Our Services

For over three decades Nippon Motor Service has provided exceptional service.

We warranty all parts installed and all labor performed for 12 months or 12,000 miles.

Nippon offers complete automotive service and repair in Tucson for:

  • Toyota
  • Honda
  • Scion
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Lexus by request
Nippon Motor Service: service for Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Scion, and Subaru cars and trucks

Desert Engine Health (3,000 Mile Service)

Nippon follows the service recommendations for extreme conditions found in your owner’s manual.

Stretching an oil service in the desert to 7,500 miles is too long based on what we have seen in our shop. The Southern Arizona heat and dust are an extreme we live with. Nippon technicians change the oil and filter in their own vehicles every 3,000 miles or three months, and we perform the Desert Engine Health maintenance for our customers’ vehicles that often, as well.

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We offer a range of experience for a range of vehicles.

The Desert Engine Health (3,000 Mile Service) includes:

  • Replacement of engine oil and filter (we use Kendall oil, with Mobil 1 synthetic oil available)
  • Lube chassis and drive shaft, where applicable
  • Inspect belts, hoses, and fluid levels
  • Inspect tire condition and test and equalize tire pressure in each tire
  • Test brake fluid and clutch fluid conditions, and advise if service is needed
  • Inspect wiper blade condition
  • Test antifreeze level and condition, fill as needed, and advise if service is needed
  • Test transmission and differential fluid levels and conditions, fill if needed, and advise if service is needed
  • Inspect power steering fluid level condition, fill if needed, and advise if service is needed
  • Inspect air conditioning temperature at vents and inspect lines at sight glass for bubbles—advise if service is needed
  • Inspect battery for corrosion and water content, and advise if service is needed
  • Inspect vehicle for safety light operations, including dash lights
  • Inspect for emission testing data on licence plate
  • Inspect chassis and suspension components

Manufacturer’s Recommended Maintenance

Nippon performs manufacturer’s recommended maintenance that supports your new car warranty—for vehicles still under original warranty.

That means Nippon can provide these recommended maintenance services, and you are not required to take your vehicle to the dealer. Our professional technicians and maintenance systems are certified to provide 7,500-mile, 15,000-mile, 30,000-mile, 60,000-mile, and other major and minor scheduled manufacturer’s recommended maintenance. We also maintain all maintenance records, ensuring your warranty remains intact.

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Our career technicians go by the book so your vehicle will, too.

Review our checklists for detailed information:

Nippon Motor Service performs the following services at our 7,500-mile maintenance, in addition to any additional specific requirements of your vehicle and its warranty:

  • Oil and filter is changed and a new drain plug gasket is installed (we use Kendall oil, with Mobil 1 synthetic oil available)
  • Inspect tire condition and wear patterns and properly inflate tires
  • All four wheels are removed and all brakes are inspected, including rotors and drums (may not apply to all vehicles)
  • Brake calipers are inspected for leaks or uneven operation, and wheel cylinders are inspected for leakage
  • Tires are rotated
  • Drive belts and all visible water hoses are inspected for cracks, wear, and bulges
  • Windshield wipers and inserts are inspected
  • Windshield washer fluid is topped off
  • Brake and clutch fluid are tested for contamination
  • Antifreeze level and condition are inspected
  • Transmission and differential fluid level and condition are inspected
  • Power steering fluid level and condition is inspected
  • Air conditioner temperature is tested at the vents and the sight glass on metal line is inspected for any bubble, indicating further inspection warranted
  • Visually inspect battery for corrosion, sweating, and leaks
  • Inspect vehicle for safety light operations
  • Advise owner of emissions testing data on license plate (renewal time)
  • All suspension, steering, and chassis components are visually inspected

Nippon Motor Service performs the following services at our 15,000-mile maintenance, in addition to any additional specific requirements of your vehicle and its warranty:

  • Oil and filter is changed and a new drain plug gasket is installed (we use Kendall oil, with Mobil 1 synthetic oil available)
  • Differential fluid changed, when applicable, on automatic, front-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Inspect tire condition and wear patterns and properly inflate tires
  • All four wheels are removed and all brakes are inspected, including rotors and drums
  • Rear brakes are cleaned and adjusted, including the emergency brake
  • Brake calipers are inspected for leaks or uneven operation, and wheel cylinders are inspected for leakage
  • Tires are rotated
  • Air filter is inspected for dirt and debris
  • Drive belts and all visible water hoses are inspected for cracks, wear, and bulges
  • Windshield wipers and inserts are inspected
  • Windshield washer fluid is topped off
  • Brake and clutch fluid are tested for contamination
  • Antifreeze level and condition are inspected
  • Transmission and differential fluid level and condition are inspected
  • Power steering fluid level and condition is inspected
  • Air conditioner temperature is tested at the vents and the sight glass on metal line is inspected for any bubble, indicating further inspection warranted
  • Visually inspect battery for corrosion, sweating, and leaks
  • Inspect vehicle for safety light operations
  • Advise owner of emissions testing data on license plate (renewal time)
  • All suspension, steering, and chassis components are visually inspected

Nippon Motor Service performs the following services at our 30,000-mile maintenance, in addition to any additional specific requirements of your vehicle and its warranty:

  • Cabin / air conditioning filter is replaced, when applicable
  • Sparkplugs are replaced on some models, when applicable
  • Oil and filter is changed and a new drain plug gasket is installed (we use Kendall oil, with Mobil 1 synthetic oil available)
  • Drain and refill transmission fluid and differential fluids on automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Inspect tire condition and wear patterns and properly inflate tires
  • All four wheels are removed and all brakes are inspected, including rotors and drums
  • Rear brakes are cleaned and adjusted, including the emergency brake
  • Brake calipers are inspected for leaks or uneven operation, and wheel cylinders are inspected for leakage
  • Tires are rotated
  • Air filter is replaced only when needed
  • Electronic fuel injection system is inspected for fuel pressure leaks
  • Fuel lines are visibly inspected
  • Engine block and radiator are drained and filled with new antifreeze*, and the system is pressure tested for assurance against leaks
       * antifreeze is not always replaced — most vehicles have antifreeze that is first serviced at 60,000 or even 90,000 miles, and thereafter every 30,000 miles
  • Drive belts and all visible water hoses are inspected for cracks, wear, and bulges
  • Windshield wipers and inserts are inspected
  • Windshield washer fluid is topped off
  • Brake and clutch fluid are tested for contamination
  • Antifreeze level and condition are inspected
  • Transmission and differential fluid level and condition are inspected
  • Power steering fluid level and condition is inspected
  • Air conditioner temperature is tested at the vents and the sight glass on metal line is inspected for any bubble, indicating further inspection warranted
  • Visually inspect battery for corrosion, sweating, and leaks
  • Inspect vehicle for safety light operations
  • Advise owner of emissions testing data on license plate (renewal time)
  • All suspension, steering, and chassis components are visually inspected

Nippon Motor Service performs the following services at our 60,000-mile maintenance, in addition to any additional specific requirements of your vehicle and its warranty:

  • Cabin / air conditionin filter is replaced, when applicable
  • Tail pipe emissions testing performed and readings recorded
  • Oil and filter is changed and a new drain plug gasket is installed (we use Kendall oil, with Mobil 1 synthetic oil available)
  • Drain and refill transmission fluid and differential fluids on automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Inspect tire condition and wear patterns and properly inflate tires
  • All four wheels are removed and all brakes are inspected, including rotors and drums
  • Rear brakes are cleaned and adjusted, including the emergency brake
  • Brake calipers are inspected for leaks or uneven operation, and wheel cylinders are inspected for leakage
  • Tires are rotated
  • Air filter is replaced only when needed
  • Electronic fuel injection system is inspected for fuel pressure leaks
  • Fuel lines are visibly inspected
  • Engine block and radiator are drained and filled with new antifreeze, and the system is pressure tested for assurance against leaks
  • Drive belts and all visible water hoses are inspected for cracks, wear, and bulges
  • Windshield wipers and inserts are inspected
  • Windshield washer fluid is topped off
  • Brake and clutch fluid are tested for contamination
  • Antifreeze level and condition are inspected
  • Transmission and differential fluid level and condition are inspected
  • Power steering fluid level and condition is inspected
  • Air conditioner temperature is tested at the vents and the sight glass on metal line is inspected for any bubble, indicating further inspection warranted
  • Visually inspect battery for corrosion, sweating, and leaks
  • Inspect vehicle for safety light operations
  • Advise owner of emissions testing data on license plate (renewal time)
  • Sparkplugs are replaced on some models, when applicable
  • All suspension, steering, and chassis components are visually inspected
  • Many manufacturers also recommend timing belt replacement at 60,000 miles; please inquire for more information

Note: These maintenance recommendation lists are a generalization and may not apply to all vehicles. Please refer to your owner’s manual for specifics.

As always at Nippon, should we see something that needs to be brought to your attention, we will. Our customers make the service decisions for their vehicles, and we perform no work without customer prior approval.

Unscheduled Service and Repair

Whether your vehicle is under regular or extended warranty or not, there’s no good time for unscheduled service and repair.

Nippon is well-prepared to fully meet your car’s unscheduled service and repair needs. We also honor most extended warranty policies, and use only original manufacturer replacement parts.

If your need is not listed, chances are we can meet it—contact us to find out.

Please note that while we perform manufacturer’s recommended maintenance, warranty repairs must be conducted by the dealer.

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At Nippon, we provide Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Scion, and Subaru unscheduled service and repair in the following areas:

  • Starting system
  • Electrical system
  • Fuel leaks and fuel-related components
  • Clutch hydraulic and clutch mechanical systems
  • Brake systems
  • C.V. boots, drives, and axles
  • Coolant, overheating, radiators, hoses, thermostats, water pumps, and head gaskets
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Timing belts and chains
  • Suspension systems
  • Power steering systems
  • Engine fluids and related systems

Pre-Purchase Inspection

The best way to ensure the vehicle you are considering purchasing is what you expect is to have it thoroughly inspected.

At Nippon, we perform an extensive, 25-point inspection. All inspections are recorded and provided in a written response.

Additionally, we advise you if the official timing belt sticker is affixed on the vehicle, indicating whether the timing belt has been replaced according to manufacturer specification.

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The shop features all the tools needed to fully service your vehicle.

Our review includes:

  • Collision damage, body repair, signs of vehicle having water damage or flooding
  • Tire condition and wear patterns on all tires, including spare
  • Alignment as related to tire wear patterns
  • Condition of struts and shocks, front and rear
  • Condition of front and rear brakes, including emergency brake adjustment
  • Brake hydraulic system, brake master cylinder, brake lines, and wheel cylinders (as applicable) for possible leaks
  • Constant velocity boot (C.V. boot) for splits, cracks, and leaks
  • Steering rack boot for splits, cracks, and leaks
  • Clutch hydraulic system, clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, and pedal adjustment (if applicable)
  • Exhaust system, muffler, manifolds for exhaust leaks and other damage
  • Antifreeze level and condition
  • Transmission and differential (if applicable) level and condition
  • Brake fluid level and condition
  • Power steering fluid level and condition
  • Engine oil level and condition
  • Transmission and engine for fluid leaks
  • Outer drive belts for cracks and wear
  • Radiator hoses, heater hoses, and fuel hoses for bulges, cracks, leaks, and dry rot
  • Battery and alternator output and battery cable and terminal condition
  • Windshield wiper system operation and condition of wiper blades and inserts
  • Light operation throughout vehicle for operation/illumination
  • Air conditioning temperature at vents, and sight glass on metal line for any bubbles indicating that further inspection would be warranted—obvious AC failures that can be visually noted
  • Tail pipe emissions—note that emissions readings can be a key indicator of vehicle condition

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