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Convoy Auto Repair & Towing

(858) 348-5264
137 Verified Reviews
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ADDRESS

3909 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • David Ely, Owner
  • Established 1976
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 101 Years of Car Repair Experience

Convoy Auto Repair & Towing Reviews

OVERALL RATING

137 Verified Reviews
5 stars
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4 stars
(36)
3 stars
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2 stars
(5)
1 star
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by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA+

by - Verified Customer April 14, 2017

Very professional and reasonably priced.

by - Verified Customer April 11, 2017

They had the part as they promised. When I expressed some concerns the mechanic and the manager took time to address them and the mechanic took the car back to make sure again that the replacement was working properly, all this time being polite, engaged and professional

by - Verified Customer April 10, 2017

Very professional and fairly priced.

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by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

Great!

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

Alignment performed as promised with better explanation (diagram showing measurements) than I've seen before.

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by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

I like the fact that they are approved by AAA and give a 10% AAA discount (up to $50). It's also a plus that they give a ride home and pick you up when your car is done. Most importantly, you can rely on them to get the job done right.

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

Does work as expected.

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by - Verified Customer March 24, 2017

Quick and easy!

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

Nice work!

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by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

Friendly pleasant to speak with the front desk person who spoke with me about my car repair needs.

by - Verified Customer March 17, 2017

Great customer service!

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by - Verified Customer March 17, 2017

Sean did a fine job getting me in /out on time. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

Always goes the extra mile for us. Great service good quality.

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by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

I found the personnel to be very friendly and professional. They explained the work that was needed in detail and even showed me the damaged vehicle parts. This was my first time using Convoy Auto Repair but I would recommend them because they were honest and trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Thank you,

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by - Verified Customer March 10, 2017

It's not fair to say it wasn't fixed the first time, it was just a matter of having a part that was under warranty fixed...Which they did, to my satisfaction.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

It was easy and fast, no sales pressure from staff. Explained process and results with clarity.

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by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

Very kind and courteous. Allowed me to break my appointment up into two visits, seeing how I couldn't be without my vehicle. They actually finished the work earlier than expected, at a lower price than expected. I have found a great, honest mechanic. I'll definitely be going back for any future problems.

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

Big savings for minor service on Prius.

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by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

Good service at a fair price--can't beat that.

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

Very positive experience.

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by - Verified Customer February 28, 2017

Service was great.

by - Verified Customer February 26, 2017

Joe did a great job explaining the problem to me.

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by - Verified Customer February 24, 2017

Am now taking all three of the household's cars to you guys. Will be coming back.

by - Verified Customer February 24, 2017

This was my first time to use their services. The brake repair seems to be proper as I have had no issues. Thank you.

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by - Verified Customer February 24, 2017

Everyone is honest and friendly.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2017

Sean was excellent and incredibly helpful! I have yet to have a bad experience with Convoy Auto :)

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by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

Convoy Auto took my car in without any notice. They did the Smog check and oil change I asked for. They inspected the car. The Front brakes needed work. There were some other less important discrepancies noted too. They completed the brakes and alignment by the end of the day. My wife was so happy they did the repairs. She said 'It acts like a new car!'. We opted to wait for the other repairs. I know why I keep going back to Convoy Auto!

by - Verified Customer February 17, 2017

Great service, very friendly and professional.

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by - Verified Customer February 16, 2017

Efficient professional operation. Good work does not come cheap.

by - Verified Customer February 10, 2017

Very good!

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by - Verified Customer February 10, 2017

Excellent service.

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

Thanks so much!

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by - Verified Customer February 05, 2017

Took my car in because it was having trouble getting enough juice to start had the battery tested they said it was not the battery and that the battery was fine. Not the case just had to replace the battery after car wouldn't start.

by - Verified Customer February 03, 2017

Great service. Perfect speed. I will be back.

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by - Verified Customer February 03, 2017

Thank you!

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

They broke my tire valve and sensor and didn't offer to replace or even offer for me to buy the part and them put it in for free. They admitted to breaking the valve and insisted the sensor was broke when I brought it in.

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by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

Work requested was performed properly and on time. Did not appreciate being told after the fact that hoses should be replaced after the radiator was filled back up, which creates a whole new job, especially when I am paying per hour. Also did not appreciate paying more than twice what I could have purchased fluids on my own.

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

Enjoyed working with Sean on arranging the repair on my father's car, and being able to pay the bill using my father's credit card (my father is 89 and can't drive right now due to him breaking his femur last year).

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by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Good people, good work, but $105 for a star smog check seems excessive.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Honest, fast service. Will definitely return.

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by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

As always, work was done quickly, professionally, and for a fair price.

by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

Friendly and helpful, no funny business, and competitive pricing. Accidentally broke some hoses while doing a repair, made good on repairs after Napa warranty wasn't willing to pay for repairs when a leak appeared on the way home.

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by - Verified Customer January 20, 2017

The service was fine.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Been taking our cars here for years..they are always professional, honest and reasonable. Recommend to everyone!

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by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Shawn was very helpfull, everything was explained and the work was done on time.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

I needed a repair done, but the man at the register gave me solid advice.

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by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

Always friendly and courteous and explain all work to be performed and/or recommendations.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Great service and honest appraisal.

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by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

You guys did a fantastic job, however I was stumped a tad by the price, I was not aware mechanics made that much per hour. I am now taking a night class in auto repair.Just kidding good job.

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

It was a pleasant experience.

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by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

Love this shop, I had been looking for awhile trying to find someplace to bring my truck and I am completely happy.

by - Verified Customer January 12, 2017

Smog check. Great service and very professional. Job well done! Thanks.

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by - Verified Customer January 12, 2017

As it turned out, the part needing replacement was not the standard issue for the make, model, and year. They had to special order it and was able to get it delivered immediately. I was impressed and very pleased. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

Always the best!

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by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

I spent $400 to get one thing fixed then I had to go back and spend another $1500. I'm hoping that's it for a while.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Joe shares his knowledge well. And with detail.

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by - Verified Customer January 06, 2017

I had a smog check done and everything was good.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

Great service, great price on air conditioner service and synthetic-oil/tire-rotation/inspection.

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by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

Convoy Auto Repair is a wonderful shop where the staff are all knowledgeable and courteous. I never feel pressured into doing anything extra to my care. I highly recommend this repair shop.

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Very satisfied.

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by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

The entire staff was very friendly, and professional. They took care of my issues in a timely manner and provided excellent service. I will definitely be returning in the future.

by - Verified Customer December 30, 2016

Well done, professional costumer service well done!

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by - Verified Customer December 27, 2016

Top notch facility. Very thorough with repair explanations. Seeing the photos was useful and helpful. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

CAC always does perfect work for me. The prices are at the high end of the repair spectrum.

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by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

I have always been impressed with Convoy Auto Repairs ability to prioritize what is needed on my old vehicles so important repairs can be done within my budget and not critical repairs can be set aside for another time.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

Received above average customer service, and the work was good. However they gave me a laundry list after just wanting an oil change. Was not expecting to pay 700+ even for the service issues addressed- but was between a rock and hard place.

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by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Absolute best experience I've ever had at a repair shop. Quality service.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Awesome service from these these guys at Convoy. Great n friendly service with no pressure or issues. A++!

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by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

It was a little crazy - trading off my car and my son's car. They both needed work. The folks at Convoy Auto were very accommodating and worked with us so that we could get all we needed done.

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2016

We have been bringing our Lexus and Toyota vehicles to the shop for maintenance and repairs for many years. The service team is outstanding, the prices reasonable, and they are trusted partners.

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by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

We have been using them for years and have always had a good experience.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

Everything was just fine the last time I took my truck in for repair. Came in without an appointment gave me a ride home, two hrs later they called me, told me what repairs were needed and at what cost. 3 hrs later they called, told me my truck was ready. Ask if i needed a ride. Said yes, 20 min later I was on the road in my truck to pickup my wife at her job. That is why I have been a satisfied Convoy Auto Repair customer for the last 20 plus years.

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by - Verified Customer December 16, 2016

Fast and courteous!

by - Verified Customer December 16, 2016

They always do a great job!

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by - Verified Customer December 16, 2016

A+

by - Verified Customer December 16, 2016

Very happy on all levels with the service!

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by - Verified Customer December 15, 2016

Well done Convoy team. Merry Christmas!

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

Friendly, well priced, and timely service!

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by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

It was good!

by - Verified Customer December 09, 2016

Great service, friendly and helpful!

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by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Always prompt, reliable, friendly service.

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

As always, Convoy Auto Repair sets the bar when it comes to auto repair excellence!

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by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

I needed a pre-inspection on a car I was thinking about buying.

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2016

I have been dealing with this shop for, I think, 10 years, always treated with courtesy.

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by - Verified Customer December 02, 2016

AC Repair good.

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

This was my first time at your shop. I hope I will continue to be treated fairly. I am 86 and have to depend on your honesty. Thank you so much.

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by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

I HAVE USED CONVOY FOR YEARS AND WOULD GO NO OTHER PLACE FOR MY AUTO REPAIRS.

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Excellent experience.

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by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Took it to get smogged. Service was done quickly!

by - Verified Customer November 25, 2016

Always have excellent experience at this shop.

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by - Verified Customer November 22, 2016

Sean in the Claremont Repair Shop was very courteous and professional.

by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

Will bid Convoy on all future maintenance on my and my wives cars in the future!

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by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

Happy for the job finished on time and people there very friendly & helpful.

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2016

Been going there for 18 years with three cars!! I have never been disappointed!!

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by - Verified Customer November 18, 2016

Fantastic service. I was looking for a reputable repair shop and quality alternative to a dealer. Convoy Auto Repair more than made me happy, I'll be a customer of theirs for a long time.

by - Verified Customer November 18, 2016

The guys working here are very good and go beyond expectations and especially in this most recent visit where I was able to get in and out despite only making my appointment that morning! Thanks again, will be back for sure.

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by - Verified Customer November 17, 2016

Good job!

by - Verified Customer November 17, 2016

The customer service is outstanding.

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by - Verified Customer November 15, 2016

Very efficient.

by - Verified Customer November 15, 2016

Definitely.

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by - Verified Customer November 14, 2016

I always have a great experience at Convoy Auto Repair & Towing.

by - Verified Customer November 11, 2016

I always get the best service at Convoy!

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by - Verified Customer November 08, 2016

I am always treated with respect at Convoy Auto. They always discuss with me the repairs needed and help me if I need to prioritize repairs. Thanks for all you do!!

by - Verified Customer November 08, 2016

Always great, personable service.

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by - Verified Customer November 08, 2016

The team was very nice and helpful. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2016

Should have been fixed the first time.

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by - Verified Customer November 07, 2016

Went in knowing the service I needed on my vehicle. The job was done quickly and with inntje quote. Been going to Convoy Auto for a few years now and will do so in the future.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2016

Good.

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by - Verified Customer November 02, 2016

We've been taking our cars to Convoy Auto for almost 30 years and David Eli and his staff have always been exemplary in their attitude and work. They're always courteous and polite, and take time to explain the work they need to do.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2016

They have been servicing my car for over six years.

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by - Verified Customer October 30, 2016

Only rated a 7 because after the repair was completed I priced other shops and they were much lower in cost.

by - Verified Customer October 28, 2016

Great experience.

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by - Verified Customer October 24, 2016

Thank you!

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2016

I love convoy auto repair.

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by - Verified Customer August 01, 2011

Well the personnel is very friendly, helpful, and all their records are completely accurate.

by - Verified Customer July 30, 2011

They seem very pleasant, easy to talk, and friendly.

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by - Verified Customer July 30, 2011

They are very good at following up on the work they have done.

by - Verified Customer July 30, 2011

I would recommend them to everyone, very honest. If they did something wrong that wasn't right, they stand behind it.

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by - Verified Customer July 28, 2011

Quality service.

by July 28, 2011

I'm taking the car back in tomorrow.

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by - Verified Customer July 27, 2011

They are always very polite and considerate of the customer. They are always done when they say they are going to be.

by - Verified Customer July 26, 2011

Superior service, total guarantees, all references have received excellent service and repeat service.

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by July 26, 2011

I am satisfied with them. I can't do the repairs myself and I'm very satisfied with them.

by July 23, 2011

I spent too much money.

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by July 20, 2011

I took a used car in to be examined and they identified all problems and talked me out of a "lemon".

by - Verified Customer July 20, 2011

I was very satisfied and they were very helpful.

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by - Verified Customer July 19, 2011

The price markup was extremely high and unreasonable. They misdiagnosed the problem but still charged me full price for labor.

8 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Emily, Bessie, Ronald, Charles, Pete, Cory
by Richard, Rhonda

RepairPal Scorecard
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OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

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CUSTOMER SERVICE
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CUSTOMER AMENITIES
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Convoy Auto Repair has been serving the San Diego area since 1976. Their employees are highly experienced: their four technicians have a combined 101 years of experience between them! They are also an ASE Blue Seal Facility with all of their technicians and service advisers holding multiple certifications. One service adviser and three technicians are also ASE Master Technicians. All of this talent, combined with excellent tools and diagnostic equipment, goes a long way to help assure your vehicle will be fixed right the first time.


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SPECIALTIES

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
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AMENITIES

  • AAA Member Discount
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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AFFILIATIONS

  • ASA
  • ASCCA
  • ASE Blue Seal
  • NAPA
  • iATN

MESSAGE FROM THE SHOP

Our staff of 12 seasoned and experienced technicians are ASE certified and we hold the coveted BLUE SEAL OF EXCELLENCE that is awarded to establishments with 75% or more of their technicians ASE certified in each area of service they provide. We are 1 of only 139 such facilities currently in all of California.

The entire team at Convoy Auto Repair considers our facility to be the finest auto repair business in all of San Diego County. That’s not ego or misplaced bravado speaking. Car owners from all over the county have been telling us we’re the best for years. We’re finally ready to publicly acknowledge the fact that our hard work and dedication has made Convoy Auto Repair a place that is truly something special.

MAKES WE SERVE

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Questions Answered by Convoy Auto Repair & Towing
I have 02 focus 2L spi...have had to repla...
A timing belt failure does not set any codes specific to the belt. But if the belt brakes the can sensor will register a fault because it senses something out of range. From here you will need to replace the failed belt and then see if any damage has occured to the valves once the mechanic timing is corrected.
just happen
Hard to say, how did water get into the transmission in the first place? If the car had not been started with "water" in the transmission and complete flush my save the transmission. Unfortunatly their is no way to determine short of a flush.
what is the blend door in regards to no heat
The blend door is devise that regulated the amount of heat allowed into the vehicle. It work like a dam, the more you open the more comes in. Some blend doors may not work to to electronic motor failing and/or actual blend door broken
Hi Guys<br>My Tiburon heat stopped working...
The problem you have described is most likely a thermostat sticking open and/or a plugged heater core that may need replacement.
Just recently my 2005 Ford mustang automan...
It does sound like you have two seperate issues. I think the main concern is the incorrect fuel gauge problem. The fuel level is part of the fuel pump in the gas tank. You should have this cheked first as the fuel pump itself could possibly fail without any futher warning.
I was told by mechanic (Midas Mufflers)I n...
Your vehicle should be a 3.0 OHV. A California certified convertor runs $ 790 parts and labor. You have 4 Oxygen Sensors which run aprox $ 122 ea installed. I would recommend to run the proper test on all the oxygen sensors and convertor before spending $$$$ on repairs the total test runs $ 69.95.
David
I think I need the oil pan gasket replaced...
A 3.0 HOV runs $250 Parts & Labor for the gasket set, labor, oil & filter. The warranty on repairs is 2yr/ 24K
Hello,<br><br>A few weeks ago the emission...
Your intermittent engine light will need to be diagnosed. I am not sure why the other shop could not diagnose the concerns. There is specific VW diagnostic software that will test the Catalytic converter efficiency and/or any other contributing failure that the computer may be detecting.
As for the timing belt we strongly recommend replacement along with all the underlying components at 90,000. Timing belt failure will lead to valves bending which becomes a major repair.
my 1997 cadillac eldorado is leaking coola...
Coolant leaks are considered critical on any vehicle. The first step is to perform a coolant system pressure test. This test will pressurize the system so that external leaks can be pin pointed and the correct repairs can be made.
Car starts fine first thing, but on hot da...
Intermittent problems are frustrating at best, especially when it is your daughter’s car, I know. Most Ford intermittent starting problems can be duplicated when the shop follows the same scenario that triggers the event. Depending on if it is a “No crank” or a “Crank but no start condition” it can generally be duplication within the same day. Even though it was 90+ degree day I believe it is a “Hot soak” problem. The first step is to have her drop off the vehicle at a shop willing to spend the time and effort to duplicate the problem. Then proper repairs can be made.
After it sits a couple days, cool weather,...
The problem you have described can come from many different sources. It could be the coolant temperature sensor not communicating to the cars computer the correct coolant temperature and therefore the computer cannot properly adjust the idle until warm. Idle air control motors are also common to fail. This type of failure can be diagnosed using the proper equipment. Most shops would require the vehicle to be dropped off the night before so that testing can be done while duplicating the problem in the morning as described. Even if it is intermittent the test procedures cold will most likely show the source of your problem.
I would like to know as to what is the rea...
All the national labor guides show 7.0 hour per side. The manuals all describe that cylinder head removal is required. I have just recently completed a left side manifold replacement on a 4.7 Tundra and there is a way to remove the manifold without removing the cylinder head. It is still quite difficult but can be accomplished in half the time and at a substantial savings over “book time”
David
power steering very hard
First check your power steering fluid. If it is full then you most likely have a problem/s with either the power steering belt had broken or the power steering pump and/or the power steering rack and pinion have failed. Sometimes this is more evident when the car is cold and as you drive it appears to work a little better. If the fluid is full it will then require a technician to runs dome diagnostic check and then make repairs from there.
My 2003 camry started making this horrible...
Most likely something inside the heater blower motor that is if the noise is present with the fan in any on position. We have seen pencils; paper clips and other object inside this assemble which can make the noise as described. You may also have a fan clutch failing which would make this loud noise for the first minute or two then dissipate. Either way we can inspect and come to the bottom of the mysterious noise.
car shakes when i come to a stop, what can...
What you are describing is brake pulsation. This occurs when the disc rotors become out of round. This condition is caused by the friction that builds up during braking which heats up the rotors and as they expand and contract the metal distorts and the end result is brake pulsation.

This is a common occurrence and with the proper equipment the rotors, provided they have the proper amount of metal remaining can be machined and balanced with a computerized lathe that machines and true’s them on the car. It is called the Pro-Cut. This device is required by most manufactures. The brake pads will be replaced at the same time thus restoring your brake system by to the original condition.
Joe
I was getting into my car after 1 hour had...
The most likely cause is an electrical problem of some sort, not a fuses or spark plug problem. This should be diagnosed before the problem progresses.
My truck wont start at all. The check engi...
Intermidtent problems are difficult for the unexperienced mechanic. Having the proper diagnostic equiptment and qualified seasoned ASE certified technicians makes this type or diagnosis more normal than not.
This is generely a same day repair once the diagnosis is completed.
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4 times in the past 6 months I have been a...
This vehicle is equipped with an Idle Air Control (IAC) valve (stepper motor design). The vehicle computer (ECU) sends and receives signals and automatically adjusts the idle speed. The concern you have described is most likely related to either/or the IAC and/or the ECU. The first step would be to diagnose the vehicle and determine the root problem. Then make the necessary repairs.
I have a dodge caravan 2006. It will physi...
This sounds like some type of electrical wiring problem, possibly a grounded wire and/or? There is no method short of having a technician start into a diagnosis procedure that will get to the bottom of this and ultimately the correct repair.

We could schedule this in for you if you still need this repair done.
It does it all the time, although it is lo...
It may likely be an exhaust manifold and/or gasket leak. We have special equipment that can pinpoint the source of the noise. If it is an exhaust leak, left unrepaired it may do damage to the oxygen sensor and valves.
No problems with engine starting, ideling,...
That is an interesting scenario. The best approach is to have it diagnosed; as there is no crystal ball short of diagnostic time spent that will pin point the root cause of this described problem. This is a basic procedure and will cost $ 69.95.
I had a new transmission speed sensor inst...
The shop who installed the speed sensor should have preformed (at a cost) a monitor reset procedure. This is done to verify the repair is successful and to verify that there are no other underlying problems which would prevent the computer from completing its drive cycles. I would recommend to have them do this proceedure for you so you can get the vehicle smog tested.
light flashes and gauge goes up and down
It sounds like you are having a problem with the fuel sending circuit. A test can be down to determine the root cause and the correct repair. This test runs $ 69.95
Replaced the battery and after that I drov...
The self check monitors have not run because they are hanging up on some type of pending fault. That fault will need to be identified and repairs before the self check monitors will run to completion.
is it the computer
There are many electronic controls that directly and/or indirectly can affect the transmission operation. You have some type of electronic problem and/or you may have an internal transmission problem.
The first step is to diagnose the vehicles electronic transmission control unit and electronic solenoid operations. This will in turn determine the source of the problem. This test runs $ 89.95.

steering gear has aspirated
The non turbo design parts and labor including a toe set will run $ 789.00. The warranty is 2 years / 24,000 miles.
My local dealership charged me seemingly a...
Both contributors have very valid points. The real issue is your “Right to Repair.” Many vehicle owners mistakenly believe (and may have been misled by the selling dealer) that they must return to the dealership for all scheduled maintenance and/or repairs to keep their warranty in tack.
This is only correct if you are obtaining warranty repairs from the manufacture or recalls. You have a right to select any qualified repair facility to do any maintenance service that the manufacture requires and/or any repair your vehicle needs. All you do is simply keep your records of service and all warranties stay intact.
The dealership has a very high overhead with their vast operations and quite frankly the $300.00 they bill is a fair value based on their high operational expense, but why should you contribute to this?
This is why the independent repair community can save you thousands of dollars over your vehicles life. We simply have lower overhead.
But be careful, all independents are not equal and the lowest cost is generally not your best choice. Be sure the shop has recognizable credentials like AAA Approved Repairs (Automobile Club). ASE certified technicians and preferably ASE Master Certified Technicians. Check how many years they have been in business. What is their warranty, look for a minimum of 1 year and 12,000 but more so 2 years, 24,000 miles. This will help you select a seasoned professional you can count on for the life of your car and save thousands.
So love your Hyundai and stay away for the deep pocket dealership.
My car started making this noise (similar ...
Great description! The noise you have described can come from a few different areas. It could be tires that have abnormal wear, brakes rotors, disc pads and/or bearings. It would require a complete diagnosis to pinpoint the exact source and the proper repair procedure. This testing runs $ 39.95 and is no charge with repairs.
It used to flash when I started the car, a...
The light can not just be "turned off.” This is a safety feature and the light is on because in the event of a collision the air bag/s will not deploy. The Safety Restraint System (SRS) will need to be diagnosed to determine the source of the problems and the correct repair. The diagnosis runs $ 59.95
I used to have p0301 cylinder 1 misfire de...
The PO303 will need to be diagnosed. You could have a compression problem and/or a no spark condition on that cylinder. Based on your description of "loss of power" I would start with a compression test on all four cylinders wet and dry to verify the internal integrity of the valves and piston so you can eliminate any problem there. Then if the compression is good I would move onto checking the spark on cylinder #3.
I have a 2001 Mazda Miata and the passenge...
Always a hard question. Testing the vehicles power and grounds to the actual window switch is step #1. This verifies that the fuses are good, the wiring from the fuse panel to the switch is good and that the switch itself is good. Assuming all those test out the next step is to remove the door panel to test the window motor, inspect the regulator and make the final determination on what does need to be repaired.
My Buick is smoking white smoke from hood ...
Your description indicates that the vehicle will need to be towed for diagnosis and repairs. Based on your detailed description their are multiple possibilities may of which would not actually be considered major. If we can be of service we can be reached at 858-560-9131. David
I was told radiator was cracked and I paid...
This is a very reasonable price. It is on the low side of the Estimator if you use that as a range guideline. Be sure the products and labor have at least a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty.
When the shimmie is not present under that speed and goes away above that speed is almost always tire related. My recommendation is to have you tires inspected by Discount Tire, Balance as/if needed. Then if you still have concerns it will need inspected by a repair facility
My front lights light low. I jump started ...
Based on the fact that the engine cranks eliminates the battery as a problem. Most likely it is some type of input signal that has gone bad or a fuel problem. Either way the vehicle will need to be diagnosed to make the correct repair recommendation.
Yes, I would consider it dangerous. The light is warning the driver that in the event of a accident the air bag may not deploy. This, depending on the accident will lead to potential serious injuries to the driver and/or passengers
My question says it all... The check engi...
PO301 (Cylinder 1 misfire) can be caused by many different causes many of which requires testing to get to the root causes. Replacing the spark plugs is alway a good idea from a maintenance viewpoint and if simple a easy test to see if one of the plugs may be the problem. After that I would recommend to have your vehicle tested and not to spend additional time and expense for parts that may not fix the problem.
I just had my brake shoes replaced and the...
Good question. In the handling of used brake pads and/or shoes they are considered hazardous waste as they may contain asbestos. Each shop independently decides how they chose to handle this material. Some pay to have them hauled away and some get paid to have them hauled away. If the fee was part of the total parts and labor quote you authorized (less sales tax) then it is perfectly legitimate. If it was added to the final bill is is not.

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