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TOYOTA NO POWER

We dive in to the Toyota Prius that came in originally with a lack of power when accelerating. After discussions with the owner of the vehicle and recent repair history, we discovered an interesting situation. After elsewhere repaired an exhaust leak at the exhaust donut, the vehicle started to exhibit a serious symptom of no power when accelerating. We determined that the original leak was caused by excessive back pressure from a clogged/restricted catalytic converter. The converter substrate is a honey comb style filter that is compromised of rhodium,platinum and palladium. These precious metals that coat the converter allow for the catalyst (a speeding up of a gas change) ;converting the spent noxious gas fumes of carbon monoxide to spew through the substrate and ultimately out of the tail pipe as carbon dioxide. When this substrate starts to come apart ,it can lodge in the exhaust piping , causing restriction and a lack of flow—in turn a serious lack or power when ... read more

FUEL FILTER VW

When an extended crank hard start exists and there is NO check engine light illuminated on the dash, one of the often neglected ,and forgotten items to service\replace is the fuel filter. The fuel filter will trap contaminants and over time can slowly become restricted, and in some occasions cause a lack of volume of fuel to injection system, and in turn create an extended crank situation. This particular VW Beetle TDI , we utilized the Mahle brand fuel filter,as they are OE. Mahle Fuel Filter for the 06 VW TDI BEETLE http://amzn.to/2h3Gvbr Important to replace the fuel check valve that is situated on the filter itself. Re using this can cause leaks and over delivery problems. Fuel Filter Check Valve (OE) http://amzn.to/2hLXig1 As noted in the video ,it is important to really prime the filter for this particular diesel application and all diesels for that matter with diesel fuel. T ... read more

SHOCKS AND STRUTS

Learn the difference between shocks and struts and when to replace shocks. Frank Leutz gives an overview of the system cars use to keep your tires firmly on the road. Since shocks and struts have a big impact on your car’s overall safety and efficiency, it’s vital to know the signs of worn out shocks and struts. When it’s time to replace your car’s shocks and struts, get the job done right with Desert Car Care

MADD Tie One On For Safety – 3TV Phoenix

Thank you to Javier Soto TV 3TV Phoenix for your support in our “Tie One On for Safety,” campaign with partners MADD Arizona Chandler Police Department Chandler High School. Javier was the last reporter to interview Chandler Police Officer, David Payne, who was also a part of the East Valley DUI Taskforce, at our event in 2013. Sadly he was killed by a drunk driver on Oct. 31, 2014. We honor him every year. Come out and take the pledge to not drink and drive during this holiday season and receive a free pair of windshield wipers. Let’s celebrate the holidays safely! We are also accepting toys for the 911 Toy Drive W. Steven Martin and raffling this cute kids motorbike on Dec. 22. Tickets are 1 for $5 and 3 for $10. We love supporting our charitable causes during this holiday season. MADD Tie One On For Safety – 3TV Phoenix (Segment 2) MADD Tie One On For Safety – 3TV Phoenix (Segment 3)

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MADD.org – Tie One On For Safety

MADD.org – Tie One On For Safety

Commit to Tie One On For Safety, Don’t Drink and Drive this Holiday Season Desert Car Care Center of Chandler and MADD Invite You to Take the Pledge To Drive Sober We Honor Chandler Police Officer David Payne, Part of the East Valley DUI Task Force who was Killed by a Drunk Driver in 2014WHO/WHAT:
Desert Car Care Center of Chandler and MADD Phoenix partner for 4th annual “Tie One On For Safety®” public awareness campaign to remind the community to always designate a non-drinking driver. We again honor and dedicate our efforts to Chandler Police Officer David Payne, part of the East Valley DUI Task Force, who took part in our 2013 campaign and was tragically killed when hit by a drunk driver on October 31, 2014. From December 13 through December 31, come to Desert Car Care Center and sign the Pledge to Drive Sober and receive a “Tie One On For Safety®” MADD decal, a free set of windshield wi
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ROAD TRIP–THESE 3 HIGH RISK BREAKDOWNS TO AVOID

The Road Trip Season is currently ( Fall\Winter) in full swing and it is time to get the old chariot out on the open highways and enjoy the ride….maybe. Now , it is extremely important to perform ,way ahead of time, a complete bumper to bumper inspection of all safety systems and components for reliability. This is crucial. In this video we reveal the 3 most popular Road Side Assistance calls mad nationally as reported by AAA. Tires —That rubber is more important then most people realize. We take for granted how much work tires are doing and really need to slow it down and inspect. Tread wear is vital ( typically right around that 4\32″ mark of tread wear,start thinking about investing in a new pair for your ride. Tire pressure is one of the culprits to poor gas mileage and can easily be corrected. Check for the specifications stamped on the sticker, situated on the drivers side door. If that pesky TPMS or Tire Press ... read more

Ladies Car Care Clinic

Ladies Car Care Clinic

“A Healthy Car and A Healthy You!” When: Wednesday, November 30th – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 95 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler AZ 85224
RSVP: (480) 726-6400 or email [email protected] Learn how to talk to a mechanic to make the best financial decisions for you! Get ready for an interactive session and we’ll provide the gloves! Clinic taught by car care and media expert, Frank Leutz, COO of Desert Car Care Chandler and President of Phoenix Automotive Service Association. Some of the topics Frank will share and illustrate will be: Does my car need all those repairs? Maintenance tips to keep costs down. To fix or trade? That is the question. Tips to get 200,000 m

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OIL CHANGE – ENGINE OIL CLUES TO ENGINE HEALTH

Changing engine oil is not the most difficult thing you will run up against when servicing your vehicle. You drain the oil, replace the oil filter, take the time to flashlight check the vehicle and perhaps top off a few fluids Your engine oil however can be giving you vital clues as to the very health of your engine. We examine a few of the most important clues of what the aged oil you just drained from the engine could be revealing about the state of your engine health. Here are a few common signs of trouble to say the least: Chocolate Milk Oil:
If the engine oil is draining out like your favorite tasting Hershey’s Chocolate Milk, that is a sign of trouble. Specifically with the engine coolant system, as engine oil mixing with coolant or water will end up pouring like chocolate milk. When an engine overheats or runs warmer longer than designed , that vital head gasket will start to unseat the coolant ports and ultimately start seeping this coolant over in to the o
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November 5th – 22 Too Many 5K Walk/Run

November 5th – 22 Too Many 5K Walk/Run

November 5th 22 Too Many 5K Walk/Run Dedicated to Local Soldier Who Committed Suicide 88.7FM The Pulse Event Raises Awareness that Approximately 22 Veterans Commit Suicide Every DayDesert Car Care of Chandler Donates Vehicle for Raffle to Raise Funds for Vets CONTACT: SHERRY BUTLER
Sherry L. Butler Communications
602-703-3659 October 28, 2016 (Mesa, AZ) 88.7FM The Pulse Radio and The East Valley Institute of Technology announces its first 22 Too Many 5K Walk and Run on November 5, 2016. The event was created by EVIT’s 88.7FM The Pulse’s business and marketing director, whose best friend’s husband, Antouine Castaneda, an Army Ranger, committed suicide in July of 2015. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the national nonprofit, 22 Too Many. The event is at the EVIT campus at 1601 W Main St, Mesa, 85201. Registration and more information visit

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WHY YOU MAY WANT TO ASK FOR THE ASE CERTIFICATION

With close to a million lines of code on most modern day vehicles, repairing and servicing vehicles is just not quite what it used to be. Attaining ASE Certification for each category of a vehicle system is one step towards the knowledge base for that particular system. Now the certification is one small step towards growing competency of repairing a vehicle . There are many other factors, like on going training and mentoring. We provided this video as a parody of what in some occasions could become reality if you seek out an inexperienced non certified automotive technician. Remember to ask for the Certs

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