Category: Car & Road Safety

Monsoon Tips & How to Avoid an Engine Disaster

Unfortunately not a Margherita mix. This oil & water blend could result from blazing through a flash flooded area during the Monsoon season. Take the extra steps & ensure the plastic under carriage components are in tact & in place. Any of these protective covers missing could cause over spray & splash straight in to expensive electrical parts. If your Continue Reading
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Protecting Your Car in Extreme Temperatures

To keep your vehicle running during excessive heat, do regular maintenance on your vehicle. Take preventative precautions. If you are in traffic and idling and your engine starts to overheat turn the air conditioner off. The engine cooling fans keep the air flowing through the engine and the fans continue to run even when you are idling. What can also Continue Reading
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Monsoon Proofing Your Car

Before the rains hit the Valley, check the tread on your tires and if they are worn out, replace them. This will reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Check the rubber around the cab of the vehicle to make sure there are no leaks. This can cause serious damage to the computer system in the dashboard which can cost you thousands.
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Vehicle Tips for Tires, Wipers and Flooded Streets

Make sure your vehicle is ready to go BEFORE monsoon season. Check the rubber molding to keep water from leaking in which can lead to malfunctioning of your automatic windows, the lights in your dashboard, the radio, etc. Have your tires checked, even if it looks like they are fine from the outside. The inspection may show that the inside Continue Reading
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Summer Driving Tips

Arizona summers add another element that makes it critical to get our vehicles checked for safe travel. One message we can’t stress enough is to NEVER leave your children or pets alone in a hot car. To help create public awareness, consumers can pick up a Life-Meter™, a decal thermometer for children or pets to spread public awareness of heat Continue Reading
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Monsoon Flash Flood Safety

Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care explains the dangers of driving through flash floods during the monsoon season. The “stupid motorist law” is a costly reminder to be safe during flash floods.
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