About Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire

We love our cars and believe that they should be treated as a part of the family. After all, they’re essential for safely transporting the people (and pets) you love every day.

That’s why we work hard to make it fast and easy to get the service your car needs when you need it.

New Name. Same Experienced Team.

Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire used to be Ventana Automotive. Although our name changed in 2014, we kept the experienced team of mechanics in tact. The local mechanics you have come to know, love, and trust continue to pour their heart and soul into keeping all of your cars up and running.

Our dedication to service and honest repair can be seen in our positive BBB rating.

Rita Ranch Auto & Tire, LLC, Auto Repair & Service, Tucson, AZ

We strive to exceed your expectations with every visit to our shop.

While you’re waiting for your car to be repaired, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. Pour yourself a hot cup of coffee or tea, snuggle up with our shop dog, Cookie, and watch our big screen TV. Or, let us know if you’d feel more comfortable at home and we’ll be happy to give you a ride.

No matter what you prefer, your happiness means the world to us.

We believe in keeping your family safe.

When you bring your car into our local mechanic shop, we want you to rest easy knowing it’s in good hands. Your vehicle – whether it’s the sports car you’ve always dreamt of owning or the minivan you rely on to bring your kids to school – means something personal to us.

Every time you get behind the wheel with your family in tow, your safety is on the line. We work hard to keep your car running efficiently and safely so that you can go about your day worry free.

From Our Family to Yours

Rita Ranch and Vail are tight knit communities. Perhaps no one knows that better than the owner and head mechanic, Terry Newman. He and his family have lived here for over a decade. Chances are you’ve seen him, or your other fellow mechanics, at the grocery store, convenience store, or on the golf course.


rita ranch terry“I have worked with Elton (the previous owner) for over four years. Now, I am honored and proud to have your business as the new owner of Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire. I guarantee to continue to provide you with quality service that you have become accustom to.”


Our roots are deeply entrenched in Vail and Rita Ranch. That’s why we work hard to uphold our strong reputation and give you the type of experience that’ll have you raving to your family and friends.

Our Promise

We’ve never thought the expression “trust us” was particularly heartfelt or sincere. We believe in providing the kind of service that shows our integrity, gives you a good feeling with every transaction, and makes it easy for you to drop your keys on our counter and run, knowing your car will be well taken care of.

We take great pride in our work; our promise to you is to offer the same integrity-soaked service on your car as we would our own.

That means…

If there’s ever a problem, we’ll fix it. If there’s ever something we don’t feel 100% confident working on, we’ll find someone who can do the job well. We’re here to help you have the best experience with your vehicle – no matter what that looks like!

Ready to give us a try? Stop in anytime and chat with a mechanic. No appointment necessary!