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Your Car Care Questions Answered!

My car was diagnosed some months ago to a leak in the A/C compressor. The vehicle has been driven due to cooler weather without the use of A/C. Vehicle was recently serviced for Lube and Oil change by different automotive facility and was told that the repair needed to be done immediately or parts within the compressor will come loose and damage the engine. Is it safe to drive the vehicle with no A/C for two or three more weeks as I do not have funds available at present. What kind of expense can I anticipate? The Ford has been serviced by a dealership and recently at another repair shop in Sun City. At ‘quick lube’ type place, I was told of the A/C compressor leak last October, and that I could take my time getting it repaired as long as the A/C was not used. At the other auto repair shop, however, I was told this needed to be replaced immediately. If it’s just a leak in the compressor and you don’t turn the A/C on, it shouldn’t be a problem. Howev ... read more

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Wilhelm Opens up 7th Shop in Phoenix, AZ

Wilhelm Opens up 7th Shop in Phoenix, AZ

Wilhelm Automotive, a family owned and operated auto repair business, is nearly ready to open the doors on its seventh store and second franchise location at 52nd Street and Thomas in Phoenix. The Phoenix auto repair location will be open on June 3, 2103, and a Grand Opening is planned for early fall. Wilhelm opened its first franchise location in the Scottsdale Airpark at the beginning of 2013. Wilhelm Automotive is Arizona’s oldest auto repair shop, and opened its first location in 1928 in Peoria, Ariz., and is celebrating 85 years of business this year. Since then, five more shops in Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tatum Ranch and Scottsdale Airpark have opened. Wilhelm Opens Second Franchise “We have followed a successful business model for 85 years, which, in part, is to put the satisfaction of our loyal customers first. Our first franchise in the Scottsdale Airpark has been very well received by the community and we look forward to int ... read more

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May A/C Special

May A/C Special

It’s heating up out there! Get your air conditioning system inspected this month before the triple digits are here to stay! A/C Performance Test - Only $19.28 Most vehicles. Please present this offer. Refrigerant extra. Expires on 5/31/13. Cannot be combined with any other offer

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Third Annual Singleton Mom’s Charity Gold Event a Success!

Third Annual Singleton Mom’s Charity Gold Event a Success!

Blackstone Country Club hosted their Third Annual Singleton Moms Charity Golf Tournament at 9 a.m., April 15, an event to raise funds for local single parents who are battling cancer. Singleton Moms was founded in 2006 by two Valley women who watched their childhood friend, Michelle Singleton, succumb to cancer. The non-profit organization is dedicated to bringing hope, help and support to struggling single parents in Maricopa County who are fighting the disease. Wilhelm sold wiper blades and raised $350 for the cause and also sponsored a hole. Attached is a picture of Jim and Dillon at the course. Congratulations to everybody involved in a great day

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Car Care: Lexus battery keeps dying

I have a Lexus that is 6 years-old and we installed fifth battery last month after thorough check of electrical system as arranged by Lexus. Batteries last 12-15 months and after 3rd Lexus battery, I checked four other suppliers and they all recommended 15-20 higher cranking power. The dealer wanted to put in another Lexus battery, but I objected so he paid for Sears Die Hard. The dealer told me we didn’t drive enough and suggested using battery tender. I bought one and used it 2-3 times a month. Last month regular servicing mechanic said it had to be replaced immediately, so Sears put in the fifth battery. This is a second car and drives 500-600 miles a month. Finally, the question–is it reasonably accurate that source of problem is car needs to be driven more and what annual mileage should do the job? With all the keep alive memory and accessories on this vehicle, I could see a battery issue from lack of use, which would require more frequent replacemen ... read more

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Your Car Care Questions Answered!

I have a 2011 Honda Pilot with a little over 60,000 miles. At my last oil change they told me they recommend I have a ‘timing belt package’ service done, and that they usually recommend this at 60K miles. However, it appears to be a very expensive service. Is this something I really need to invest in right now? What kind of problems might I have with my car if there is an issue with the timing belt? Can I just do part of the service, like replace the belt or do I have to do the whole ‘package’? The timing belt serves a very important role in your car. This belt controls the camshafts on your engine and keeps the entire operation running properly. On your Honda Pilot, the vehicle Alldata Repair information states that timing belt replacement is due at 100,000 miles unless it’s primarily operated in temperatures -20 and above 110 degrees. If that’s the case 60,000 is the recommended mileage. The V6 3.5 liter engine is what’s considered to be an interference en ... read more

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Great Special for Car Care Month!

Great Special for Car Care Month!

April is almost here and that means it’s National Car Care Month. Take advantage of our great Care Care Month special and book your appointment for service in April to get your car ready for our warmer late spring and hot summer months ahead! Click below for coupon

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Wilhelm In The News

http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/20121206wilhelm-automotive-now-open-at-scottsdale-airpark.html

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Wilhelm Auto Hosts 15th Annual Food Drive

Wilhelm Auto Hosts 15th Annual Food Drive

WILHELM AUTOMOTIVE LAUNCHES ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE Wilhelm Automotive, a Valley family-owned and operated automotive repair shop, has kicked off its 15th annual holiday food drive. Patrons can drop off canned or non perishable food at any of Wilhelm’s five Valley locations. Donations will benefit the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center and Valley View Community Food Bank. The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the northern desert foothills communities. The mission of the Valley View Community Food Bank is to serve the Northwest Valley communities with love and respect for those who are in need of a good and wholesome nutritious food box. In appreciation of donations, Wilhelm customers who bring in at least two cans of food or non perishable food items will receive $15 off any auto repair service (not v ... read more

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$10 Off A Full Service Oil Change Coupon Offer From Wilhelm Automotive

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