Category: Car Maintenance

2017 Final Four Car Care Tips

Watching the Final Four? Well, you will want to watch Frank Butkus-Leutz as he checked in with 3TV Phoenix to give his Final Four Car Care Tips to become vehicular champions! Originally aired on KTVK Channel 3 Arizona.
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How to Spot Pricey Repairs Before Buying Used Cars

Frank shares tips on how to spot a lemon. A young man came into the shop with a used truck that he bought on Craigslist and after two days it stopped running. He paid $1500 for the truck and the head gasket was blown and needed an engine at the cost of $5000. Plus, other repairs needed. We felt horrible Continue Reading
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Bad Driving Habits

Bad driving habits will cost you money. Heavy aggressive driving can cause your vehicle to break down parts earlier then intended. Watch for these signs including broken engine mounts, bad catalytic converter, worn spark plugs and brake pads. Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care gives tips to keep your vehicle running properly. Originally aired on ABC15 Arizona.
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Five Vehicle Warning Signs Your Nose Can Recognize

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help you avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown. When you smell any peculiar odor, you should not ignore it. Instead bring your vehicle to a professional service technician that you Continue Reading
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Rats Hiding in Car Engines During Cold Weather

It’s cold out there! Everything wants to escape the cold weather and stay warm and that includes pack rats. We have already seen several vehicles that have sustained damage from these critters sharpening their teeth on wires, plastic and rubber hoses. One customer sustained over $700 in damages, while another at approximately $300. How much wire is in your vehicle? Continue Reading
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Car Engine Coolant & Overheating

Get your car ready for the summer! Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care discusses checking your antifreeze and engine coolant to prevent overheating. Originally aired on KNXV ABC15.
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