Category: Car & Road Safety

NHTSA’s “Click It or Ticket”

NHTSA’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs until June, 4. Frank Butkus-Leutz and Chandler Police Department share importance of wearing seat belts and tips for safety with Kylee Cruz TV azfamily 3TV CBS 5. Tween passengers, 8-14 years old, don’t like to buckle up. “Life as a parent is full of compromises, but seat belt safety for my child is Continue Reading
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Dangerously HOT Cars – Keep Kids & Pets Safe!

The temps are high and that means keeping your children and pets safe in the vehicle! We are grateful to ABC15 Arizona for having Frank on to share great tips for everyone’s safe journey and vehicle maintenance. We have the Life Meters in the shop if you want to come by and pick one up ! A great reminder and Continue Reading
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New Year New Goals For Vehicle Care

New year, new goals for caring for your car. Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care gives tips to keep your vehicle running properly for the new year. Originally aired on ABC15 Arizona.
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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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