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Tucson Auto Services

Oil and Filter Service

Your engine cannot run without proper lubrication. At Primarily Japanese, we recommend that you change your oil every 3 month or 3000 miles. This will eliminate excessive engine wear and will improve your gas mileage. Regular oil change can keep your vehicle newer, longer. Our oil change service includes: Up to 5 quarts of oil; New oil filter; Chassis lubrication; Examine and filling power steering fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid and brake fluid; Inspecting belts, hoses, air filter and breather elements; and Inspect condition and level of coolant in the cooling systems. We also rotate the tires, reset the tire pressure and inspect the complete brake system.


Taking care of our environment is of paramount concern today. And strict regulations vehicle emissions are being enforced nationally, which will impact state and local requirements. Whether your vehicles emissions need to be inspected, or the vehicle has failed inspection, bring it to us. We will analyze the vechicle's emissions systems and make adjustments and repairs to ensure that the vehicle emits a minimum amount of harmful pollutants. It is our commitment to a clean air environment (and to getting you back on the road...)

Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Today's engines are highly sophisticated. Primarily Japanese trains every technician to keep up with all the latest technology. If we determine a tune-up is necessary we will: Analyze your exhaust emissions; Adjust ignition timing and idle speed control (when adjustable); Replace spark plugs; Perform a comprehensive maintenance inspection to determine whether other services, based on wear, time interval, mileage or manufacturer's recommendations, are necessary. We can also investigate the distributor cap, the rotor, the spark plug wires, and boots. We perform all factory recommended maintenance services to maintain factory warranty. 7500, 15000, 30000, 45000, 60000, 75000, 90000, 105000, 120000 miles.

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning service is complex in today's environment. In January, 1992, federal regulations were enacted to ensure that persons repairing or servicing motor vehicle air conditioners were certified and trained in using approved refrigerant recycling equipment. Of course, Primarily Japanese follows the federal standards, and our highly trained technicians will: Analyze complete system performance and check for leaks; Recover the contained refrigerants; Recycle those refrigerants, restoring the system to peak performance; Pressure test the system to assure that it is efficiently providing maximum comfort.


At Primarily Japanese, we use the latest available computer diagnostic equipment with constantly updated software and we take special pride in keeping your vehicle running at it best. To make sure your vehicle won't let you down, let our trained technicians do an in-depth computerized analysis of your vehicle's systems. With our diagnostic equipment, we can pinpoint any problems in the following areas: Carburetor; Fuel injection system; Emissions; Ignition and Computerized engine controls.

Cooling Systems

The best defense against the heat of a Tuscon summer is preventative maintenance, having your vehicles coolant system inspected yearly and flushed every other year helps ensure you are protected.


When you consider the cost of properly trained and experienced technicians along with the cost of quality brakes pads and shoes... how can a $49.00 brake job be real? We are not sure, but maybe they find properly trained and experienced technicians that works for minimum wage or maybe they find high quality parts suppliers that sell below cost. But not likely... you be the judge. At Primarily Japanese Auto we offer quality brake repair done by trained technicians using quality parts ant a fair price.


The best way to improve your tires overall life and ride quality is to rotate and rebalance them at frequent intervals. Even if your tires are directional they can be moved. We also rotate the tires, reset tire pressure and inspect the complete brake system.

Primarily Japanese offers a 3 year or 36,000 mile warranty on repairs!!

Conveniently located in downtown Tucson and near the University of Arizona, people come to Primarily Japanese for auto repair service on all types of Foreign, Domestic, and Hybrid vehicles. We recognize that most households own more than one car brand, and that is why our team is just as good at servicing Acuras, Hondas, Toyotas, Nissans, Subarus, and Mitsubishis as they are with Fords, Chevys, GMCs, and Jeeps.

Plus, customer service is what ranks Primarily Japanese among the best auto service shops in Tucson. We treat each customer like a person; not like a paycheck. We are accountable for the work we do, and we have a warranty far and above the industry standard: 3 years / 36,000 miles (for major and minor services). For example, if you take your Mini Cooper in for a new power window regulator -- which always eventually breaks -- you can bring it in, get it repaired, and if it breaks again, we will repair or replace it for free under the warranty at no charge.

As Tucson's premier automotive service center, we pride ourselves in our efficiency, work ethic, and customer satisfaction. We offer many services to make things as easy as possible for our customers. Our auto repair services include:

  • Diagnostic Analysis
  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Oil Service
  • Brake Repair
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Timing Belts
  • Air Conditioning
  • Check Engine Light Service
  • Cooling Systems
  • Alignment
  • Transmission Repair
  • Emissions

We do pickup and delivery service if you can’t bring your car in, and we offer two-way shuttle service, as long as we make prior arrangements. If you wish to wait for your vehicle, our lobby is clean and comfortable with a television, magazines, free wi-fi, and comfy chairs. It’s one of the ways we show how much we respect and appreciate our customers.

If your vehicle requires service or repair, schedule an appointment online with Primarily Japanese, or call us today. You’ll be glad you did.

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