Automotive Recalibration Center was established in Tucson, Arizona in 1977. Our automotive garage’s location was on Stone avenue one block south of Grant, adjacent to a two-bay gas station. Although the gas pumps were out of commission, our car repair services continued at full speed! When we began, our simple mission was to “make cars run right”, and our focus was was helping vehicles increase their fuel economy and overall performance. As the times have continued to change since then, and fuel efficiency is a growing priority among automobile manufacturers, we have adjusted our business focus towards all other areas of automobile repair in Tucson.
As with all industries, the automobile industry continued to change with every new year. The cars being produced were increasingly more fuel efficient and began adhering to more stringent emission standards. In response to this, we once again switched our focus to problem solving, diagnosis and repair, when these vehicles were not performing properly.
Our final evolution was to also to focus on providing vehicle maintenance to help our client’s cars extend their lives with routine fine tuning and care. We realized many years ago that a well maintained vehicle not only performs better but it lasts longer, resulting in lower annual costs for the owner. We perform Fleet Maintenance, expert transmission repair, New vehicle Maintenance, that includes manufacture service interval recommendations generally at a price substantially less than the dealer. We also provide any vehicle service other than collision repair.
The previous story tells the tale of how Automotive Recalibration Center grew from a small auto garage into a true, full-service Automotive Repair Center in Tucson, AZ. We hope that you’ll give us an opportunity to prove our commitment to you. Call or stop in today!
In 1978, after graduating Santa Rita High School, I (Sam Santistevan) enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at Pima Community College. While attending college I took a part time job at Automotive Recalibration Center. Each day, I was excited to be applying what I learned in school to an actual working environment. In 1980 I graduated with honors, receiving an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology and immediately brought my skills and my education to Automotive Recalibration Center in a full time position. One might say that this is the only job that I’ve ever had. How lucky I was to do what I loved doing; working on cars and helping people. 1981 was a big year for me, not only did we move the car repair shop to our present location 2455 S. Craycroft in Tucson, but this was the year I married my wonderful wife Lydia.
Things were going great, and then in late 1982 the two founding partners split, I was offered the opportunity to become a partner in the business. I seized that opportunity. Then in 1985 my wife and I became sole owners of Automotive Recalibration Center. In the late 1980’s the business was incorporated, slowly we began the process of our evolution to the state of the art automotive repair center we have become today. We repair and maintain both import and domestic cars and light duty vehicles. We service and repair light to medium duty trucks. Our primary specialty is vehicle maintenance which gives us a unique opportunity to spot most problems before they become major repairs.
I am an A.S.E. certified Master Mechanic and Engine Performance Specialist. I take my education seriously and remain committed to ongoing learning as automotive technologies progress. I have served on the board of directors for the Southern Arizona Better Business Bureau for the last ten years where it’s been my privilege to become Chairman of the Board for the second time. I belong to the Tucson Association of Executives, where I have the honor of being past President. I have served on the automotive advisory council to Pima Community College. I have had the privilege of serving as an automotive expert witness as well as an independent arbitrator for warranty dispute settlements. Contact me at email@example.com
We are a family run operation. When you call or come in to Automotive Recalibration Center, you get to speak with the owner, from the moment you drop your vehicle off until you pick it up and even after if you have a question. We always take the time to explain the service that we recommend and we only recommend the services that you need. We keep the waiting area presentable and appealing to all of our customers, from a well stocked candy dish to current and diverse magazines. My lead mechanic Omar Ramos, has been part of the family for eleven years. The rest of the crew is treated just like family too
You won’t find any high pressure sales tactics, just honest car repair service for a fair and reasonable price. Not only is it our mission to “Fix Cars Right” but to service our clients properly. You won’t see any big advertisements or specials to get you in the door; we rely on referrals and our reputation to grow our business one client at a time. It gives me a great sense of pride to say that through the years that many of our clients have become close personal friends, not many businesses can make that claim.