3 Things YOU Can Do to Help Take Care of Your Car - Integrity Automotive Maintenance & Repair
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In•teg•ri•ty

[in-teg-ri-tee]
noun

  1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
  2. the state of being whole and undivided.

Job 31:6

Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!

Prov 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions

As we head into these uncertain times, the staff at Integrity Automotive Maintenance & Repair is taking extra precautions to ensure that our clients' health and well-being is our primary concern.

Our shop has always been one of the cleanest in the industry and until the threat of the virus diminishes, we are taking extra measures to ensure our customers’ and employees’ safety.

We are adopting new procedures that start with screening employees each morning prior to work to ensure they are healthy. Anyone with symptoms will be sent home immediately and are to contact their physician.

We have sanitized our shop and will sanitize any touchpoints we may have on a client’s vehicle, this includes keys, steering wheels, switches, controls, and handles. Our technicians and advisor staff will follow CDC Guidelines and will wear gloves not only to protect their hands but your vehicle as well, and have been instructed to sanitize their work areas, the shop restrooms, shop door handles, service counters, credit card equipment and, of course, their hands throughout the day.

Although we are confident our waiting area is clean, we would like to encourage our clients to leave their vehicle and not wait for them. Please take advantage of our free shuttle service in the Issaquah and Sammamish area, as well as our low-cost loaner cars. If needed we can also pick-up and deliver your vehicle from your home or workplace.

As essential supplies in supermarkets dwindle, there is also growing concern in the auto industry that parts sourced from China and other areas may be in short supply as well. If you are contemplating essential repairs on your vehicle it might make sense to schedule them sooner than later. Or have us order the required parts for you and we will hold them until you are ready to come in.

3 Things YOU Can Do to Help Take Care of Your Car

Auto Maintenance Tips Every Vehicle Owner Should Know

October is Fall Car Care Month, so we thought we’d share some things you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle. Properly maintaining your vehicle can help save you money in the long run, ensuring your vehicle is operating at its peak performance.

Keep it clean.

You should be cleaning your vehicle once a month—inside and out. Regularly cleaning your big investment is an easy way you can take care of it! A dirty car is not just an eyesore, but dirt on your vehicle can scratch the paint, and things like spilled drinks or bird droppings can deteriorate the paint even faster! Before you clean your car, make sure you have the proper tools, including a car wash solution (not just dish soap, which can harm your wax and paint) and a few sponges.

Take care of your tires.

Your tires are very important to your vehicle, and taking proper care of them can only benefit you—better gas mileage, longer tire life, and ensuring your safety. Checking your tire pressure and tread, rotating them regularly, and getting alignments are all things that will help extend the life of your tires. Although you should bring them into the shop for rotations and alignments, you can check your own tire pressure and tread! Check your owner’s manual for the recommended pressure. Your tire tread is very important in making sure your vehicle has good traction that will help you in those inevitable quick stops. A good rule to follow is the Penny Test: Insert a penny into the tread with Lincoln’s head upside down. If you can see all of his head, it’s time for new tires!

Check and replace your lights and wipers.

Your lights and windshield wipers are very important safety features on your vehicle, and they’re often neglected. Your windshield wipers should be replaced regularly or when you notice something is off with them. You can read all about when you should replace your windshield wipers in this blog post! Knowing when to replace your lights can be a little tricky sometimes, especially if they’re on the back of your vehicle. Grab a buddy, and help each other out by checking each other’s lights, or back up into a spot in front of a reflective surface!

Bonus: Change your oil regularly.

You might not be able to do this yourself, but you can definitely bring your vehicle to Integrity Automotive to have it done in the shop by one of our ASE Certified Technicians! This is the single most important thing you can do to extend the life of your engine (neglecting to do it is also the worst thing you can do to your engine!). Check your owner’s manual and contact us for recommended intervals.

Your vehicle is a big investment, and there are a ton of things you should be doing to make sure it’s properly maintained, but these are some easy ones to start off with and that you can do yourself! If you have any questions about recommended auto maintenance, need help with any of them, or think something may be a little funky, feel free to bring your vehicle in. We’re here to help!

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