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Car Noise in Winter Weather

Car Noise in Winter Weather

  Do you start your engine only to hear popping, squeaking, whining or moaning? Frank shares what these noises mean and tips on what may need to be replaced when you hear them

Automotive Technology Diagnostics That Save You Money

Automotive Technology Diagnostics That Save You Money

  Diagnose what you can’t see to save money on repairs. Two pieces of technology that give conclusive diagnosis are the Borescope video camera for packrat issues, faulty wiring and connections, and flood damage; the other is the thermal imaging camera which helps mechanics look at hot spots in radiator, exhaust temperatures and A/C systems

Preventing Rodents from damaging your vehicle

Preventing Rodents from damaging your vehicle

  Frank provides tips for consumers to get automotive insurance claims paid. Does your mechanic have the latest diagnostic technology? One of our clients came in and had maggots coming out of the air vents! We invested in purchasing a borescope scan which is a $12,000 piece of diagnostic technology to evaluate situations like these. Without this borescope, this client would have paid $900 to $1100. Check out this video to see how this all worked out!  

Tie One On for Safety and Pledge to NEVER Drink and Drive.

Tie One On for Safety and Pledge to NEVER Drink and Drive.

We are grateful to MADD Phoenix and Chandler Police Department our partners for 6th annual ‘Tie One On For Safety®’ public awareness campaign to designate a non-drinking driver during the holiday season. At our first event in 2013, Chandler Police Officer David Payne was a spokesperson at the event. On October 31, 2014, while on duty and stopped at a red light, Officer Payne was rear-ended by an impaired driver who was determined to be more than three times the legal limit. Tragically, Officer Payne did not survive his injuries and died and now we continue to educate the public in honor of his dedication and passion against drunk driving. Officer Payne was a motorcycle officer for the Chandler Police Department and he also served on the East Valley DUI Task Force

Holiday Car Buying

Holiday Car Buying

Holiday shopping for a Used Car? Frank shares tips to keep you safe AND save you on future costly repairs. Check engine light Tires Engine compartment Was this car in an accident? Warranty transfer. Vehicle too detailed or too clean? Flood damage Recalls Check service invoices for work done

Girl Scouts Attend Lifesaving Car Clinic

Girl Scouts Attend Lifesaving Car Clinic

You protect your children as they grow up from all sorts of dangers and when they become teens, driving is now added to the list. Before handing over the keys, help by educating them about automotive safety and distracted driving. Need help? An automotive expert and small business owner is in the Chandler neighborhood and happy to help. For several years, Frank Leutz, COO of Desert Car Care of Chandler, has provided automotive clinics for teens and women. They are available about once a quarter or sooner if needed. Various organizations and groups come to the automotive shop to learn more about simple automotive maintenance, vehicle safety, what to do in case of an emergency and safe driving practices. Recently, ten teens from various Chandler high schools, who are members of the Cholla Girl Scouts of Chandler, scheduled a teen clinic with the goal to earn their automotive badge. To start the fun, Frank handed out festive orange safety gloves, then led an interactive workshop to teac ... read more

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