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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.

Integrity Automotive wants to talk about a common issue we have seen lately. Some or all the lights and gauges have been failing in GM trucks. To illustrate the problem we are using a 2004 Chevy Silverado. Usually a few gauges and lights stop working. In this Chevy the entire instrument panel has failed. The most obvious issue with an inoperable dash is you do not know how fast you are driving!

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