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I founded Pat’s Garage in 1986. We are an independent automotive service and repair facility specializing in Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Subaru, Nissan and all Hybrids. We have an ongoing series of car care clinics for women at the shop. We have been voted Best Auto Repair Shop in the Bay Area by readers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian for many years running.
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Question Answered: Check AWD System warning light came on, is this serious & needs to be taken in?
April 13, 2017, 04:51 PM
When ever you get that kind of warning you should get it looked at as soon as possible. Since you just bought the car it should go back to the business that sold you the car. If all they do is sales they may not be equipped to check it over but should accept responsibility to get it fixed for you.
Question Answered: what's the typical cost of replacing the head gasket?
December 16, 2014, 12:47 PM
Unfortunately there really are no "typical costs" for a head gasket replacement on your Subaru.The variables once the heads are removed are many. Depending on what you find it could lead to a complete valve job. Once it is apart timimg belt/ water pump replacement is often a needed option. We have had the job run from around $2500 all the way to $4500.Find someone who you trust, communicate often and be prepared to spend more than you hoped for.
Question Answered: My engine light and a VTN-4 light keeps coming on. What is a VTM-4
November 25, 2014, 03:15 PM
It's your Variable Torque Management System. It needs to be scanned with the Honda HDS Scanner to find out what is going on..........
Question Answered: My car keeps making a rattling noise when I drive over about 40mph. Any idea of what this might be?
November 12, 2014, 09:03 AM
You should definitely have the car looked over. It could be something as simple as an exhaust shield that has come loose. It could also be something serious in the wheel that went through the pothole.
Question Answered: Sunroof whistles when driving
July 08, 2011, 08:40 PM
Actually I answered your question without signing in. It's also possible that if you live in a very hot environment the sunroof gasket has hardened and is not sealing properly.
Question Answered: repairs
June 29, 2011, 03:27 PM
With out knowing the service history of the car it is a difficult call to make. You've just invested heavily in your car. You might as well be the one to enjoy it running well.
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