- Chassis lube, engine oil, and filter changes
- Transmission service
- Headlight refinishing
- Windshield washer and wiper service
- Cooling system antifreeze / coolant service
- Belt and chain replacements
- Check engine light diagnostics
- Check ups
- Tire rotations, repair, and changes
- Emissions inspections
- Safety inspections
- A/C repair
- Battery load testing/replacement
Why should you refinish your headlights?
There was a time when headlights were made of glass. Those days are long gone and they are now made of hard plastics that are specifically tempered for the job. This material is known as polycarbonate plastic. The material is very strong, but naturally porous. To try to prevent pitting and other issues, the manufacturer of your headlights covered them with a protective film which works well for a while, but then begins to fall apart. Given the fact it is exposed to heat from the bulb, UV rays from constant exposure to the sun and harsh chemicals, the film eventually fades which allows the plastic to become oxidized and gives the headlights the foggy look.
Most people believe foggy headlights are a problem simply because they look bad. While this is definitely true, there is also a safety issue involved. The oxidation of the plastic headlight causes the light output from the internal bulbs to be diffused. This effectively means that the beam from each headlight is weakened, and produces a reduced area of coverage. The less you can see, the more chance there is you could run into something. Also, the State of NH has begun to crack down on hazy headlights as a safety concern.
Call Scott's Integrity Automotive today at 224-0811 to schedule an appointment to have your headlights refinished. Work is guaranteed for one year from date of completion.
Cold winter days are not the time to find out that your battery isn't working at full capacity. It is important to load test your battery to ensure it is working for you the best it can.
What is load testing? This is similar to a cardiac stress test done on a person's heart. A doctor can listen to your heart and other vitals, but without putting you on a treadmill and watching how your heart performs under working conditions, he cannot guarantee the condition of your heart (battery). Your battery is an electro-chemical device, that needs to be tested regularly to verify its capacity and determine if it will support a critical load (i.e. sub-zero temperatures). Planned capacity (load) testing is the only way to verify the capacity of a battery.
We encourage periodic load testing as a portion of a comprehensive battery maintenance program. Scott's Integrity Automotive has the experience, expertise, and equipment to load test your battery system.
For more information on battery load testing, please contact us. 603-224-0811.