As many of you already know, I like to do a little car wrenching on the side when I'm not throwing karaoke parties. Having grown up helping my dad work on his cars, I naturally developed an affinity towards doing all my own car repairs. Through the years, that means I've ended up helping lots of other people with their cars too. Having a degree in electrical engineering, with very few computer hardware jobs left locally, I've instead found that the newer cars with their computer minds are pretty fascinating and offer plenty of challenging debugging opportunities. They're wonderfully complex, but that doesn't mean they can't still be diagnosed and repaired for way less than standard shop rates. You just need the tools & experience to do so, which I've got.
Understanding how various sensors feed into desired engine performance and using the right tools such as code scanners, a portable oscilloscope, various meters, plus other high-tech gadgetry, I can see exactly what's happening in an engine in real-time. This lets me get to the bottom of most engine computer issues quickly, most of which show up as either driveability issues, check engine lights, poor gas mileage, or non-compliance with emissions standards.
Intermittent misfires, vacuum leaks, hot-start & run problems, rough idle, and other powertrain issues can all be diagnosed using the live data feed from my OBDII scan tool on any 1996 and newer car; American, Asian or German. I can read freeze-frame data for DTCs (diagnostic trouble codes), clear trouble codes, check I/M readiness, look at live O2 readings, see fuel trim levels, misfire counters, plus any other data PID I want to see, all in real-time while the engine is running. I can also read any ABS (anti-lock brake) and SRS (air bag) trouble codes to help pinpoint problems in those systems. The PC-based oscilloscope lets me view any signal I want in real time as well, directly at the source by back-probing the connector. Good stuff!
Then of course there's always the basic maintenance requirements cars have, which don't usually require a lot of effort to diagnose, but I definitely repair those issues all the same. The bottom line is that I'm experienced and do a quality job, I'm local, and I love helping people get their cars running great without breaking the bank. To top it off I always give you a free headlight polish as just a friendly extra "Thank You" for allowing me to fix your car.
Here are just some of the types of repairs that I've done for people: Replace timing belts & chains, water pumps, starters & solenoids, alternators, voltage regulators, catalytic converters, O2 sensors, motor mounts, dpfe sensors, iac valves, brakes, coils, fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulators, tune-ups (plugs, wires, rotors, caps, pcv valves, air filters), oil changes, radiators, maf sensors, clutches, valve bodies, sway bars & end links, switches, batteries, fans, blower motors, heater cores, washer motors, door handles, marker lamps, window motors, power door locks, body moulding & trim, minor body damage, interior detailing, wash/wax/polish, and the list goes on.
I'd love it if you'd let me help you get your car running great, plus I know I can save you tons of money as well!
***ASE Certified Automotive Technician**
*Check Engine Light on?
I can fix all that and more!