Which Country Makes the Best Cars?

Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or want to know if you made the best choice with a purchase, knowing where the best cars come from is a helpful piece of knowledge. However, to a certain point, the country that claims the title is somewhat subjective. There is no one country that earns first place in every performance and functionality category. While some countries produce vehicles consistently strong in a few categories, it is important for you as the consumer to know which factors are the most important to you.


While Japanese-made cars may have the second least impressive towing capacity and second lowest acceleration in comparison to other countries, they excel in many other categories that make towing and acceleration seem somewhat irrelevant. In our opinion, Japanese-made cars are among the most reliable we have seen and happen to be our specialty at Highline Car Care. We believe that reliability is one of the most important factors when it comes to car ownership. Japanese produced cars also tend to have the lowest maintenance costs, which can really benefit their owners.


Britain is definitely a top contender in performance categories. Surprisingly, they are in first place for horsepower and towing capacity, both by wide margins. Their win in the towing category is largely due to the Land Rover and the fact that only vehicles made for towing were considered. However, it is one of the worst in fuel efficiency, seating capacity, and is the second most expensive on average.


Just as surprising as Britain taking first place, Italy only beats Japan and Korea for horsepower. However, as you’d expect, they’re first in acceleration and top speed. Being the fastest and lightest comes at a cost, though. They are the most expensive vehicles as well as the least safe, offering the lowest seating capacity.

United States

While purchasing American made vehicles is a popular and honorable value, the United States is not a leader in almost any category. While they do take second place in towing capacity and are among the least expensive, they are one of the lowest in acceleration and the last in top speed and weight. They also have the second to lowest smart ratings and one of the lowest safety ratings. However, the safety ratings are very close for most countries, between four and five on a scale of five. As far as seating capacity and fuel efficiency, they sit comfortably in the middle.


Germany is in the middle in almost every category, but they are second to Sweden in their safety rating. Slightly lower than the United States in gas mileage and seating capacity, they offer dependable functionality with fewer bells and whistles. They are among the more expensive cars, finishing out the top three which are all found in Europe.


Korean vehicles often sit right next to Japan, almost always closely following. This includes second place in fuel efficiency as well as taking up the rear in towing capacity and horsepower. Their smart rating and safety rating are both average. Their vehicles are the second lightest, after Italy. There is only one category where Korea is the leader, and that is MSRP, offering the lowest average prices.


Like Germany, Sweden is unremarkable in most performance categories. However, their safety and smart ratings are the highest. They also offer the most seating space. They have average horsepower and are among the heaviest vehicles on the market.

We Repairs Cars From Every Country

There are benefits and deficits with vehicles from any country and there is no definite answer for everyone. No matter where your car was manufactured, you can depend on Highline Car Care for the skill and capability to find and repair any problems your vehicle may have. From a simple tune-up or oil change to navigation system maintenance and preventative car care, we have everything you need to keep your vehicle in the best possible shape. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out how we can care for you and your vehicle.

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How to Extend the Life of Your Hybrid Battery

Driving a hybrid car comes with many advantages. It’s environmentally friendly, depends quite a bit less on fossil fuels and often has a higher resale value. Additionally, hybrid batteries generally last longer than a typical car battery. How long do hybrid batteries last? Let’s have a look.

What the Car Manufacturers Tell Us

Not every hybrid car manufacturer has a distinct number on how long hybrid batteries will last, though some have given estimates. For example, Toyota suggests their batteries will last as long as the hybrid vehicle itself. Their tests have shown a battery lasting for 180,000 miles. Honda proposes under regular driving conditions, their batteries will last 10 years at a minimum. Both brands provide a warranty for their batteries of eight years or 80,000 minimum miles. Ford offers this same warranty.

While Toyota and Honda have some pretty solid estimates, it’s important to keep in mind that driving conditions, engine temperature, mileage, make, model and other factors play a role in how long your hybrid battery will last. It could be five years, it could be ten.

How You Can Preserve Battery Life

There’s no guarantee you’ll be able to preserve the life of your hybrid battery for an extended period of time, but it never hurts to take preventative measures to maximize battery life. The following are some tips to do just that.

  •  Start slowly – Slamming your foot on the accelerator might get you out of the gate more quickly, but it could also wear the battery out just as quick. After stopping at a light or stop sign, lightly tap the accelerator to get going again and move ahead at a steady increase of speed.
  •  Stop slowly – Again, slamming your foot on the break is not a great option. Instead, let the vehicle coast to a stop. This creates kinetic energy that will give the battery a little boost in the form of a charge.
  •  Go on a drive – When hybrid vehicles are not driven for a long amount of time, the battery doesn’t get that kinetic energy it needs to stay charged. Slowly, it will begin to die. If you don’t need to use the car, find a need. Take it for a leisurely drive, use it for errands once or twice a week or plan a road trip.
  •  Keep up on maintenance – With all machines, when one component is out of whack, the other components have to work harder to keep the machine running. The same is true for a hybrid car. When you keep it maintained, complete repairs on time and care for it the way you should, the battery doesn’t have to work harder to keep the vehicle running.

What You Can Expect

As was mentioned before, there’s no guarantee your hybrid battery will last for a certain amount of time, but there are some things you can do to preserve the battery life. If you always remember to start and stop slowly, take your car for a spin more often than not, and keep up on the maintenance items it requires, you can expect your battery to last for quite a while. Before purchasing a hybrid vehicle or a battery for it, double check the warranty. If the battery doesn’t last for as long as you thought it should, you can take advantage of the warranty.

Keeping Your Hybrid Vehicle Serviced

For more information about hybrid cars and batteries, or to have your vehicle serviced, contact us today. We look forward to assisting you in preserving the life of your battery and your car with our knowledgeable, quality service.

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New refrigerant HFO 1234yf service for cars

What is HFO-1234yf Refrigerant?

Scientifically speaking HFO-1234yf is 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene.  But we’re not scientists here at Highline, we are mechanics.  So let’s talk about what R1234yf is to the rest of us.  If you’ve been around the car industry for anyHFO-1234yf-AC-Service-Mesa-AZ-Highline-Car-Care length of time here in Mesa AZ, you may remember 1994 when refrigerant R12 ceased production and R134a became the standard automotive refrigerant.  Scientists had found that R12 depleted our ozone layer and was bad for the environment.  R134a was significantly safer, and has a GWP (Global Warming Potential) of 1,430, compared to R12’s GWP of 10,900.

While refrigerant R134a was significantly safer than it’s predecessor, it still has a considerable global warming potential of 1430.  In 2006 The European Union implemented directive 2006/40/EC that required all newly manufactured automotive AC systems to have a GWP below 150 by 2011.  It turns out that HFO-1234yf has a GWP of less than 1 and fit the bill.  As far as commercially produced refrigerants go, this is likely THE safest for our atmosphere that will ever be developed.

HFO-1234yf does have one nasty little character trait though – It is mildly flammable.  Automotive refrigerants are constantly exposed to high temperatures, and car AC systems can spring a leak in many common circumstances.   A front end collision will likely puncture your car’s AC condenser which will release refrigerant.  A failed AC component can do the same.  Road debris may also create system leaks.  All of these scenarios make scientists nervous – All it takes is a heat source to cause a fire and furthermore, create very toxic by-products.  This being said the European Union performed real world tests, as did several other manufacturers (Mercedes and Chrysler), along with Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority.  Results varied between tests, but generally speaking it was found that HFO-1234yf will not ignite without a heat source greater than 1650 degrees Fahrenheit.  This is significant because at 1650 degrees every single fluid in your vehicle would be on fire as well, in which case it would not really matter if your refrigerant was flammable or not.  This being said, auto manufacturers have unanimously agreed HFO-1234yf is safe for use in automotive AC.


Which Vehicle Manufacturers use HFO-1234yf Refrigerant?

If you are living in the European Union, any vehicle that was made in 2011 or newer contains HFO-1234yf.  But what about back here in Mesa AZ, and the US?  General Motors started using this refrigerant in 2013 in certain Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and GMC models – All models will be converted by 2018.  Chrysler, Honda, and Subaru began switching over in 2017.  One key difference with the switch over of HFO-1234yf vs the previous switch to r134a is that there is currently NO deadline for manufacturers to make the switch.  While we have no factual data, we at Highline Car Care believe most vehicles will contain HFO-1234yf by 2025.


How Do I Refill, Service, or Add this new refrigerant HFO-1234yf to my car or truck?

We’ll spare you the lecture for now, as to why you should not service your own car air conditioner.  But if you’d like to read exactly why, click here

That being said, we recommend you visit a 609 MACS certified AC shop whenever having your air conditioning serviced or repaired.  HFO-1234yf machines are specific to this refrigerant and you cannot use a r134a machine to service your new style system.  At Highline Car Care in Mesa, AZ we have done our homework.  We invested in a dedicated HFO-1234yf machine even though 95% of the shops in the Valley do not own one.  We pride ourselves in being leaders in our industry.

HFO-1234yf service is very similar to the old system.  Refrigerant must first be evacuated, the system will be pulled into a vacuum to remove any air or moisture, and the proper amount of refrigerant will be added to the system.  Remember, a discrepancy of +/- .5 ounces can cause system malfunction or failure.


Is HFO-1234yf AC service expensive?

Short answer – You bet!  This new refrigerant is currently over $150 per pound – Most new vehicles take 1-1.5 pounds.  Previous r134a refrigerant averages about $20 per pound.  We expect the cost to head downwards once availability grows, but in the meantime expect to pay a bit over double what your old system costed to service.


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Nissan GTR R35 Bellhousing Repair

GT-R R35 Bellhousing Highline Car Care Mesa AZ

Bellhousing failure is an all too common issue with the R35 Nissan GT-R.  It first manifests itself as a faint rattle at idle, but will eventually become an unavoidable clanking sound that reverberates in your head and sucks the pleasure right out of your Sunday drive.  Let’s take a look at what exactly the bellhousing is, what it does, how it fails, and how the folks at Highline have made them more durable:

First off, the R35 GT-R is an all wheel drive vehicle with the transmission located at the rear of the vehicle (as if you didn’t already know!)  That being said, a simple bellhousing is mated to the rear of the engine in lieu of the contemporary transmission placement. The bellhousing is an aluminum housing with a shaft running through the middle.  This shaft is connected to a damper at the engine end that bolts to the engine flywheel – It looks like a sprung hub clutch disc at a quick glance.

GTR Bellhousing Center Shaft with Bearings Highline Car Care Mesa AZ

Center Shaft Assembly with Support Bearings



The other end of the shaft bolts to the driveshaft which travels rearward to the transmission/transaxle.  The shaft is supported by two small bearings inside the bellhousing, and herein lies the problem….  This shaft is subject to 500+ horsepower, and well over 6,000 RPM’s at times.  The resulting torque will cause the bearings (made of steel) to wallow out the aluminum bellhousing over time.  The bearings will eventually float freely from the housing, and the clanking sound is caused by the bearings (and shaft) rattling around.  Believe it or not, Nissan has YET to devise a cure for this.  Even a brand new $1600 Nissan OEM bellhousing may only last a handful of launches.  This is where Highline stepped in with their expertise.

A Modified Bellhousing that is Cheaper AND Stronger than OEM – Only at Highline Car Care

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A Bellhousing being milled for new sleeves at Highline

If you’ve followed our blog, you might already know that Wes (Our Owner) picked up a 2010 GT-R project a while back.  It had the “rattle” from the very beginning, which progressively got louder.  It eventually got loud enough to sap the joy out of driving and a solution was to be devised!  In typical Wes fashion, he did not rest until the matter was resolved.  The bellhousing was removed from the car – The Nissan labor guide calls for removal of the entire engine to replace this item.  However, we are able to remove it by supporting the engine and lowering the subframe.  Much less invasive, and quicker!

Once the bellhousing was removed and disassembled, we devised a fix.  Replacement bearings were ordered, and the bellhousing itself would need to be repaired so that the new bearings would not come loose.

The “Highline” Bellhousing is bored out and fitted with steel sleeves that have been retained by set screws

The Highline bellhousing uses precision milled steel sleeves and only high quality replacement bearings to ensure trouble free operation.  Nothing is 100% bulletproof, but we have yet to see one of ours fail.  That’s saying a lot,

considering Nissan hasn’t been able to solve the problem in 10+ years.  Give us a call or shoot us a message today if you’d like to have your bellhousing replaced – The experts are standing by


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Maserati Ghibli Navigation Screen Repair

Highline Car Care always strives to be on the forefront of automotive technology.  In this quest, we have found many of our consumers with late model Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte are in need of NIT touch screen repair.  Whether the screen is physically cracked, scratched, damaged, or just unresponsive to your touch – we are usually able to repair at a fraction of the cost found at the dealerships.


We are currently only able to repair 8.4″ touch screens, so please measure the diagonal size of your screen to be certain yours is repairable.  We are happy to handle the entire job if you are local to the Mesa-Phoenix area.  If you happen to be out of state, you are able to ship your navigation unit to us for repair.  Please contact us for more details.


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Maserati 8.4″ NIT touch screen display


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Uber & Lyft Vehicle Safety Inspection in Mesa AZ

Since 2010 our Phoenix clients have been returning to Highline Car Care for quick, consistent, and convenient service.  We always have your best interests at heart, and always promise to install only top quality parts.  We service small families and large businesses alike.  But did you know about our inspection services?  We offer complimentary 20 and 35 point digital safety inspections with every visit.   We also offer comprehensive vehicle pre-purchase inspections for only $104.97.  One of our newest inspection services came in response to a growing demand for Uber and Lyft vehicle inspections.

Uber & Lyft Vehicle Inspections

If you’re reading this, the chances are pretty good you need an inspection.  Both Uber and Lyft require annual vehicle safety inspections, and will not allow you to transport passengers without it.  Fret not, we are here to help!  The experts at Highline can get you in and out with a quick Uber/Lyft safety inspection AND offer 10% off additional maintenance and repair(ask for details).  Our Uber and Lyft certified inspection is only $41.99 plus tax, and will take less than an hour.  Give us a call or shoot us a message today!


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Top 5 Auto Repair and Transmission Service Shops in Mesa AZ

At Highline Car Care in Mesa AZ, we understand that you have options when it comes to Auto and Transmission Repair.  As the owner I’ve been asked countless times “Who is your main competition”?  I usually just smirk and answer something along the lines that Highline does not have competition.  I know this sounds odd, but hear me out…  In 2016 ADOT reported that there are 5.6 MILLION vehicles registered in Arizona, most of which frequent the Phoenix and Mesa areas.  There are approximately 2,200 repair shops in Arizona as of last count.  Basic math tells us that when divided evenly, each shop would service 2,500 vehicles.  This may not seem like a large number of vehicles, but consider this – Most small or medium sized auto repair shops can only handle 25-50 vehicles per week.  On top of this, each vehicle visits a repair shop an average of 2.2 times per year.  That’s 5,700 total visits (averaged out) over the course of a year which is MUCH more than most shops our size would be able to accommodate.

On top of these statistics, we have additional variables to consider:

  • Does the auto shop offer a good customer experience?  Car repair is one thing, but actually being able to satisfy your customers requires much more thought and care.  If customers do not feel recognized and appreciated, they will go elsewhere.  If you do not meet their needs, they will not return.  Car repair can be stressful, and your auto shop should be able to help eliminate the pain to get you back on the road as soon as possible and at the best value – which doesn’t always mean cheapest price.
  • Does the shop offer quality service?  Quality auto repair costs money.  As an owner/operator at Highline in Mesa, I often have customers call in and ask for a quote over the phone.  Consider this:  Would you call your doctor and tell him your arm hurts, and ask for an exact price to remedy your injury?  Hopefully, the answer is no.  Auto mechanics are car doctors. and we can’t give an accurate price without first inspecting your vehicle(no charge at Highline, FYI).  Given this constant struggle, some shop owners have resorted to discounting their services.  Either offering prices on low quality parts, not quoting a price for a complete repair, using bait and switch tactics, etc.  Any reputable shop that offers quality service and value will NOT offer a price by phone.  We will be happy to share our past experiences on similar repairs, or offer a price on basic services (oil changes, etc).   We will never give a repair QUOTE by phone – It is dishonest and not in our customer’s best interests.  Going back to your arm comparison, some people will Google “why does my arm hurt?”  Google offers about a million reasons your arm might hurt, and the same goes with your car.  You might have self diagnosed that your engine needs replacement, when in fact it just needs a new water pump.  So once again, offering a price without first seeing your vehicle is irresponsible and mere speculation.
  • Does the auto shop offer a comprehensive nationwide warranty?  Years ago you’d be lucky to get a 12 month local warranty on your auto repair, but times have changed and the minimum is no longer competitive.  Many smaller shops (including Highline Car Care) have teamed up with nationwide parts companies such as Pronto, Napa, and Goodyear to offer an exceptional Nationwide warranty that often covers a tow charge and sometimes a rental vehicle.  Don’t settle for the minimum, demand more!
  • Does the shop offer transportation to/from?  Shuttle services are a thing of the past – Who wants to ride the school bus to work?  Many newer auto shops that focus on the customer experience will offer a free Uber trip, or even a personal loaner vehicle.
  • Does the shop offer a comfortable waiting room with WiFi, coffee, and modern conveniences?  If you decide to hang around while your vehicle is being repaired, this is a huge plus.
  • Is the shop convenient for you?  Auto repairs are many times unexpected, so it is helpful to have a repair shop that is in your daily travels and is open when you need them to be.

All of these factors considered, we want to offer a list of the Highline top 5 auto repair shops in Mesa AZ

Sunland Auto Service at 3530 E Broadway rd in East Mesa

Sunland tops our list for exceptional customer service in East Mesa.  Their hours are 7:30AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday, and closed weekends.  From their Yelp page: Sunland specializes in Scheduled Maintenance, Air Conditioning / Heating, Wheel Alignment, Electrical Systems, Oil Changes, Check Engine Light Diagnosis, Emissions, Engine Repair, Diesel Repair Light Duty, Transmission Repair, Shocks, Struts, Suspension, Timing Belt Replacement, Brakes.  Established in 1992 by Bob McLeod and we believe it is now owned and run by Scott S.  Sunland only offers a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty, but it is nationwide.

Crawford’s Auto Repair at 2855 S. Alma School rd in West Mesa

Crawford’s is a good option if you are in need of repair or service in West Mesa.  They also have a stellar online reputation for customer satisfaction.  Crawford’s Auto is open 8AM to 5PM Mon-Fri and closed weekends.  Taken from their Yelp page, Crawford’s offers the following:  Comprehensive auto repair and maintenance. Oil changes, tune ups, brake pad replacement, standard maintenance checks at 30K miles, 90K miles, 150K miles and more. Brake repair, air conditioning, check engine light, emissions, battery, steering, transmission, electrical system, cooling system, fuel system, differential repair. They repair cars, vans, pickup trucks, motorcycles, hybrids, RVs and motor homes, medium duty trucks, heavy duty trucks, semis.  They also offer fleet repair services.  Established in 2012 by Co-owners Jeff Crawford and Brad Weiss.  Crawford’s Auto Repair did not list a warranty that we could find.

Schorie Auto Repair at 6056 E. Baseline rd in East Mesa

The owners of Schorie auto – Jim and Amber Schorie are friends of ours.  They offer honest quality service at a fair price, and offer a 24month/24,000 mile nationwide warranty.  They are available 7:30AM-5:30PM Mon-Fri, and closed weekends.  A quick description as per Yelp:  Schorie Auto Repair offers the latest diagnostic equipment, over-sized lifts to accommodate medium duty trucks. Clean and professional shop staffed by ASE certified technicians.  An excellent choice if you are in need of auto service in the East Valley.  Don’t forget to ask them about their cheap oil change service.

Desert Toy Shop at 240 E. Coury Ave

Mike Smith – The owner of Desert Toy Shop has many years of experience with Toyotas.  Him and his crew specialize in classic Toyota Land Cruiser restoration and modifications, along with general 4×4 work.  Some of their additional offerings, listed on Yelp:  They specialize in Toyota, Lexus, Scion and Land Cruiser repair, along with Prius Hybrid service. They use only genuine Toyota parts, which is nice but it limits their warranty to 12 month/12,000 miles local warranty.  They are open 8AM to 6PM Mon-Fri and also 8AM to 3PM on Saturday’s.  This makes them a good choice for any quick oil change needs you might have over the weekend.  They offer a clean waiting room.

Highline Car Care at 240 E. Coury Ave Suite #119

Highline Car Care is owned and operated by Wes Hawkins and his wife Jennifer.  We offer clean and consistent ASE certified repairs, and always promise to “Offer the Right Service at the Right Time”.  We do not believe in services specifically based on mileage – Each individual car is unique and therefore has it’s own specific needs.  We offer complimentary AC quick check, Brake quick check, Diagnostic quick check, and estimates.  We use state of the art software that allows us to text message or email our digital inspection (with pictures) directly to our customers.  We are open 8:30AM to 5:30PM Mon-Thurs, and close at 4PM on Fridays and enjoy our weekends with our families.  We also offer a 24 month/24,000 mile NATIONWIDE warranty through PRONTO which does come with one free tow service per year.  Our waiting room is clean with ample seating, and includes free WiFi, coffee, water, and sometimes baked goodies.  While we always encourage you to take advantage of our loaner vehicle, Uber drop off, or personal shuttle, we can accommodate you if you wish to wait for your service.


We understand that you have choices, and hope that our research has been of some help to you in your quest for a new auto repair shop in Mesa.  We’d be happy to hear from you, so please call or send us a message if you’d like to come in for service!


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Honda & Acura Repair Service in Mesa, AZ

We love Japanese vehicles because they make so much sense to us – Two of our favorites to service are Honda & Acura.  It is evident that the Honda engineers put a lot of time and thought into each and every design, component, and accessory.  The engine compartments are always neat and easy to access.  Components are made from quality materials that do not deteriorate over time.  Nothing ever seems like an afterthought with Honda.

Honda and Acura repair service in Mesa, AZ

Highline Car Care in Mesa, AZ – Tucked away just south of the US60 and West of Mesa Drive. Next door to La Mesa RV

Common Honda & Acura Maintenance

Highline Car Care specializes in the following repair services that are unique to Honda and Acura vehicles:

  • Timing belt & tensioner service with water pump replacement – Using only OEM quality parts with a 2 year 24,000-mile warranty
  • 90,000 mile Honda factory maintenance – Spark plugs, cabin & air filter, transmission service, brake fluid replacement, and inspection
  • Honda brake repair – Using only the finest, most quiet, and best wearing ceramic brake pads available
  • Valve adjustment – Very critical on Honda Fit and Pilot models
  • Window regulator repair – Nobody likes a window that won’t roll up or down
  • Door lock repair – Faulty door locks can be a nuisance
  • CV axle replacement – Axle boots are common to rip or split in AZ, spewing out all their critical lubricants
  • Oil pan reseal – We fix those leaks that leave spots in the driveway
  • Transmission service – Big or small, we know a guy
  • Air Conditioning service and compressor repair – We’ll keep you cool in the AZ summers
  • Check engine light diagnostic service – Our quick check is FREE

Don’t Let Just any Shop Service Your Honda or Acura

Honda and Acura are special and require expert attention.  They have service needs that are unique to any other vehicle manufacturer.  We have heard so many horror stories of customers being taken advantage of due to lack of experience.  Repetition makes for consistent service – A shop that is not familiar with Honda service and diagnosis may end up throwing a whole pile of unnecessary parts at your vehicle, which will cost YOU more money.  Or worse yet, affecting the longevity of your Honda.  Let the Honda Pros at Highline handle your next service and keep your car safe and reliable for many years to come.  Call or email today!

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A Classic Honda CVCC at Highline Car Care

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Dodge Dart Chrysler & Jeep Touch Screen Digitizer Repair

Highline Car Care in Mesa AZ is an automotive shop that specializes in car maintenance and repair.  But did you know that one of our specialties is automotive touch screen & digitizer repair?  Newer vehicles are relying more and more on large touch screens to control audio, climate, navigation, and other information, so when this screen fails it can become a BIG problem.  We heard our clients needs and found a solution!  Whether your touch screen digitizer has been physically cracked and damaged,  or does not respond to your touch (non responsive) – We are likely able to repair it at a fraction of the cost of buying new.


Dodge Navigation MFD Touch Screen Repair in Mesa AZ

We are currently able to repair touch screens & digitizers on the following Dodge & Chrysler models:

  • 2012-2016 Dart with 8.4″ RB5 display
  • 2011-2018 Journey with 8.4″ RB5 display
  • 2015-2016 Challenger with 8.4″ RA3 or RA4 display
  • 2013-2017 Ram with 8.4″ RA3 or RA4 display
  • 2013-2017 Dodge/SRT Viper
  • 2014-2017 Jeep Cherokee & Grand Cherokee
  • 2015-2017 Chrysler 200
  • 2015-2016 Chrysler 300
  • 2014-2017 Dodge Durango
  • All Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler 4.9″ RB3 units



This 8.4″ RB5 digitizer stopped responding to touch, and it’s owner decided to punch the display. We don’t judge, we just repair!


We are local to Mesa, AZ and usually offer same day service.  If you are not in the area, please contact us to arrange shipment for repair.  MOST repairs are $300-$500 – 1/3 to 1/2 of what the dealership charges for replacement!  We are always looking to expand our lineup of navigation repairs.  If you have a need for a model that is not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us with information.  Our auto repair shop aims to please.

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