We get asked how much we charge for diagnostics, at least once a day. The answer? There is no set price, it is really dependant on how much time it takes to diagnose the issue. We have a price range of $50.00 to $150.00. The customer agrees to this, and if for whatever reason it is going to take longer to track the issue down, we call you and get authorization for more time. It really depends on what the issue is. If the check engine light is on We will scan it to see what codes are present, and then go from there. It’s kind of like getting your blood drawn, then analyzed, and then having the Doctor figure out what the cause of the issue it. This can be as simple as you need more vitamins and drink more fluids, to you have a major issue and need surgery. It takes time to figure these things out, and that is the time we charge for…simple less of a charge, more difficult and time consuming, a higher charge. We keep track of our time, and only charge you for what we needed to correctly diagnose the issue.
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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.
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.