Category Archives: Car Maintenance

ALLERGY PROOFING YOUR CAR

AH-CHOO! Our fearless leader, Frank Butkus-Leutz, hopes this segment on 3TV Phoenix’s Good Morning Arizona with anchor, Jaime Cerreta, helps all of you who are dealing with these nasty allergies this Spring! Keep it clean, people

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IS YOUR CAR CAUSING YOU ALLERGY PROBLEMS?

Allergies got you sneezing? Watery eyes? Make sure you are free of the nastiness in your car! Frank Butkus-Leutz delivered tips on ABC15 Arizona

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2017 FINAL FOUR CAR CARE TIPS

Watching the Final Four? Well, you will want to watch Frank Butkus-Leutz as he checked in with 3TV Phoenix to give his Final Four Car Care Tips to become vehicular champions! Originally aired on KTVK Channel 3 Arizona

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HOW TO SPOT PRICEY REPAIRS BEFORE BUYING USED CARS

Frank shares tips on how to spot a lemon. A young man came into the shop with a used truck that he bought on Craigslist and after two days it stopped running. He paid $1500 for the truck and the head gasket was blown and needed an engine at the cost of $5000. Plus, other repairs needed. We felt horrible for this young man losing his investment. Please let us help you. This segment on ABC15 Arizona is to help you spot possible repairs and save you

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BAD DRIVING HABITS

Bad driving habits will cost you money. Heavy aggressive driving can cause your vehicle to break down parts earlier then intended. Watch for these signs including broken engine mounts, bad catalytic converter, worn spark plugs and brake pads. Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care gives tips to keep your vehicle running properly. Originally aired on ABC15 Arizona

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FIVE VEHICLE WARNING SIGNS YOUR NOSE CAN RECOGNIZE

FIVE VEHICLE WARNING SIGNS YOUR NOSE CAN RECOGNIZE

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help you avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown. When you smell any peculiar odor, you should not ignore it. Instead bring your vehicle to a professional service technician that you trust to get an informed opinion on the nature of the odor. Unusual smells can be the sign of serious and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing there is no harmful damage to your car,” states Frank Leutz, COO, Desert Car Care of Chandler. THE SNIFF TEST & 5 WARNING SIGNS: 1. The smell of burnt rubber could be slipping drive belts or leaking, cracked or bloated radiator hoses. Do not reach in under the hood if the engine compartment is hot. 2. The smell of hot oil could mean that oil is leaking onto the exhaust syst ... read more

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RATS HIDING IN CAR ENGINES DURING COLD WEATHER

It’s cold out there! Everything wants to escape the cold weather and stay warm and that includes pack rats. We have already seen several vehicles that have sustained damage from these critters sharpening their teeth on wires, plastic and rubber hoses. One customer sustained over $700 in damages, while another at approximately $300. How much wire is in your vehicle? According to the Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians Manual, the average vehicle contains over 30 miles of wiring. How to prevent this damage? Here are some tips to keep your vehicle safe! Tips To Prevent Pack Rats From Attacking Your VehicleBe Alert. If you park outside keep your eyes open for rat droppings and pieces of cactus that show up near or under your vehicle. Lift and check under the hood often. Be extra careful when heavy rain or cold weather may cause rats in the area to look for better quarters. • Check for pack rat nests. Lo ... read more

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT GOES ON

Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care discusses top tips on what it can mean for your check engine light and how to fix

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Car Maintenance & Repair Tips for the New Year

Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care gives car maintenance tips for getting your car ready for the New Year. Originally aired on KNXV

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FIXING YOUR CAR & SAVING MONEY

Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care explains money saving advice for fixing your car. Originally aired on KPNX

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