Preparing for Road Trips and Handling Breakdowns

Preparing for Road Trips and Handling Breakdowns

Preparing for Road Trips and Handling Breakdowns

No matter how well you maintain your car, there’s no guarantee you’ll make it to San Diego, LA or Flagstaff free of trouble. And, even if you have free roadside assistance, you may end up stranded because of sketchy cell service or spend hours waiting as your name moves up their list.

Your Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) share the top items drivers should keep in their cars in case of breakdown. 


Must-have items include:

· Charged cell phone and battery charger

· First-aid kit

· Fire extinguisher

· Reflective warning triangles

· Tire gauge, spare tire and tire-changing equipment

· Foam tire sealant

· Jumper cables

· Flashlight and fresh batteries

· Duct tape

· Gloves and rags

· Water and snacks

· Umbrella to protect against the sun

· Blanket to cover hot asphalt


Schedule an appointment to see one of our automotive technicians at a shop in the network for routine services or inspections. 

Most importantly, if you are in this situation, remember to pull over in a safe place, turn off the vehicle and have your vehicle towed to where we can work to get your vehicle performing once again.


NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals): The Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) helps car owners find skilled and honest car repair shops. NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests. Visit to find recommended shops near work or home. NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic in the Valley.

We connect honest mechanics with car owners like you! Check out this list of Valley shops in the NARPRO network today.

Good Works Auto Repair

2348 E. Broadway Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282


Martin’s Auto Repair

3636 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016


Hi-Tech Car Care

2924 E Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016


Knudsen’s Auto Specialists

12804 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029


We’re Hiring!

NARPRO shops are looking to hire new mechanics / technicians!

Looking for an auto repair shop that is clean, well-equipped, with cool & comfortable working conditions? NARPRO shops are family-owned shops that are heavily involved in their local communities. 

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