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  • Benefits of Suspension Lift Kits

    Posted on 19, November, 2018

    Suspension Lifts are accessories that simultaneously amplify a truck’s performance and increase ground clearance. Lifted suspension is the in trend for truck enthusiasts that not only want a truck to look good to the eye but also want to improve both on-road and off-road performance.

    Suspension Lift kits are high performance accessories designed uniquely to improve ground clearance of your truck, securing you a smoother drive on the bumpy highway and at the same time, an incident-free drive on off-road terrains, conquering difficult conditions and obstacles that you may experience. Suspension Lifts are useful for improving wheel clearance for the more beefy and wide-inched wheels. They also provide tremendous and improved handling and control with superior attractiveness and comfort on your adventures.

    Call us here at Integrity Car Care & Tires today to schedule an appointment for a suspension lift kit quote. Better yet, request an appointment on line here.

  • Tire & Major Repair Financing

    Posted on 04, October, 2018

    Need tires but it's not in the budget? We can help. We offer deferred interest financing for tires and any other budget busting repairs your vehicle needs. The safe and reliable operation of your car is too important. Let us help you keep your family safe and secure without wreaking havoc on your budget.

    Schedule an appointment today

     

  • Synthetic Oil - It's just better

    Posted on 21, August, 2018

    At Integrity Car Care & Tires, we work hard to educate our customers on the benefits of synthetic motor oil. We know the benefits of synthetic oil far outweigh the modest increase in cost. That is why the owners, managers and technicians at Integrity Car Care & Tires all run synthetic oil in our personal vehicles. Don't just take our word for it though. After extensive independent testing, AAA has come to the same conclusion. In the article linked below, AAA has "found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent in its independent evaluation, offering vehicles significantly better engine protection for only $5 more per month." "While only a limited number of vehicles specifically require synthetic oil, all vehicles can benefit from using synthetic oil." 

    https://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/06/aaa-spills-truth-oil-changes/

  • Money Tips for Stress Free Auto Repair

    Posted on 13, August, 2018

    Auto loan payments, insurance, and fuel come up every month and are pretty easy to plan for. Plus, you can typically anticipate so many oil changes in a year and the odd engine or cabin air filter here or there. These costs are standard with vehicle ownership and part of the price we pay for safe and reliable transportation.

    The real rub is when costly repair work like needing new tires, a timing belt, a leaky radiator or an engine management system failure happen suddenly or “crawl up” on us and need attention at a bad time. We never want to compromise on safety items, but occasionally can find ourselves in a “pay a little now or pay a lot later” situation where we have to consider putting off important maintenance and repairs for budget reasons.

    Fortunately, at Integrity Car Care & Tires we have an easy to budget solution to these unplanned repair costs with our convenient NAPA EasyPay Credit Card. You may be saying, “The last thing I want is another credit card”, but this is a specialty card for automotive service and repair items. It lets you keep your cash and other credit cards free for other things. Want more peace of mind with your auto repair servicing? Use your NAPA EasyPay Credit Card and increase the NAPA Peace of Mind Nationwide Limited Repair Warranty which covers parts and labor on qualifying automotive repairs from 24 months or 24,000 miles to 36-months or 36,000-miles.

    Whether it’s a large unexpected repair or something as routine as wanting to get caught up on several maintenance services before a road trip, this card can help you work these important expenses into your budget. The card is easy to apply for and you’ll have an answer back while you wait. Ask one our Service Advisors for details.

    Click here to learn more about the program.

  • Coolant System Maintenance

    Posted on 06, August, 2018

    Here at Integrity Car Care & Tires, we're often asked questions about the cooling system – the system that cools your engine and keeps it at the proper operating temperature. Let's examine the topic in two areas: first the coolant itself and, second, the parts that make up the cooling system.

    The coolant is the mix of water and antifreeze that circulates through the engine to draw off heat. First, you need to have the proper amount. If you don't have enough coolant it can't keep your engine cool.

    You also need the right kind of coolant. Different makes of vehicles require different coolant formulations to protect against corrosion.

    Finally, your coolant needs to be fresh. Over time and miles, the anti-corrosion additives in the coolant are depleted and the coolant can start to eat away at the cooling system parts. The level of freeze protection deteriorates over time also. At Integrity Car Care & Tires, we recommend a complete coolant system flush every 30K miles. This includes flushing the system to remove contaminants and corrosion products, then replenishing your cooling system with the correct amount and type of coolant.

    Now let's talk about the cooling system components. These will all eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Starting with the radiator, we see them coming into the shop with leaks or clogged with deposits. Depending on the damage, we will clean, repair or replace. We also see radiator pressure caps that can no longer hold the proper pressure. We recommend replacing pressure caps when you change your coolant to avoid this problem. We see leaky water pumps and hoses that need to be replaced. There's also a part called the thermostat that opens and closes to regulate the flow of coolant. Sometimes they stick open or closed and the cooling system won't work properly.

    Engine damage from overheating or from freezing is very expensive to fix, so it's important to maintain your cooling system properly with scheduled coolant replacement and periodic inspections of the cooling system.

    Your coolant system’s health also has a direct impact on your personal comfort in both summer and winter. When your coolant system cannot maintain properly maintain your engine’s temperature, the first thing your engine’s onboard computer does is turn off your air conditioning to prevent further overheating. In cold weather, a clogged cooling system will limit your car’s ability to keep you warm. So, if you suspect a leak or if you don’t know the last time your coolant system was serviced, schedule an appointment today and have us take a look.

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