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VEHICLE AC TIPS

We have been BUSY with tuning up the air conditioners! Are you having any issues? Here are tips from Frank Butkus-Leutz on ABC15 Arizona to help and share. Keep cool

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Car & Road Safety

NHTSA’S “CLICK IT OR TICKET”

NHTSA’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs until June, 4. Frank Butkus-Leutz and Chandler Police Department share importance of wearing seat belts and tips for safety with Kylee Cruz TV azfamily 3TV CBS 5. Tween passengers, 8-14 years old, don’t like to buckle up. “Life as a parent is full of compromises, but seat belt safety for my child is not up for negotiation.” NEVER GIVE UP UNTIL THEY BUCKLE UP

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Car & Road Safety

DANGEROUSLY HOT CARS – KEEP KIDS & PETS SAFE!

The temps are high and that means keeping your children and pets safe in the vehicle! We are grateful to ABC15 Arizona for having Frank on to share great tips for everyone’s safe journey and vehicle maintenance. We have the Life Meters in the shop if you want to come by and pick one up ! A great reminder and helping to build awareness. Keep cool

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Car & Road Safety

REAR CAR SQUEAK SUSPENSION

Those pesky squeaks form the suspension of your car can be frustrating to say the least. We investigate the source of squeaks on the Dodge Charger and find a pretty easy fix. Ensure that you inspect all steering and suspension linkages for wear — specifically any cracked or missing portions and loose connections. If you run in to dry bushings that do not seem cracked — you can typically spray them with some Silla -Lube Spray and that may do the trick in reducing or eliminating the squeak\s. In the case of this Dodge Charger –the shocks & springs were recently replaced with an Eibach spring kit & we inspected a rear shock mount that had separated causing the shaft of the shock and or the rubber separating portion to squeak terribly

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WE ARE EVIT: TYLER TORRES

WE ARE EVIT: TYLER TORRES

Tyler Torres, 21, loves his job as a lube line tech at Desert Car Care Center of Chandler, where he is aspiring to become an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certified technician. He is well on his way toward meeting that goal thanks to the career training he received at the East Valley Institute of Technology. EVIT alum and auto technician Tyler Torres inspects vehicle before repair.Torres, who graduated in 2014 from New School for the Arts & Academics, a Tempe charter school, enrolled at EVIT in the 2014-15 school year through the “Young Grads” program, which allows high school graduates under the age of 22 to receive state-funded career and technical education. That program was cut by the state Legislature in 2015, but current students were grandfathered in to be able to complete their programs. “The Young Grads program has served a population in dire need of career training,” said EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey. “The Young Grads are students who graduated from ... read more

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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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Car Maintenance

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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Car Maintenance

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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Car Maintenance

BRAKE ADJUSTMENT 55 CADILLAC ELDORADO

It is always great to take a break from all the fancy of technology and just take some time enjoying the beauty of a classic. The 55 Cadillac Eldorado has been kept up over the years and mechanically looks awesome. A slight brake pedal fade requires a brake adjustment at all 4 wheels. As brake dust can cause some brake squeaks, always good measure to ensure you take the steps to clean out. We utilized a quick drying Zep aerosol, but you can use soapy water as a very good substitute. The adjustment to the brake shoe lining can be done typically using a brake adjustment spoon from the backside of drum backing plate area. As the adjustments are made , resistance should be felt as you are spinning the drum,while carefully not over adjusting as this can cause brakes to lock up. Will keep you guys posted when the 55 comes back in to the garage! Until then, thanks for stopping by

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