time!

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    Ron at Hickey's Automotive is a great person and wonderful to work with on any issue. I took our 2006 Toyota Sequoia to Hickey's to check out a miss that was happening off and on. They test drove it and checked everything at no charge. I came back today (a week later) and he met me in the parking lot, knew my name and was ready to discuss getting the spark plugs replaced. Ron offered a great price. He is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done well and in a very timely manner. Being a veteran and new to the Green Valley community, customer service is very important. Hickey's has excellent customer service and will go the extra mile to provide service and excellent prices.

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    Great service, Tom did a fantastic job getting my car back up and running and Ronnie was very friendly and upbeat. A+ service

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    Always great service and my car runs great. Good place !

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    Hickey Automotive is our first choice to work on our vehicles. Customer Service is Fantastic! Repairs are well explained and done conscientiously. They are focused on thoroughly checking and servicing your vehicle and providing a "heads up" to future needs and maintenance schedules. Their customer waiting area is well stocked with beverages and snacks. Very welcoming for customers. We Highly Recommend!!!

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    Absolutely the best shop in the Green Valley area! Careful, Quality Service, in a timely manner!

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    A friend recommended here when I was visiting Green Valley AZ. They determined the issue, called and discussed, and did the best job for a really reasonable charge. They also always do a full vehicle check with every service to alert you of any other maintenance needs. Both times I had my car serviced I was completely satisfied with the work and drove off with confidence as I frequently travel long distances. Thanks, Ron, Joy and all the crew!

Call us for service: 520-648-0180

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