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.

Sherry L. Butler Communications
8390 E. Via de Ventura, #F110-126
Scottsdale, AZ 85258


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