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Special Section of The Issaquah Press advertising department Experts at Integrity Automotive help decide: new car or repair? Toda)'s difficult financial cli- mate often raises the question: "Should I replace my vehicle when it needs repairs or should I tk this one rather than buying a new car?" There are several items to con- sider when weighing this option: First of all, we must consider the financial impact involved in buy- ing a new vehicle. Let's compare a $2,000 repair bill on your current car with the purchase of a new vehicle with a price tag of $25,000. A 10 percent down pay- ment after sales tax would be $2,732.50 which, of course, would be more than the cost of the repair. This leaves a remain- ing balance of $24,592 that would need to be financed. Payments would be approximately $486 per month for five years. If you were to save the money you would otherwise be using to make these payments,you could have $2,000 set aside for any major repairs in the future and still be able to save nearly $5,000 per year to help pay for insur- ance, house payments, or even that vacation to Mexico with the family. If a $2,000 repair will likely keep your vehicle running for an- other year, you can continue to save for a year and simply pay cash for another used car -- and if you keep saving for two or more years, you will be able to pur- chase one of many very nice used vehicles or even a new vehicle. Another consideration is that even a new car requires periodic main- tenance to keep it running prop- erly and under new car warranty C ONTBIBUTED Glen Sorensen, ASE Certified engine repair technician, performs a 30-minute Quick Lube. coverage. A higher insurance pre- mium is also a likely factor. "Is my vehicle worth as much as the repairs that it needs?" The book value of a vehicle is the price that someone has arbi- trarily determined your vehicle to be worth to another party. You may feel that the value of your ve- hicle is much more than this price when you consider the cost of re- placement with another car. If you are considering the purchase of a used car, you may be purchasing a vehicle that often has a different set of problems and that may re- quire repairs as well. Before buy- ing any used car, make sure you bring it to a quality automotive service center for a comprehen- sive inspection. "How do I determine if my vehi- cle is worth the cost of repairs?" If you do not have a clear un- derstanding of the condition of your vehicle there is no way to CONTRIBUTED Nate Bean, president and founder of Integrity Automotive, helps a customer. make that determination. The best advice would be to have your vehicle professionally in- spected by a certified technician so thatyou will know if there are any additional repairs that will need to be performed in the near future. An educated decision is always the best decision. A quality auto- motive service center will charge a reasonable fee for a comprehen- sive inspection, and will then pro- vide you with unbiased results to help you make a decision that is in your best interest. You will also receive an estimate for repairs currently needed or will be needed in the near future. This in- formation will be invaluable as you compare the maintenance costs with those costs involved with replacing your vehicle. The staff of Integrity Automo- tive has been serving the Issaquah community for more than 10 years with trustworthy, reliable, and efficient service. Their ASE Certified Technicians have more than 150 years combined experi- ence and are factory trained on late-model vehicles. Integrity has complimentary shuttle service, a comfortable waiting room with complimentary snacks and drinks, Internet and Wi-Fi, brand-new Smart car serv- ice loaners, vehicle pick-up and delivery service, and a lifetime parts and labor warranty on most repairs. Founder Nate Bean's commitment to quality is second to none, and his technicians are highly skilled with regular train- ing to keep their skills at the high- est possible levels. Visit Integrity on the web at www.IntegrityAutoRepair com. The Iris Grill introduces three-course dinner for $30 The Iris Grill at Gilman Village is "the best restaurant in Is- saquah, hands down!" says Gene Dexter on yelp.com. It isn't just the food customers are raving about. It's the martinis! No, it s the service! Wait, did we mention the am- biance of a big city loft in a small town setting, tucked into the heart of historic Gilman Village away from noise and traffic? Here you'll find a few select tables scattered far enough from the next for you and your dining friends to have a real conversation. And there is a great outdoor deck for those lazy summer evenings when you just have to be outside. The Iris Grill is a full service restaurant with seasonal menus -- but their steaks and seafood are most noteworthy, along with their specialty martinis and exten- sive Northwest wine list. Every Monday night the week begins with half-price on bottles of wine. Or come for Happy Hour every day 4-6 p.m. for half-priced appetizers and reduced-priced martinis, wine and draught beers. The bar remains open throughout the evening, until 9 p.m. Sunday- CONTRIBUTED One of the many fine touches at The Iris Grill. Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Fri- day and Saturday. Appetizers at Iris are some- thing special. Moroccan lamb chops, oysters grilled in ver- mouth-lemon butter or on the half shell, and seared ahi tuna with warm potato salad are among the choices. If you've been to The Iris Grill for dinner, you'll appreciate the new 3-course special for $30, of- fered Sunday through Thursday. Your dinner will include chef's choice appetizer, entr6e and dessert. Options will change daily and seasonally, making it different from other Seattle-area, three- course dinner promotions. Be sure to come back for the Sunday brunch, a favorite among Issaquah and Sammamish fami- lies, served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Frit- tatas, omelettes, eggs benedict all come with a choice of breakfast potatoes or Iris salad. Or choose crab cakes, cinnamon French toast with apple compote, steak salad or a Caprese Kobe beef burger. The atmosphere and excep- tional service complement the cui- sine well. The staff is knowledge- able and in close communication with the chef to prepare each or- der to specifications. Expect atten- tion, but only as much as you need. Proprietor Bill McIntyre believes in giving back to the community. This month, The Iris Grill is host- ing a dinner to benefit the Juve- nile Diabetes Research Founda- tion. Iris Grill donates to many lo- cal school auctions, and Bill vol- unteers as a basketball coach in the Skyline Select boys program. For events and menus, go to www. theirisgrill, com. For reserva- tions call 557-7899. Lakeside Center for Autism opens in lssaquah Lakeside Center for Autism, a business that provides assessment and early intervention for individ- uals with Autism, will open early March in Issaquah at 1871 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 2. Lakeside Center for Autism pro- vides up-to-date, evidence-based intervention methods while main- mining communication and sup- port with families. Lakeside's foun- dation is built upon education and treatment which advances every child's experiences &develops their individual talents, said Amy Stachelski, Marketing Manager. "Our objective is to provide treatment in a caring and sup- portive way, thinking about family needs first," Stachelski said. "We hope to grow and be a strong sup- port in the treatment and assess- ment of individuals with Autism and their families." The statistics are alarming. Autism is the fastest growing seri- ous developmental disability in the U.S. One in 150 children is di- agnosed with autism. Sixty-seven children are diagnosed per day. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, dia- betes and cancer combined. CONTRIBUTED For children ages 3-5, Lakeside Academy offers an adapted Preschool program that nurtures learning and engagement. Lakeside Center offers a variety of therapy regimens, including Occupational, Speech, Physical and sensory integration therapy. The center also takns:a multi- modal approach by offering thera- pies designed with prciples of Floortime, RDI, ABA, SCERTS, and more to work with develop- ment of learning and interacting with people. Services are offered to children with autism, or showing symp- toms of autism, up to age 18. Lakeside also offers support groups for parents and an adapted preschool. One Friday night a month, the center offers childcare for a "parents night out." Executive program director and Speech Language Pathologist Daniel Stachelski leads Lakeside Center for Autism's staff. He is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Associa- tion and contributed to the book, "The Mislabeled Child," by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide. Shawna Graves turned to Stachelski when her now 4-year- old son was diagnosed with mito- "chondrial disease, catastrophic epilepsy and autism. Doctors told Graves that her son would never attain new skills or communicate. Dan Stachelski was the only speech therapist who wasn't ruled by that prognosis but instead "by undatmting faith in our son, Gravevsaid. Dan believed my s6ilcbiild communicate with pic- tures, although no one else both- ered to try. Two years later, our little one is fluent in picture com- munication and has learned sign language." "Thanks to Dan, our son can now express his wants and needs, which has transformed our lives," Graves said. "I'm convinced that with Dan's intuitive expertise, we'll one day hear. our little mira- cle man say, 'I love you.'" 317 NW Gihnan Blvd. #28 A lssaquah. WA 98027 SIDE 00.00ENTER frAUTISM and m| mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm|mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm! Exp. 3/31/o9 $1Oo. yqm/ next Quick Lube Oil Change! integrity automotive mainlenance & repair 425.557.8665 5648 221 st Place SE - Issaquah One block east of Costco 00ame... b " " usl rless. & Domestic NOW