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Once again, just a reminder. Integrity Automotive offers FREE pre-purchase inspections.

Why do we keep mentioning this you might ask?

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Well here is an example. Customer brought in a Chevy 2006 Silverado for our car repairman to have a look at. The owner had owned it for a time, purchasing the truck with a small ticking noise in the engine. The noise was not consistent and barely noticeable at purchase so he was not concerned.

Fast forward a few years. Customer stated he rarely drives the vehicle but lately has noticed the ticking seemed to be getting louder. He brought the Chevy truck to our certified mechanics for a free initial inspection. After inspection our mechanics discovered the flex plate (connects the engine to the transmission) had completely snapped off. See photo.

car inspection car repair flex plate

These are the brake pads from a 2010 Mercedes Benz C300. The customer came to us after taking the vehicle to two other shops in town.

The issue started when the brake warning light came on in the car. The first brake shop the customer took the vehicle to did an initial inspection of the brakes, did not see an issue and told the customer to ignore the light.

The owner was concerned after this brake repair shops diagnoses as the light was still on in the car. The second repair shop found that there was an issue with the brakes and quoted the customer what they thought was a high cost for brakes and pads.

For the owners piece of mind they brought their car to our mechanics to get a third opinion. Our car repairman noted the real issue and found why there was so much confusion as to the status of the customer’s brakes. The caliper was sticking causing uneven brake wear on only one side of the brake pad. See the photo above.

Our mechanics replaced the caliper, pads and rotors to ensure the customer has properly working brakes and will feel safe driving in the coming winter months.

If you are unsure about another car mechanics diagnoses of your vehicle. Give Integrity Automotive a call and one of our certified car repair technicians will do an initial inspection of your vehicle, for free.

At Integrity Automotive our goal is to honestly inform our customers of their options and let them choose what is best for their car/truck and their pocket book. Integrity Automotive prides itself on its upfront pricing with no hidden costs and whenever possible gives the customer multiple options to fit their needs and price range. Integrity Automotive’s goal has always been to help people make their car or truck better and more reliable.

Additional services Integrity Automotive offers include:

  • Brake Inspection
  • Electrical
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Oil Change
  • Brake Repair
  • Tune-Up
  • Cooling System Repair
  • A/C Recharge
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Timing Belts
  • Thermostats
  • Check Engine Light, Service Engine Soon Light Inspections
  • Free Diagnostics Scan
  • Full Restorations
  • Dealer Maintenance
  • Major Repairs
  • Overhauls
  • Transmissions
  • Drive Train
  • Fabricating
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Welding
  • And more!

Integrity Automotive Works on all Types of Cars Including:

  • Street Cars
  • Classic Cars
  • Race Cars
  • Hot Rods
  • Performance Cars
  • Custom Cars
  • Exotic Cars
  • And More!

This 2006 Subaru Outback was brought into Integrity Automotive to have our car repairman take a look after the driver started noticing an unusual engine noise.

On initial inspection our certified mechanic noted there was no oil on the dipstick. Hoping the oil was just low an oil change was performed. Upon inspection of the old oil during the oil change metal flecks were apparent in the oil. Metal in oil is very concerning as it is a sign that there is metal on metal somewhere slowly grinding away, spitting out metal flakes at it goes.

This not only is an issue for what is scrapping, but then causes secondary issues as the metal flakes move through the system and break other components along the way.

For this 2006 Subaru Outback a new engine was required because of the extent of the damage. The good news for this customer is the rebuilt engine comes with a great warranty.

If your vehicle is making an unusual noise, driving different than normal, or if you don’t remember the last time you have had a car repair specialist look at your vehicle. Give Integrity Automotive a call today to schedule an appointment. Initial inspections are always free.

For those of you who missed our previous blog about pre-purchase inspections ( you can read it here ) we want to let you know AGAIN!

Here is an example why it is always a good idea to have a neutral (well really more on your side) mechanic check out your used car before you buy it.

This is a 2014 Mini Cooper S. It was “pre-purchased certified” by the dealership our customer purchased it from. (no we are not going to say who) They say they do a multi-point inspection on every vehicle checking and replacing everything before you purchase it, but this vehicle was brought into us right after purchase and you know what the first thing we found was?

Yep, look at that air filter!

Kind of makes you wonder what else they didn’t “inspect or replace” doesn’t it…

Integrity Automotive is happy to offer a FREE pre-purchase inspection so you know what you are getting into with your new-to-you car. PLEASE take advantage of us and bring your perspective purchases over BEFORE you buy.

The Importance of Having a Quality Car Repair Shop Change Your Oil, Oil Starvation 

Integrity Automotive wants to talk about oil starvation. Oil starvation basically means when the oil in your cars engine doesn’t get to all the places inside your engine that needs it. This lack of lubrication causes similar problems to your car that lack of water causes to your body (dehydration).

This is a good example of why it is important to have a quality car repair / mechanic change your oil. Here at Integrity Automotive this is one of the many extras we check for when you schedule an oil change with us.

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