Yearly Archives: 2022

Is It Time to Replace Your Spark Plugs?

Is It Time to Replace Your Spark Plugs?

We recommend giving your vehicle some TLC before the summer fun. If you've noticed sluggish startups, weak acceleration, or lower gas mileage, you may need new spark plugs. Those are the major warning signs of bad spark plugs. Fortunately, failing spark plugs are a simple fix. Look to the experts at Integrity Auto Services for quality spark plug replacements. When Should You Replace Your Spark Plugs? Keeping up with when you need to replace your vehicle's spark plugs is super important for all vehicle owners. Thankfully, it is an easy and cheap type of auto maintenance. Though, we do recommend leaving it to the professionals. When figuring out the time frame for spark plug replacement, you should refer to your owner's manual for guidance. Each automaker has specific interval recommendations for each of its vehicle's models and year.  Most US auto manufacturers advise changing your vehicle's spark plugs between 30,000 and 50,000 miles. Driving your car, SUV ... read more

Signs Your Car Needs a Fuel Induction Service

Signs Your Car Needs a Fuel Induction Service

Over time, air and fuel deposits can collect around these components, making it difficult for your engine to perform efficiently and optimally. A fuel induction service is a perfect solution to this problem. It is a service where a professional eliminates carbon deposits from the engine’s fuel injectors, valves, and combustion chambers. Plus, it plays a part in correcting the balance of the fuel and air to achieve efficiency. What Signs Indicate You Need A Fuel Induction Service Slow or laggy acceleration Shaking or vibrating  Poor fuel economy A rough ride Fail emission test Check engine light is on How Often Do You Need a Fuel Induction Service? A fuel induction service is typically recommended every 60,000 miles; however, it can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model. A fuel induction cleaning can go a long way in preventing problems from occurring in the future.    It doesn’t take much to contaminate your fuel injectors. When you ha ... read more

Car Safety Tips for Parents with Babies and Toddlers

Car Safety Tips for Parents with Babies and Toddlers

You have complete responsibility for your child's safety while they are traveling in your car. Here are some essential things to remember. Children are so fast and don't stay still for long, so always check to see where your child is before putting your vehicle in gear. Always use your car's automatic door and window locks to keep your child safe inside. The locks ensure they won't get their hands caught or open their doors themselves to get out. In older cars, use manual locks and position the car seat away from windows and doors. Always use your child's approved, age and size appropriate car seat and secure it correctly. Have your child seated in the back of the car while under 13, especially if you have airbags. While helping keep your child safe, it will offer less distraction for you. Make your vehicle a no-smoking zone. It would be best to never leave children alone inside the car, not even for a minute, even if you need to pop into a shop for five seco ... read more

Signs You Need Suspension Repair

 Signs You Need Suspension Repair

Your vehicle's suspension system is responsible for keeping your car ride stable by absorbing the effects of the road bumps. When your shocks and struts wear down, you will definitely feel the aftermath. Below are some of the signs that indicate you need your shocks and struts serviced: Vehicle Dipping to the Side If your car makes uneven and dipped turns, your shocks and struts are most likely worn. The front-end of your automobile may also dip lower whenever you brake. Whereas the back-end of the vehicle may "squat". Shakiness When your suspension is aging, your car will shudder at high speeds. The problem behind that can be bad shocks and struts. If this vibration is reoccurring, please take your car to get an inspection. Bounciness Your car might also bounce excessively when going over bumps on the road. If your vehicle seems uncontrollable, please have your suspension inspected. Greasy Shocks When you have a feeling that your suspension has gone bad, you can ... read more

How to Build the Perfect Winter Emergency Car Kit

How to Build the Perfect Winter Emergency Car Kit

Emergencies can happen to anyone at any time on the open road! And they become more common this time of year due to the various hazards that winter brings. Whether you run out of gas, spike your tire, or get stuck in the snow, an automotive emergency kit can help you get back on the road quickly. We've put together a list to help you prep an emergency bag of winter driving essentials. Below are some of the items to include: Ice Scraper/Snow Brush - These will become your two best friends when temperatures dip below freezing. They will keep your windshield and the top of your car clean in a hurry.  Bottle of Windshield Washer Fluid - This serves as another form of assurance for a clean windshield this winter.  First Aid Kit - Have a medical incident? Storing a first aid kit can ease the pain. Cell Phone Charger - You're very limited to resources and roadside assistance if your phone is dead, so it's essential to keep one on hand. Flashlight - It can be challen ... read more

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