DCC Thanksgiving BBQ

Desert Car Care Center will be hosting a Thanksgiving BBQ for our employees and customers on November 18, 2022 from 10am-2pm at our shop.

This would be a great opportunity to not only take advantage of our $15 OFF Oil change and oil filter service w/complimentary 15-point inspection but enjoy some good Thanksgiving grillin’. Come and hang with us for the holidays, for some grillin’ and chillin’!

Call and Schedule today. We got you covered!

We’ll shuttle you back home or work (*within 5 miles).
Offer valid on November 18th 2022

"The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for." - Norman Vincent Peale.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all." - Maya Angelou.

911 Toy Drive

Join the Gift of Giving!

Show your support by Joining Desert Car Care in its 10th Year Anniversary of supporting W. Steven Martin 911 Toy Drive and receive $20.00 OFF your next Full Synthetic Oil Change until 12/31/2022 (*call or visit our shop for details).

The Toy Drive accepts new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children 0-15 years of age, and emphasizes the need for gifts for older kids, things like sports equipment, remote-controlled cars, purses, make-up, and craft kits.

This holiday season help bring smiles to the children. 😊

Bring your Toys and Smile and we’ll take $20.00 OFF your next oil change!

What is the 911 Toy Drive?

More Than 7 Million Toys to Over a Million Children!

The W. Steven Martin 911 Toy Drive Blue Santa program serves Law Enforcement, Fire, Public Safety Officials, and Corrections Officers. This program is one of eight ongoing assistance endeavors we do to support our community, city, and state. There is no sign-up for the public; our recipients are selected by Public Safety personnel based upon direct encounters where needs are discovered.
Gifts are provided throughout the year – not just at Christmas – at no charge to the officer or family to improve the way children in need or danger see the men and women in uniform.
Over nearly four decades, some 7 million gifts have been given away to over a million children through the hands of Police, Fire, and 911 Emergency Services. We have changed young lives and family opinions in positive ways, one house at a time, and that includes the Blue Santas themselves.
Monetary contributions are used to purchase items needed to fill in donation gaps. Our largest need is always gifts for teen and pre-teen boys and girls. This age group is most vulnerable to crime, unrest, and gang activity. An officer at their door with gifts and personal items is an incredible and lifelong positive image that those in need never forget!
The W. Steven Martin Police Toy Drive Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has NO payroll expenses. We are all volunteers and supporters. ALL donations are used for gifts and expenses to keep these programs working year-round.Desert Car Care is an official Toy Drop-Off Location. If you want to help, visit or call Desert Car Care at (480) 726-6400.

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Pitty Row Adoption and Fundraiser Event

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We LOVE Pit Bull Dogs and are excited about this event to build awareness around this great family breed, low-cost spay and neuter facilities, overcrowding at the local shelters and Adopt Don’t Shop! Our fundraising efforts will benefit Two Pups Wellness Fund, https://twopups.org/, a Valley 501c3 nonprofit who provides life-saving medical funds for pets at Valley rescues and the local county shelter.

Dogs from the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control will be available for adoption and we are excited to announce two Instagram influencers who support bully breeds, ‘Mo the Screaming Staffy,’ and ‘Incredibull Stella,’ live at the event from 9am – 11am!

Donations of sturdy dog toys and fleece blankets are welcome!

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7th Annual Back to School Teacher Appreciation Event

Desert Car Care of Chandler celebrates the upcoming 2018-2019 school year with its 7th annual Back to School Teachers event. Teachers are a foundation for children. They work hard to teach our children and with budget cuts, every new school year they spend on average, up to $500 of their own money each year on supplies. In appreciation of their efforts, we give the gift of preventative maintenance to keep their vehicles reliable. Teachers will have the opportunity to win great prizes while enjoying food from The Hungry Monk food truck and java from Coffee Run, plus music and shopping with local vendors.

All teachers, with a school I.D. will receive an oil change that includes 5w20 semi-synthetic oil and filter, plus a 15-point safety evaluation test that our technician will check.

·        Lights
·        Belts – drive
·        Fluids – oil, coolant, power steering, brake, transmission
·        Hoses – coolant
·        Tire condition and pressure
·        Windshield wipers and cracks
·        Fluid levels
·        Air filter
·        Mirrors
·        Emergency brake inspection
·        Battery
·        Child seat belt check
*Both services - $49.95 value.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00am – 12:00pm
First come, first serve basis. Vouchers will be given for rescheduling if necessary.  

For more information on the event and services, contact Susie at 480-526-5539.

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National ‘Click It or Ticket’ and Seat Belts

 

National NHTSA campaign, “Click It or Ticket,” runs from May 21 to June 3rd. Traffic tickets will be issued for motorists not wearing their seat belts. Learn more about this from Chandler Police Department Traffic Division and Frank reviews the importance of having your seatbelt inspected to make sure the seatbelt lock and latch mechanisms are working properly.

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The 2nd Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit

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Our COO, Frank Leutz, will be part of an education panel for the Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit (ADDS) on January 24, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. It will be facilitated by a dedicated coalition of statewide volunteers and organizations and will focus on three key components needed to end distracted driving: Education, Engagement, and Enforcement. All are welcome to attend the event at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza (Arizona State Capitol) 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

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Take the L.E.A.D.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - Take the L.E.A.D.!

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We are excited to support Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Arizona Chapter https://www.copsarizona.org/ as we show Law Enforcement that we appreciate them. We have created an oversized Thank You card for our customers to sign and then deliver to the Chandler Chief of Police, Sean Duggan, to share with the entire department.

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Girl Scouts Attend Lifesaving Car Clinic

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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 teach basic car maintenance. The girls learned how to check the oil, tires, battery, and what to do in case of an emergency. Frank always ends his teen clinics with an emphasis on safe driving practices, particularly distracted driving.

He pointed out a dedicated website on teen driving that has been created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It shares that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. With inexperienced drivers behind the wheel, it is understandable, yet many can be prevented through education and awareness. Did you know that one in three teens who text say they have done so while driving? Is your teen one of them? Just the activity of dialing a phone number increases teen’s risk of crashing by six times, and texting while driving increases the risk by 23 times! Any distraction that takes the focus off driving reduces one’s ability to react to a road hazard, incident, or bad weather.

Frank talked about why it is important to keep both hands on the steering wheel (an unforgotten safety skill), how to properly check the rearview and side mirrors, plus the lifesaving seat belts. Then he reminded them that distracted driving is more than just phone activity. It includes activities such as eating or drinking, applying makeup, changing the radio station, riding with an unrestrained pet, and having their friends as passengers. Anything that takes your eyes off the road even for five seconds could cost them their lives.

Not something teens want to hear, yet according to a report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, they suggest not allowing teen drivers to drive with their friends. Just having one friend in the car makes a young driver 44 percent more likely to crash. In fact, having three or more passengers younger than age 21 has been associated with almost quadrupling a driver’s risk of being killed in a crash.

Some teens were accompanied to the event by their mothers, and he shared with them to not be afraid to set firm rules for driving. He and his wife did with their daughter, and she understood that it was because they loved her. And reminded the girls that their parents are strict because of their love for them, period. And with that said he congratulated them on the completion of their clinic and all passed to get their automotive badge!

Frank has a deep passion for educating his clients and the community on automotive care, so if you have a civic, neighborhood or business group that would like to schedule a car care clinic for first-time drivers, or a ladies car care clinic, please contact Susie Wong at Desert Car Care of Chandler at 480-420-3555 or schedule online at www.desertcarcare.com.

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6th Annual Back to School Teacher Appreciation Event!

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Desert Car Care of Chandler welcomes back teachers for the 2017-2018 school year with its 6th annual Back to School Teachers Appreciation event. Teachers work hard all year for children and with limited budgets, they spend on average, up to $500 of their own money each year on supplies. In appreciation of their efforts, we offer a gift of preventative maintenance to keep their vehicles reliable. The event is Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 8:00am – 12:00pm and it is first come, first serve basis. Vouchers will be given for rescheduling.  See our Facebook page for the flyer.

Teachers who provide a school I.D. will receive a complementary oil change - includes 5w20 semi-synthetic oil and filter, and a 15-point safety evaluation test. Auto technicians will check these areas while teachers relax and enjoy food from The Hungry Monk food truck, music and prizes!  

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

CHANDLER POLICE DEPARTMENT

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

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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

Jeep covered in Tie One on ribbons

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 2014

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WHO/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 wiper blades and a voucher for 20% off any repair or service up to $100.00 through January 31, 2017.

WHEN:
Monday, December 13

WHERE:
Desert Car Care of Chandler
95 North Dobson Road, Chandler

Pledge To Drive Sober:This holiday season, I give my family, my friends and myself the gift of life. I pledge to not drink and drive or ride with an impaired driver, let my friends drink and drive or ride with an impaired driver, and to always wear my seatbelt. I make the commitment to always have a designated driver.

About: For more information call 480-726-6400.

Those who sign the pledge, through December 31, will receive a “Tie One On For Safety®” MADD Ribbon, a free set of windshield wiper blades and a voucher for 20% off any repair or service up to $100.00 through January 31, 2017

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Help us spread the message this holiday season by sharing our “Tie One On For Safety®” button on Facebook and Twitter. *Note – complimentary gifts for on-site visit pledges only.

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Officer Payne

According to a news article in the Arizona Republic, Officer Payne was killed shortly after midnight Oct. 31 when his motorcycle was rear-ended as he waited for a light at Chandler Boulevard and Pennington Drive in Chandler. Police and safety officials describe the suspect in his death, Brian Yazzie, as the sort of chronically impaired driver that troubles them the most. Yazzie had a blood-alcohol content of .29 percent, more than three times the .08 percent limit at which Arizona drivers are presumed impaired under state law.

Last year in Arizona, 281 people were killed — 30 of those were killed during the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day — in alcohol-related crashes. The average Blood Alcohol Consumption (BAC) of the 30,000 people arrested in Arizona for DUI was 0.151 – nearly DOUBLE the legal limit. Although the “legal BAC limit” is set at .08, Arizona has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to DUI. You can be arrested for DUI by being “impaired to the slightest degree”. In Arizona, a DUI can cost a first-time offender about $10,000.

Some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That is why every holiday season MADD asks you to display a MADD red ribbon in a visible location to remind others to always designate a non-drinking driver.

Tips to keep your family & friends safe this season:

  • Promote the non-drinking designated driver concept in party invitations.
  • Host parties by providing alternate transportation or accommodation.
  • Have bedrooms and your sofa ready for those who need to spend the night.
  • Provide plenty of food, yet avoid too many salty snacks, which tend to make people thirsty and drink more.
  • Designate a non-drinking driver BEFORE the celebration begins.

“The accidents that happen are preventable and we can’t remind people enough, especially around the festive holiday season, to make the commitment to have a designated driver,” states Frank Leutz, CEO of Desert Car Care Chandler.

Desert Car Care of Chandler is a leader in the automotive industry and an award winning shop with ASE Certified Master Technicians. Named 2015 and 2014 East Valley Tribune’s Get Out Best of Chandler, 2013 “Angie’s List” Super Service Award recipient, 2012 Phoenix Business Journal “Best Places to Work,” 2012 Motor Age Magazine “Top Shops” nominee, members of Chandler Chamber of Commerce, NARPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), ASA (Automotive Service Assoc. of Arizona) IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network) and the Better Business Bureau. Frank Leutz, COO, is the President of the ASA Phoenix Chapter with over 150 members. Frank is also a media expert for local television news on all things automotive.

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