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MADD.org Tie One On For Safety

Desert Car Care Center of Chandler and MADD want you to “Tie One On For Safety®” to ensure the safety of our community during the holiday season by raising awareness of drunk driving. This year we dedicate this event to the memory of fallen Police Officer Payne, part of the East Valley DUI Task Force. The Pledge to Drive Sober kick-off event is Tuesday, December 16.

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Tie One On For Safety® This Holiday Season & Honor Fallen Chandler Officer Payne

Officer Payne

TIE ONE ON FOR SAFETY® THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND HONOR FALLEN CHANDLER OFFICER PAYNE DESERT CAR CARE CENTER OF CHANDLER AND MADD INVITE COMMUNITY TO TAKE THE PLEDGE TO DRIVE SOBER RECEIVE MADD RIBBON AND COMPLIMENTARY WINDSHIELD WIPERS

December 3, 2014(Chandler, AZ)… Desert Car Care Center of Chandler and MADD want you to “Tie One On For Safety®” to ensure the safety of our community during the holiday season by raising awareness of drunk driving. This year we dedicate this event to the memory of fallen Police Officer Payne, part of the East Valley DUI Task Force. The Pledge to Drive Sober kick-off event is Tuesday, December 16. 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, 2015. For more information or to share this message through social media visit www.desertcarcare.com or call 480-420-3555.

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.

“Accidents involving alcohol 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 of Chandler. “We invite the community to take the pledge and share this message to their families, friends, and co-workers in person and through social media.”

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.

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.

Tips to keep your family and 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.

Desert Car Care of Chandler is a leader in the automotive industry with ASE Certified Master Technicians. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology and provide warranties on both parts and labor. Frank Leutz, COO of DCC Chandler, is the current ASA (Automotive Service Association of Arizona) Phoenix Chapter President. 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, member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, BBB, NARPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals) and IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network). Desert Car Care of Chandler is located at 95 North Dobson Road, Chandler. For more information visit www.desertcarcare.com or call 480-420-3555.

CONTACT: SHERRY BUTLER
Sherry L. Butler Communications
http://www.slbcom.com
602-703-3659

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Holiday Food Drive

food drive

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.

Click here to download the PDF

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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