Category Archives: Car & Road Safety

VEHICLE AC TIPS

We have been BUSY with tuning up the air conditioners! Are you having any issues? Here are tips from Frank Butkus-Leutz on ABC15 Arizona to help and share. Keep cool

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 not up for negotiation.” NEVER GIVE UP UNTIL THEY BUCKLE UP

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 helping to build awareness. Keep cool

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

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 in Phoenix/Chandler, stop by the Garage for a quick flashlight inspection

TIPS TO KEEP KIDS & PETS SAFE IN EXCESSIVE HEAT

Dangerous heat wave begins today in the Phoenix Valley! Frank with Desert Car Care Chandler and ABC15 news give you tips to keeping your kids and pets safe

RISING TEMPERATURES ARE HERE AND A REMINDER TO NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PET IN A CLOSED CAR

RISING TEMPERATURES ARE HERE AND A REMINDER TO NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PET IN A CLOSED CAR

VEHICLE SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN AND PETS NO MATTER THE DISTANCE YOU TRAVEL May 4, 2015(Chandler,AZ) The rising temperatures add a sense of urgency to get our vehicles checked for safe travel no matter the distance. The most important message is to never leave your child or pet in a closed car when it is hot outside. Heat stroke sets in quickly and every year children and pets die. Every year, a Valley media outlet reports a child or a dog left in a hot car has died or is in critical condition. Desert Car Care of Chandler is giving out a free public education awareness tool, the Life-Meter™, which shows how fast the inside temperature can change and how dangerous it is to leave children or pets alone. IMPORTANT: This is a public education awareness tool only. Stop by to pick one up at 95 N. Dobson Road, Chandler or go to www.desertcarcare.com. A child’s body temperature climbs three to five times faster than an adult’s, especially in a hot car. In less than 30 minutes ... read more

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 help is to turn on your heater. The best advice is to shut the vehicle down and call a tow truck. Learn more about radiator hoses, coolant system and water pump

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

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 of the tire tread is worn, which can make for a dangerous ride when the roads are flooded. Don’t drive through large areas of water where you run the risk of damaging your engine. The cost to fix an engine can be into the thousands of dollars. Use common sense and be safe out there