Emission Diagnosis & Repairs

The emission control system on your vehicle is important for keeping our local environment as clean as possible. It’s a regulated check and drivers are notified on their vehicle’s tab registration forms as to whether an emissions check is required that year in order to renew the tabs.

 

These are a few of the terms & parts you may hear about related to your vehicle’s Emissions system:

 

Air fuel ratio sensors

Camshaft sensors

Carbon cleaning services

Catalytic converters

Charcoal canisters

Crankshaft sensors

Distributor cap & rotor

EGR Valves

Engine control modules [ECM]

Engine coolant temperature sensors

Evaporative control valves

Evaporative hoses

Exhaust manifolds

Exhaust repair

Fuel filler necks

Fuel injection services

Fuel injectors

Fuel pressure regulators

Fuel pumps

Gas caps

Ignition cables

Ignition coils

Intake air temperature sensors

Knock sensors

MAP sensors

Mass air flow sensors

Mufflers

Oxygen sensors

PCV valves

Secondary air injection pumps

Spark plugs

Thermostats

Throttle bodies

Vacuum hoses

Vapor canister filters

Vapor canister purge solenoids

If your vehicle fails an emissions test, we can test to find out why it did, and then also perform the needed emission repair.

Not every auto repair shop provides these services,but we definitely do. It’s a convenience to our customers here in the West Seattle, Burien & White Center area, but it also gives us more information for our customer files about the overall care during the life of the vehicle with each customer. We get the whole view of the car’s care and running by offering diagnostic services for failed emissions tests and the needed repairs.

If your vehicle fails an emissions test, it means your car or truck not only gives off higher emissions but may also run improperly and lose potential efficiency in its gas mileage.

The investment you make on your car, truck, SUV or hybrid is big. We respect that.
And keeping your investment, your car’s safety and the emissions in check is where we want to serve.

Schedule an appointment & we’ll run an emission diagnostic test for you on your vehicle.

This is a video of a plugged charcoal canister for a vehicles evaporative system. This can cause your check engine light to come on and make you fail your emissions test. It is can be caused from driving on dusty or dirt roads.

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Tom's Automotive Service
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Andrea Honer
Andrea Honer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Tom’s is great. I took my vehicle in for a transmission issue. They were thorough with their diagnostic and communicated my options every step of the way. Honest and reliable service.

Meg Halverson
Meg Halverson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Everyone at Tom's cares about delivering great, expert service and keeping your car or truck in excellent mechanical condition. I have a 2001 Yukon XL which is a 3/4 ton towing vehicle and has been serviced at Tom's for 14 years. It has 187,000 miles on it, and I credit their commitment to excellent service and workmanship for the vehicle's longevity. They are the best in the business, and we are super fortunate to have them in West Seattle.

Tamara Gillest
Tamara Gillest

5 out of 5 stars

posted 19 hours ago

Tom's Automotive is open and honest. They have a friendly staff and are helpful in getting answers that work for the budget. I never feel pressured to do something that I don't want to do and they are willing to present options. Thanks, Tom's!

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Cory c

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Hands down the best auto shop I've ever been to. Tom's is always friendly, accommodating and takes time to explain the issue. Recently they went the extra mile on an issue with our car and spent time (that the dealer wouldn't) diagnosing, finding and fixing the issue. All for a fair price and with an incredibly helpful attitude. Don't hesitate for a minute to go to this locally owned small business who consistently knocks it out of the park. We've been going to them for 10+ years and always had A+++ customer service.

sishi691
sishi691

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

I called in to get oil change for my 2018 car and the guy who took my call told me about the importance of going back to the dealer for the first oil change so that we wouldn’t have any warranty issue in the future. He told me that he would be happy to work on our car next time. I’m definitely taking our car back there! Hard to find a place like this nowadays 🙂