Monthly Archives: January 2017


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


A car running rough can be tricky to diagnose. On this episode we reveal a common source of faults that can cause a rough idle or at times a stalling condition, and how to easily diagnose utilizing a smoke tester. Great Smoke Tester if you will be testing many vehicles (Professional Use) : Smoke tester (inexpensive) : Be extra cautious if you are going to utilize a carborator spray to isolate vacuum leaks (very flammable)

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

We are taking the LEAD and joining C.O.P.S. for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day January 9th, 2017. For your service to our community, all officers who come in and present their badge will receive a two for one oil change which includes 5w20 semi-synthetic oil and filter, a $45 value, and a free alignment check, a $40 value, to expire on January 31st. Please stop by our Chandler location: 95 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 (480) 420-3555


Community Events


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

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