Tag Archives | Diagnostics

What does it mean when my Check Engine Light is on?

Ever wonder what it means when your check engine light comes on?  Well, it could be a small issue or it could be something more serious. Is it accompanied by a constant, rattle or other unusual noise? Is there any smoke? Have you noticed a decline in gas mileage? Problems starting or loss of power? Any of these symptoms coupled with the Check Engine Light being on can indicate a serious issue that you should get checked out immediately.   If you are experiencing any of these issues please give us a call so we can get you into the shop before the issue gets worse.  425-481-1739.  We will get the issue diagnosed and repaired and have you on your way as soon as possible.

How much does a Tune – Up cost.

Is your vehicle running rough, and are you wondering how much a tune-up will cost?  This really is a great question!  In the old days a tune-up was pretty straight forward, and on some of the older vehicles it still is.  Spark plugs, Wires, Cap and Rotor, and you were good to go.  Unfortunately with newer vehicles it’s just not that simple.  If your Check Engine light is on we will need to diagnose what the codes mean, and what they lead us to.  If your vehicle is running rough, and the Check Engine light isn’t on we will need to visually inspect the tune up parts, and test drive it.  So the cost is really going to depend on the year, make and model of your vehicle, and it’s symptoms.  Computers are amazing, but sometimes they make things a bit more difficult to repair.