Monthly Archives: August 2016

Panty Hose Used for Broken Belt Will it Work?

We started with a standard panty hose and loomed around the water pump and alternator (of course these 2 are vital as we need to limp to the next exit with good charring of battery and quenching of coolant system ). You will not have AC (stop sniveling if your stuck in the desert..you will be just fine. ), and Continue Reading
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Infiniti Check Engine Light PO171 Lean

The Infiniti arrived at the garage with no check engine light initially and a noticeable hesitation when accelerating. During the road test the check engine light did eventually illuminate and I did feel an intermittent hesitation when accelerating from a stop. After a brief inspection it was quickly noted that the air induction boot had separated and was sucking in Continue Reading
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Thank You Teachers!

Big thank you to all the teachers who came out to our 5th Annual Back To School Teachers Appreciation Event! Desert Car Care – In appreciation of your efforts in preparing for another school year, we want to provide you with some auto service TLC! Present your school I.D. for these services plus the opportunity to win great prizes and Continue Reading
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Easy Way To Check Catalytic Converter

A very efficient way of testing a catalytic converter for efficiency, especially with a failure of emissions, specifically a NOX (Oxides of Nitrogen failure). Ensure engine is at operating temperature and utilize a digital thermometer. A fairly inexpensive digital thermometer : https://www.amazon.com/EC-Technology-Infrared-Temperature-Thermometer/dp/B01HXNUVQE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471888807&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=digital+thermometer&psc=1 The key is a difference of at least 100 degrees from the inlet and outlet. This typically indicates Continue Reading
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Dodge Dart Brake Caliper Noise

We deal with a variety of noise related concerns that can come rolling in to the garage. This Dodge Dart was no exception as an odd rattle was clearly evident from the front of the vehicle. Driving over rough patches of road surfaces and speed bumps was when the culprit noise concern would rear its ugly head. A simple road Continue Reading
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Water Pump Toyota Corolla

Noise from an engine can be a multitude of different faults. In this case of the Toyota Corolla, a few other garages had estimated what they thought was an in internal engine failure. (Timing chain and one other garage quoted a cylinder head replacement as per valve issue.) Not the case as we quickly discovered. Our garage has some pretty Continue Reading
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5th Annual Back to School Teachers Event

Complimentary Oil Change & 15 Point Car Safety Inspection Saturday, August 20, 2015 8 a.m. – Noon In appreciation of your efforts in preparing for another school year, we want to provide you with some auto service TLC! Present your school I.D. for these services plus the opportunity to win great prizes and car service gift cards up to $100 Continue Reading
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