Preparing Your Car For Winter Weather - Integrity Automotive Maintenance & Repair
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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.

Preparing Your Car For Winter Weather

We’re gearing up for another cold winter and it’s important to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the winter weather. Check out these 5 winter weather car care tips for preparing your vehicle.

Check your windshield wiper blades.

Wiper blades should be replaced at least once a year. If turning on your windshield wipers leaves streaks across your windshield, it’s time for a replacement.

Tip: Use Dawn or a dish detergent to clean off your windshield wipers and prevent streaking while using your blades.

Check your antifreeze.

Make sure you’re using good antifreeze or coolant. Antifreeze will keep your coolant from freezing and protect your engine from damage.

Tip: If you’re adding coolant yourself, remember to use a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water.

Check your tires.

Check the tire tread and make sure you’re not due for a new set. While snow tires may not be necessary, all-weather tires can help keep you safe in slick conditions.

Tip: Use the penny test to determine safe tire tread. Place a penny head first into your tire tread. If any part of Abraham Lincoln’s head is covered, you have enough tread and probably don’t need a new set of tires. If no part of Lincoln’s head is covered, your tread is below the limit and need to be replaced.

Check the battery.

Batteries fail more often in the wintertime. Have a trusted mechanic test your battery to determine how much life is left in the battery. It’s better to have the battery tested and replaced before you’re stranded on the side of the road in need of a tow truck.

Tip: Carry battery powered jumper cables to give your car the boost it needs to make it to your local auto repair shop (like Integrity Automotive!).

Check your brakes.

While brakes are important year round, the anti-lock brakes are especially important during the winter months. Properly functioning anti-lock brakes significantly improve your ability to come to a stop in a skidding situation.

Tip: Accelerate and decelerate slowly. It takes longer to slow down on icy or snow-covered roads, and your best defense is time. Brake early and easily.

For more, listen to Nate Bean, business owner, talk about tips for winterizing your car.

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