Cadillac Repair, Service, & Maintenance

Serving Scottsdale, Tempe, & the Phoenix-Metro Area

Cadillac EmblemWhen you chose Cadillac, you chose quality.

Only trust your Cadillac repairs to a Cadillac Certified service technician. Legends Luxury Auto Repair’s team of ASE Advanced Master techs has over 50 years of combined experience maintaining and repairing Cadillacs. That extensive knowledge pool means they’ve seen, and repaired almost all of it.

The services Legends Luxury Auto Repair offers include:

  • Air conditioning service & repair
  • Body & trim repairs (mirrors, door handles, locks)
  • Brake repair
  • Chassis & suspension
  • Computer diagnostics
  • Cooling system service & repair
  • Custom exhaust
  • Electrical system diagnosis & repair
  • Exhaust systems & mufflers
  • Fleet services
  • Hybrid services
  • Power accessory repair
  • Power steering repair
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Shocks & struts
  • Suspension & steering repair

Cadillacs Models We Maintain, Service, and Repair

Finding a qualified service tech with the training to handle certain Cadillac models can sometimes present a challenge. At Legends Luxury Auto Repair, we accept that challenge. If Cadillac makes it, we service it: coupes, sedans, crossovers and SUVs, and even the Cadillac V-Series.

  • ATS Coupe
  • ATS Sedan
  • ATS-V Coupe
  • ATS-V Sedan
  • CT6 Sedan
  • XLR
  • XLR-V
  • STS
  • STS-V
  • Allante
  • CTS Sedan
  • CTS-V Sedan
  • Escalade & ESV
  • XT5 Crossover
  • XTS Sedan
  • Deville
  • DTS
  • El Dorado
  • Brougham
  • Classic Cadillacs

Legends Luxury Auto Repair Qualifications

If you drive a Cadillac, you want the best. Letting just anyone work on your Cadi is just out of the question. You want someone you trust, with the experience and training to handle any problem and do the work right the first time.

At Legends Luxury Auto Repair, we understand that, to you, your car is more than a way to get from Point A to Point B. That’s why we hire only the best service technicians. Our team has 50 years of experience and top certifications, including:

  • ASE Advanced Certified Technician
  • GM Master Certified
  • XLR Master Certified

For professional, friendly, and knowledgeable service, look no further than Legends Luxury Auto. The moment you walk through our door, you’ll know you found the right place.

Common Cadillac Repairs

Standard maintenance for your Cadillac includes oil changes, tire rotations, brake service, and filter changes.

Cadillac recommends referring to your owner’s manual for specifics regarding routine maintenance, as needs differ per model and year. In general, the idea of needing an oil change every 3,000 miles is obsolete. Newer Cadillacs include a Change Oil Soon notification. When you see this, you need to get your oil changed as soon as possible, but definitely within 600 miles.

Tire rotation should occur every 6,000 miles. Regular tire rotation ensures even wear for maximum tire life. You also make it more likely all four tires need to be changed at the same time. Of course, if you notice uneven wear, you may always rotate your tires before the 7,500-mile mark. The tires should be inspected with the better tires put in front.

Many Cadillac drivers choose to have their oil changed and tires rotated during the same servicing for convenience. This is perfectly acceptable, so long as you respect the 7,500-mile recommendation for tire rotation. Another service Cadillac recommends every time you have your oil changed is a conductance test on your vehicle’s battery. This helps monitor battery status and reduce the likelihood of hearing the dreaded “click, click, click” when you go to start your car.

Your brakes indicate they need changing with that telltale squeal, part of the wear indicator that lets you know the brakes are almost worn out. When you hear it, replace your brakes as soon as possible, as the wear indicator typically creates that noise when your brake pads’ thickness reaches around 2 mm.

A Brief History of the Cadillac

Cadillac, a division of General Motors, is the second oldest automobile brand in the world (Buick is the oldest). First created in 1902, this product of Detroit was named for that city’s founder, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. The famous Cadillac emblem is even a reproduction of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac’s family coat of arms.

Originally part of the Henry Ford Company, General Motors purchased Cadillac Motor Car Division in 1909. By this point, Cadillac had already earned its reputation as a luxury carmaker. Always an innovator, Cadillac introduced a variety of technical advances, including interchangeable precision parts, clashless manual transmissions, fully electric systems, and steel roofs.

The Royal Automobile Club of England awarded its Dewar Trophy to Cadillac in 1908 and again in 1912, the first American automaker to win this coveted prize. The first win was based on the interchangeability and reliability of component parts, the second for Cadillac’s incorporation of electric lighting and starters.

The first models Cadillac produced in 1902 were called the Runabout and Tonneau. These two-seat horseless carriages featured a 10 hp single-cylinder engine and made their world debut in January of 1903, during the New York Auto Show. Attendees placed over 2,000 orders for these early Cadillacs.

When GM acquired Cadillac in 1909, the division became GM’s prestige automobile, elevated above Buick, Oakland, and Oldsmobile (Chevy didn’t join the GM family until 1919).

Cadillac introduced the 70 hp, 90-degree flathead V8 in 1915, allowing its cars to drive a staggering (for the time) 65 mph, a speed most roadways couldn’t support. Drivers in 1928 got the first clashless manual transmission thanks to Cadillac’s introduction of constant mesh gears. Two years later, the company introduced the 165 hp V16 engine. Cadillac’s development of the V6, V12, and V16 helped the company earn the title “Standard of the World.”

Cadillac’s innovations continued throughout the 20th century and included shatter-resistant glass, all-steel roofs (instead of fabric or wood), and the overhead valve V8 engine.

Popular Cadillac FAQs

Why is it important to choose a Cadillac Certified technician?

Certified technicians receive training specific to General Motors vehicles, including parts and accessories, and undergo testing to prove their expertise and reliability.

What is E85 ethanol?

This is a renewable fuel comprised of 85 percent ethanol (a U.S.-based corn product) and 15 percent gasoline. E85 Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicles (also known as FFV) run on gasoline, E85 ethanol, or some combination of the two fuels.

Why should I use Cadillac parts and accessories when aftermarket brands are less expensive?

The engineers who designed your Cadillac also designed its accessories, making them the best choice for both functionality and reliability.

Can I buy directly from the Cadillac factory?

No, but you can order from the factory through an authorized Cadillac dealer.

When do I need to have regular maintenance performed?

This varies by model, year, and driving conditions. In addition to talking to your mechanic, you should check your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s recommended service schedule.

Why is the first tire rotation so important?

Tire rotation is meant to guard against irregular tread wear, which occurs more quickly with new tires, when tread is its fullest.

Do I really need to change my oil every 3,000 miles?

Probably not, depending on your model and year. Again, check your owner’s manual to be sure.