Business Spotlight: Tunex – Draper

Draper Journal, September 3, 2008 — By Peri Kinder

A reliable vehicle is more than just a luxury. In today’s commuting world, it’s almost a necessity. However, dead batteries, bad brakes, failing transmissions and other mechanical problems can put a damper on the workday. Regular preventative maintenance can catch many of these problems before they become a big inconvenience. At Tunex, located at 12470 S. Minuteman Drive in Draper, qualified technicians review each car that comes in the shop, taking the time to fix small problems before they become expensive headaches.

“It’s our cornerstone philosophy to analyze the complete car first.” says Boyd Ennis, Tunex vice president. “We diagnose and give people a price for fixing the problem before doing any repair.”

Boyd recommends regular maintenance check-ups for all vehicles, starting at about 3,000 miles with a car inspection and oil change. With more miles, Boyd says, replacing filters, inspecting brakes, flushing the power steering and transmission, and rotating tires can stave off all kinds of future mechanical problems. Although it might cost a little more to maintain your vehicle, it will become an overall cost savings in the long run. Once a small problem affects the engine or transmission, a domino effect will kick in to affect other parts of your vehicle.

“Getting a full-blown analysis at least once a year is critical,” Boyd says. “It’s a huge priority for us. No one plans on car repairs, so what we try to do is make is as painless as possible.”

To understand the advanced computer systems in today’s vehicle, the technicians at Tunex receive constant training and education to keep up-to-date on the latest technology. The experienced and qualified employees give great suggestions when it comes to car repair. Additionally, any service performed at Tunex is guaranteed for six months or 6,000 miles at any Tunex in the country.

“What worked for your dad’s car in 1975 won’t work for your car today.” Boyd says. “It’s just unbelievable the amount of computer technology. We have a checklist for each problem that comes in.”

Tunex is open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information contact 572-6612 or visit

Tunex has been in the Salt Lake area for more than 30 years offering customers top-quality car service, repair and maintenance. Boyd says Tunex employees are proud to be a part of the Draper community. The company sponsors rodeos, volunteers, at community events and helps support local efforts. The clean and comfortable store offers great customer service by providing the best car repair possible.

“We’re not the cheapest buy around, but we’re the best quality.” Boyd says. “We really sell peace of mind knowing your car has been gone all the way through.”