Top Arizona Auto Repair Shops Revealed

AAA honors 30 Arizona auto repair facilities with 2017 Top Shop award 


The top repair shops in AAA Arizona’s Approved Auto Repair (AAR) program have been revealed. Now in its 16th year, 30 Arizona repair facilities earned the AAA Top Shop award for 2017. 
“Our Approved Auto Repair program identifies trusted auto repair facilities for our members, and the Top Shop award recognizes the best of those shops,” said Michelle Donati, communications manager for AAA Arizona. “We’re proud to recognize new and returning winners this year, especially shops that have received this honor for multiple times.”
To be eligible for the Top Shop award, facilities must belong to AAA’s AAR program, which requires them to adhere to more than 20 AAA standards, including:

  • Annual inspection by AAA.
  • Staff Automotive Service Excellence technicians for each area of service offered.
  • Guarantee repairs for at least 24 months or 24,000 miles for AAA members.
  • Accept the final decision of AAA in resolving disputes with AAA members.

In addition to these standards, Top Shops must also maintain a 90 percent customer approval rating. They must be actively involved in the community and uphold an exemplary business reputation.

Three shops earned the award for the first time this year: Heath’s Auto Service in Flagstaff, BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Catalina in Tucson and Accurate Automotive Attention in Yuma. Two shops have earned the award every year since its inception: Hickey Automotive in Green Valley and Borst Automotive in Tucson.

The complete list of 2017 Top Shop winners is below. The number next to the shop’s name indicates the consecutive years the facility has earned the award.

City Top Shop
Chandler ADS Auto Repair (7)
6835 W. Chandler Blvd.
Owner: Greg LaFontsee
Flagstaff Heath’s Auto Service – NEW! 
1840 W. Kaibab Lane
Owner: Heath Harris
Glendale Bell Tire & Auto Service (15)
6027 W. Bell Road
Owners: Dave & Marguerite Bankston
  Dave’s Car Care (5) 
5102 W. Peoria Ave.
Owner: David Denmon
Green Valley Hickey Automotive (16)
250 W. Calle De Las Tiendas
Owners: Ron Hickey
Marana BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Marana (6)
6055 W. Jenna Nicole Lane
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
Mesa Apache Sands Service Center (8)
7602 East Main St.
Owner: Hal Fredrickson
  Invision Auto Body (9)
4134 E. Valley Auto Drive
Owner: Chuck Danielson
Phoenix Hi-Tech Car Care (15)
2924 N. E. Thomas Road
Owner: Jim Garnand
  I-17 Collision Repair (5) 
11025 N. 23rd Ave.
Owner: Kevin Rowe
  Kelly Clark Automotive Specialists – Glendale Ave. (14)
1201 E. Glendale Ave.
Owner: Kelly Clark
Prescott Jim’s Auto Clinic (9)
1460 W. Gurley St.
Owner: Jim Booth
  Prescott Import Car Service (9)
710 Ruth St.
Owner: Steve LaFleur
Scottsdale Car Repair Company (7)
2918 N. Scottsdale Road
Owner: Jim Atkinson
  Marshall’s Service Center (4) 
8128 E. Indian School Road
Owner: Patrick Murphy
Sierra Vista Sierra Service Center (4)
296 E. Fry Blvd.
Owner: Jimmy Harlan
Sun City West Sun Cities Tire & Auto (15)
13701 W. Camino Del Sol
Owners: Wally & Cathy Moreland
Tucson Borst Automotive (16)
1255 S. Swan Road
Owner: Jon Bradford
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Rita Ranch (6)
7525 S. Houghton Road
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Oro Valley (5) 
10529 N. Oracle Road
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Oracle Crossings (5) 
7613 N. Oracle Road
Owner: Ray Piscotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Southeast (4)
2756 S. Kolb Road
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Northwest (3)
6560 N. Thornydale Road
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Rillito Downs (3)
4545 N. 1st Ave.
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – East (2) 
991 N. Pantano Road
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Camp Lowell (2) 
3245 N. Swan Road
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Catalina – NEW! 
15330 N. Oracle Road
Owner: Ray Pisciotta
  Eric’s CARSTAR Collision Center (8)
1330 S. Alvernon Way
Owner: Eric Grossman
  Milex Auto Service Center (7)
6911 E. Broadway Blvd.
Owner: Alan McGee
Yuma Accurate Automotive Attention – NEW!
1495 S. 3rd Ave.
Owner: Russell McCloud


 AAA offers a variety of automotive services. The AAR program and Top Shop list are two of many resources. Learn more at

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