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Holiday Food Drive

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From now until December 20th, customers can bring in 3 non perishable food items to our Chandler location and receive $5 off their services. All items will be donated to Chandler Christian Community for Christmas to help those in need.

The Chandler Christian Community Center was organized in 1966 for the purpose of providing assistance to those who were in need. The center has provided emergency food to the needy of this community. The numbers have increased dramatically over the years. Today it remains the largest charitable Food Bank organization in the community, providing food to the low income and homeless in the area.

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Holiday Food Drive

Brakes for breasts

DURING OCTOBER WE WILL BE OFFERING FREE BRAKE PADS! YOU PAY LABOR AND ANY ADDITIONAL PARTS AND WE CONTRIBUTE 10% TO CLEVELAND CLINIC

Help us put the BRAKES on Breast Cancer and at the same time give you FREE Brake Pads!

Brakes for breasts

Please join us in achieving our 2014 goal of raising $100,000 for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Help us support Dr. Touhy’s research and help create a world where your daughters and granddaughters will never have to worry about the tragedy of facing breast cancer. Additionally, this research is also spearheading a vaccine for ovarian, prostrate and other cancers!

Not sure what you really need? Courtesy inspection FREE!

—Call Frank for—
THE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE THAT YOU DESERVE
480-726-6400

Please Note: This promotion is good at our Chandler location only.

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National Tire Safety Week

“Be tire smart – Play Your PART” this summer and learn the signs of worn tires. Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care explains vehicle safety with proper tire pressure and tire rotation. Before your next road trip, be sure to check your vehicle tire treads looking for worn or uneven tire wear, the steel cords and tire bars. Originally aired on KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix. To learn more, visit Desert Car Care.

National Tire Safety Week – Part 2

“Be tire smart – Play Your PART” this summer and check your vehicle for worn tires. Frank Leutz with Desert Car Care explains the importance of having your tires checked every oil service. Before your next road trip, purchase a tire pressure gauge and check your vehicle tire treads and spare tire. Be sure to look for worn and uneven tire wear or tire separation.

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Engine Coolant System Evaluation

engine coolant

Come in today for a complimentary engine coolant system evaluation. It’s Complimentary and EZPZ!

  • Air conditioning system
  • Battery
  • Rubber hoses and belts
  • Tires
  • Fluids
  • Electrical testing (additional fees may apply)

Triple digits are coming back, take preventative measures to assure that your car doesn’t overheat. If it does and your radiator has to be replaced, you may have sustained more damage to the engine. The way to test for engine damage is to do a block test to check the head gasket.

The head gasket plays a very important role in the function of your car’s engine, and a blown head gasket can cause serious damage and lead to major repairs. A head gasket is a seal that is fitted between the piston cylinder head and the engine block. The car’s engine is an internal combustion engine. For combustion to occur inside the piston chamber, high compression pressure must be achieved. The head gasket seals the combustion process and prevents the coolant and engine oil from mixing together in the combustion chamber. A blown head gasket can cause engine malfunction and significant loss of engine power.

  1. Watch your engine temperature gauge. If your car is constantly overheating it may be a symptom of a blown head gasket.
  2. Are you adding antifreeze more frequently? There are a few places you should never see antifreeze: falling from the sky, in your cereal bowl or coming out your tailpipe!
  3. Check your car’s oil level with the oil dipstick. If you notice froth on the dipstick, there may be coolant mixed in with the oil due to a faulty head gasket.
  4. Watch for sweet smelling white smoke with water droplets coming from the exhaust pipe.

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Hot Temps A/C Vehicle Safety Inspection

Life meter

We are extending our vehicle temperature safety inspection until June 30, 2014! Stop by Desert Car Care of Chandler for a $27 Vehicle Temperature Safety Inspection and receive a Life-Meter™ child/pet vehicle awareness thermometer to display inside the vehicle.

Vehicle Temperature Safety Inspection Includes:

  • Air conditioning system
  • Battery
  • Rubber hoses and belts
  • Tires
  • Fluids
  • Electrical testing (additional fees may apply)

The rising temperatures add a sense of urgency to get our vehicles checked for safe travel. The most important message is to never leave your child or pet in a closed car. Heat stroke sets in quickly and every year children and pets die. They can’t open windows and cracking the windows does not help. To provide education for the entire family the Life-Meter™ shows how fast the inside temperature can change and how dangerous it is to leave them alone. IMPORTANT: This is a public education awareness tool only.

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, the temperature inside a car can increase 35 degrees. This causes hyperthermia, in its advanced state referred to as heat stroke sending thousands of children every year to emergency rooms. Pets are equally prone to suffering heatstroke. Temperature increases inside a vehicle can cause your pet to suffer irreversible brain, kidney damage and or lead to death.

“Our children, including our pets, are precious family members and need to be safe when traveling,” states Frank Leutz, COO of Desert Car Care Centers. “Take the time to get your vehicle checked to reduce your chances of a heat-related vehicle emergency putting your family in danger.”

Tips to keep children and pets safe:

  1. Leaving your child or pet in a car with the air conditioning running is dangerous. The air conditioning compressor can shut down if the engine gets too hot and blow hot air into the car.
  2. Key areas of the vehicle to have checked. The heat is hard on rubber and batteries. Have your tires, rubber hoses, wiper blades, fluids, and battery checked at least monthly.
  3. What to do if my vehicle breaks down? Carry plenty of water, a cooler with ice, ice packs, sunscreen, cool loose clothing, towels, blankets in case you have to sit on asphalt, umbrellas for shade and a small car-battery-powered fan, collapsible drinking cup, and jumper cables are some the items to have on hand. To prevent heat stroke: For children, a damp cool rag applied to the back of the neck and aim the fan at them to cool. For pets, offer water to drink, then gently spray or apply cool, tepid water to the overheated dog. Do not use ice water, ice baths or apply ice to an overheated dog. You can apply wet, cool towels along the dog’s chest, abdomen, between its legs and around the neck and aim the fan to cool down.
  4. Seat belts and harness. Have them checked to make sure they are working properly. Children 5 – 8 years old or less than 4 feet 9 inches tall, should be riding in belt-positioning booster seats in the back seat. Keep animals secured in the car inside a ventilated animal crate or in a pet-safety harness.
  5. Let your vehicle cool down. Before loading the kids and pets in the car, turn on the air and let the vehicle cool down so that the seatbelts, leather upholstery are ok to touch.
  6. Hot asphalt. Children can kick off their shoes and be in a hurry to get outside and forget how hot the ground is. Veterinarians see too many dogs with burnt paw pads. Purchase an extreme all-weather boot for your dogs to keep their pads safe.
  7. Install a side window shade. Keeping it cooler and protecting the eyes as well as allowing your child or pet to see outside.
  8. Lock car doors. Children like to play and an unlocked car can be deadly. Once in the car, they can become confused by the door handle’s shape and be unable to open the door from the inside. Also, children may accidentally lock doors by leaning on a power control device and be unable to get out. According to a National SAFE KIDS Campaign survey, only half of all parents lock their cars when they park at home.
  9. First aid kit – sunscreen, bandages in different sizes, Benadryl, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, sterile saline (contact lens solution), roll gauze and gauze sponges, tweezers, multi-tool with scissors, adhesive tape, muzzle.
  10. Charged cell phone with emergency numbers of police, highway patrol and your mechanic in your cell phone and written down in the owner’s manual of your vehicle in case your cell phone battery runs down.

Desert Car Care Service Centers are a leader in the automotive industry with award-winning shops in Chandler and Gilbert. ASE Certified Master technicians at all locations. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology and provide you with warranties on both parts and labor. Service excellence and long term relationships are our driving force. Desert Car Care Centers named 2012 Phoenix Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”, 2012 Motor Age Magazine “Top Shops” nominee, 2013 “Angie’s List” Super Service Award recipient, members of NARPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), ASA (Automotive Service Association of Arizona) of which Frank Leutz serves as President, IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network) and the BBB (Better Business Bureau). For more information visit www.desertcarcare.com.

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Community Food Drive

Community Food Drive

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 24
WITH EVERY SERVICE, $5 WILL BE DONATED TO THE FOOD DRIVE

The Chandler Christian Community Center was organized in 1966 for the purpose of providing assistance to those who were in need. The center has provided emergency food to the needy of this community. The numbers have increased dramatically over the years. Today it remains the largest charitable Food Bank organization in the community, providing food to the low income and homeless in the area.

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The following items are staple items that we will purchase and deliver:

  • Peanut butter
  • Dried beans and rice
  • Canned vegetables and meats
  • Children’s cereal
  • Cooking oil
  • Sugar and Salt

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN GIVING TO OUR COMMUNITY!

– The Desert Car Care Team

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Back to School Complimentary Oil Change for Teachers

Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL WELCOMES TEACHERS WITH
COMPLIMENTARY OIL CHANGE AND 15 POINT CAR SAFETY INSPECTION

WIN STAPLES BACK TO SCHOOL SAVINGS PASSES, CAR SERVICE PRIZES AND MORE

August 7, 2013 (Chandler, AZ) Back to school is not just for students. Teachers work hard getting their classrooms ready in preparation for another year of educating our children. To celebrate them and keep their cars in tip-top shape, Desert Car Care Center of Chandler hosts their Second Annual Back to School Teachers event. Teachers with a school ID will receive a complimentary oil change and 15 point safety evaluation test (both services a $49.95 value) and the opportunity to win Staples Back to School Savings Passes, car service prizes, a Keurig coffee maker and more. Festivities are Saturday, August 24 from 8 am to 12 pm at 95 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. For more information call 480-726-6400 or visit www.desertcarcare.com. * First come first serve *Vouchers will be available for rescheduling if necessary.

Teachers work hard behind the scenes to get ready for the upcoming school year. In many cases, budgets run out so they spend their own money to have the supplies they need and taking care of children who may need extra help. Community support is important to assist them. Transportation to and from work is essential and to alleviate some stress in this area, a local automotive service business is reaching out to help in reducing their stress for potential vehicle nightmares.

“Teachers are an invaluable part of our community, and often times aren’t credited enough for the hard work they are so committed to,” states Frank Leutz, owner and CEO of Desert Car Care Center of Chandler. “We want to recognize their efforts and provide them with some auto service TLC. Their vehicle reliability is important and we want to help.”

Complimentary Oil Change includes 5w20 semi-synthetic oil and filter.

Complimentary 15 Point Safety Evaluation includes checking:

  • 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 a $49.95 value

Desert Car Care Centers are a leader in the automotive industry with award-winning shops in Chandler and Gilbert with ASE Certified Master Technicians at all locations. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology and provide you with warranties on both parts and labor. Named 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.
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Sherry L. Butler
Sherry L. Butler Communications
8390 E. Via de Ventura, #F110-126
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
602.703.3659
www.slbcom.com
Twitter: @sherrybutlerpr

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$27 Vehicle Temperature Safety Inspection

Life Meter

Vehicle temperature safety inspection is $27 and receives a Life-Meter™ child/pet vehicle awareness thermometer to display inside the vehicle.

Vehicle Temperature Safety Inspection Includes:

  • Air conditioning system
  • Battery
  • Rubber hoses and belts
  • Tires
  • Fluids
  • Electrical testing (additional fees may apply)

May 29, 2013(Chandler, AZ)…The temperatures are rising and the automotive experts at Desert Car Care want to remind you to take extra precautions for the safety of all of our children, including our family pets. Stop by any Desert Car Care location for a vehicle temperature safety inspection and a receive a Life-Meter™ child/pet vehicle awareness thermometer to display inside the vehicle. For more information call 480-855-8300.

The rising temperatures add a sense of urgency to get our vehicles checked for safe travel. The most important message is to never leave your child or pet in a closed car. Heat stroke sets in quickly and every year children and pets die. They can’t open windows and cracking the windows does not help. To provide education for the entire family the Life-Meter™ shows how fast the inside temperature can change and how dangerous it is to leave them alone. IMPORTANT: This is a public education awareness tool only.

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, the temperature inside a car can increase 35 degrees. This causes hyperthermia, in its advanced state referred to as heat stroke sending thousands of children every year to emergency rooms. Pets are equally prone to suffering heatstroke. Temperature increases inside a vehicle can cause your pet to suffer irreversible brain, kidney damage and or lead to death.

“Our children, including our pets, are precious family members and need to be safe when traveling,” states Frank Leutz, COO of Desert Car Care Centers. “Take the time to get your vehicle checked to reduce your chances of a heat-related vehicle emergency putting your family in danger.”

Tips to keep children and pets safe:

  1. Leaving your child or pet in a car with the air conditioning running can be dangerous. The air conditioning compressor can shut down if the engine gets too hot and blow hot air into the car.
  2. Key areas of the vehicle to have checked. Have your air conditioning system, tires, rubber hoses, fluids, and battery checked?
  3. Car breaks down? Carry plenty of water, a cooler with ice and ice packs, non-perishable food, sunscreen, cool loose clothing, blankets in case you have to sit on asphalt, umbrellas for shade and a small car-battery-powered fan, and jumper cables are some the items to have on hand. For children, a damp cool rag applied to the back of the neck can help to prevent heat stroke. For pets, offer water and wet down your dog as well as putting a towel in ice water to sit on and then aim the fan to cool. The air blowing over your dog’s wet skin and fur cools him/her just as your sweat in a breeze cools you.
  4. Seat belts and harness. Have them checked to make sure they are working properly. Children 5 – 8 years old or less than 4 feet 9 inches tall, should be riding in belt-positioning booster seats in the back seat. Keep animals secured in the car inside a ventilated animal crate or in a pet-safety harness.
  5. Let your vehicle cool down. Before loading the kids and pets in the car, turn on the air and let the vehicle cool down so that the seatbelts, leather upholstery are ok to touch.
  6. Hot asphalt. Children can kick off their shoes and be in a hurry to get outside and forget how hot the ground is. Veterinarians see too many dogs with burnt paw pads.
  7. Install a side window shade. Keeping it cooler and protecting the eyes as well as allowing your child or pet to see outside.
  8. Lock car doors. Children like to play and an unlocked car can be deadly. Once in the car, they can become confused by the door handle’s shape and be unable to open the door from the inside. Also, children may accidentally lock doors by leaning on a power control device and be unable to get out. According to a National SAFE KIDS Campaign survey, only half of all parents lock their cars when they park at home.
  9. First aid kit – sunscreen, bandages in different sizes, Benadryl, antiseptic wipes
  10. Charged cell phone with emergency numbers of police, highway patrol and your mechanic in your cell phone and written down in the owner’s manual of your vehicle in case your cell phone battery runs down.

Desert Car Care Service Centers are a leader in the automotive industry with award-winning shops in Chandler and Gilbert. ASE Certified Master technicians at all locations. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology and provide you with warranties on both parts and labor. Service excellence and long term relationships are our driving force. Desert Car Care Centers named 2012 Phoenix Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”, 2012 Motor Age Magazine “Top Shops” nominee, 2013 “Angie’s List” Super Service Award recipient, members of NARPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), ASA (Automotive Service Association of Arizona) of which Frank Leutz serves as President, IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network) and the BBB (Better Business Bureau). For more information visit www.desertcarcare.com.

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SPEND LESS OF TAX REFUND ALLOCATED FOR CAR CARE VALLEY CAR CARE EXPERT OFFERS THREE TIPS ON HIGH RISK AREAS

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March 20, 2013(Chandler, AZ) Every year customers come in to use a portion of their tax refund for vehicle car repairs on items that they have been putting off. However, what the consumer is not aware of are three HIGH-RISK areas to always ask their mechanic to check. This can save from having costly repair surprises in the future. Between now and April 15, call for details and discounts on an Income Tax Protection Inspection which includes a full bumper to bumper inspection with a focus on the three vital areas. For more information visit www.desertcarcare.com. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DesertCarCare.

Consumers are doing the best they can to keep their vehicles in great working order to keep their maintenance costs down. Unfortunately, sometimes they aren’t guided in the right direction. These are the three most important areas to have their mechanics check out.

  1. Any underlying oil leaks. The beginning of a leak, we call “seepage”, is not a bona fide leak to the consumer. They think a leak is when they see oil on the ground. NO! Oil can be leaking and hang out on the frame and other areas before it even makes it to the ground. This is when the high dollar repairs come in.
  2. Share any minor or major noises in the vehicle. Keep a journal of any moans, squeaks, high-pitched whines, “morning sickness” – (yes, it happens first thing in the morning) that you hear when it occurs. They will be intermittent and forgotten about. Yet these sounds are to get your attention that something isn’t right and if not caught early can get expensive. Your mechanic can trace the noises down to the source of the issue.
  3. Air Conditioning System. No, it isn’t summer yet, however, now is the time to check this system out. Even if the system is blowing ice cold, rubber hoses could be starting to leak. Consumers think they just need to add freon, but the vital lubricating oil can seep from rubber hoses, causing the heart of the air conditioning system, the air conditioning compressor, to run dry and ultimately fail. That is when repairs get very expensive. Minor repairs to the hoses may cost you about $400.00 or you can wait until it hits the air conditioning compressor and spend in excess of $1000.00. Don’t wait until summer.

Desert Car Care Service Centers are a leader in the automotive industry with award-winning shops in Chandler and Gilbert. ASE Certified Master Technicians at all locations. We use state-of-the-art equipment, the latest technology and provide you with warranties on both parts and labor. Service excellence and long term relationships are our driving force. Desert Car Care Centers named “Best Places to Work 2012” by the Phoenix Business Journal, 2012, “Top Shops” 2012 nominee in Motor Age Magazine, members of NAPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), ASA (Automotive Service Association of Arizona), IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network) and the BBB (Better Business Bureau). For more information visit www.desertcarcare.com.
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Sherry L. Butler Communications
8390 E. Via de Ventura, #F110-126
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
602-703-3659
www.slbcom.com
@sherrybutlerpr

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Scared Safe Teen Driving Clinic

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FIRST TIME DRIVERS LEARN DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING, MAINTENANCE TIPS, EMERGENCY BASICS

March 12, 2013(Gilbert, AZ). Deaths of teen drivers jumped in early 2012 and a local automotive expert is reaching out to first-time drivers conducting a car care clinic to give them viable solutions on safety skills with a focus on texting and driving. An ER nurse manager from Banner Health Systems will also be there to share the accidents and fatalities they see with teens. The Scared Safe Teen Driving Clinic is Saturday, March 16 at 9 am at Desert Car Care 1655 W. Guadalupe, Gilbert. For more information visit http://www.desertcarcare.com/car-care-clinics/.

According to the MVD of Arizona, 50% of recently licensed teens get into a collision their first year. Teenagers are 26 times more likely to send text messages while driving than their parents expect and they read or send a text at least once every time they drive.

“I have a teenage daughter who just started driving and some of my staff have first time drivers,” states Frank Leutz. “When we saw the recent teen driving and fatality statistics, it opened our eyes. The texting issue is a huge problem which we know firsthand and the more awareness we can give them the better chances they have to be safe.”

  • Dangers of driving while texting and other distractions: – texting, drinking, other passengers, eating etc.
  • Basic Vehicle Maintenance Information: What maintenance needs to be done and when? Oil changes, tires, tune-ups, fluid components etc.
  • Emergency Preparedness Basics: Anti-lock brakes, skids, tire blowouts, and mechanical failures can happen at any time. You need to be prepared to handle them.

Desert Car Care Service Centers are a leader in the automotive industry with award-winning shops in Chandler and Gilbert. ASE Certified Master technicians at all locations. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology and provide you with warranties on both parts and labor. Service excellence and long term relationships are our driving force. Desert Car Care Centers named “Best Places to Work 2012” by the Phoenix Business Journal, 2012, “Top Shops” 2012 nominee in Motor Age Magazine, members of NAPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), ASA (Automotive Service Association of Arizona), IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network) and the BBB (Better Business Bureau). For more information visit http://www.desertcarcare.com/car-care-clinics/.

Sherry L. Butler Communications
8390 E. Via de Ventura, #F110-126
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
602-703-3659
www.slbcom.com
@sherrybutlerpr

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