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.

Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Denny and Jim
Denny and Jim

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

I got a flat tire across the street from Tom's Automotive. Although they don't repair tires, they immediately sent over a technician to change my tire. They also filled it with air so I could make it safely to a tire shop, all free of charge. Thanks Adam and the friendly staff at Tom's Automotive for your great service!

Bethany Manahan
Bethany Manahan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

My bosses were the ones that recommended me to see Tom's when I had my 'check engine' light on some time last year. They were very helpful, and kindly, turned the light off as there wasn't anything particularly wrong with my car. However, recently, my car was being looked at by them (as I've had other things happen to my car), and the staff helped me walk through the process of either furthering the fix or getting rid of my car. As someone who doesn't know anything about cars (oh boy), they really did a great job of explaining things to me. Thanks!

TJ Rawlinson
TJ Rawlinson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I had a great experience with Tom's. We had a good dialog, lots of great communication, and I am happy with the work done. Prices were as expected and no work was done that didn't need to be. I will be going back as needed.

Michael Mizell
Michael Mizell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

I always take both my company vehicle and personal vehicles directly over to Tom's whenever I need issues taken care of...except for that one time I had to change a headlight in my Yukon. After struggling with trying to figure out how to take it out, I watched a YouTube video and followed all the steps. It turns out that you cannot simply take the headlight casing out, but you need to take the grill off first, then take the wheel well liner off (which I successfully completed) and then there is a hidden screw that needs to be removed. You cannot see this screw because it is tucked away behind the frame, and a standard socket wrench head is too large and will not work to remove. Feeling defeated, I called Tracy. He said to come on by and they took the screws out for me and helped replacing the headlight. I told him I wanted to at least pay something for the service but he refused to accept anything. These guys have always been good to me, and I appreciate their hard work and honesty.

Kt McVeigh
Kt McVeigh

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

They were very professional and helpful at all times - even when I didn't have time to use their services before I headed out of town, Casey spoke with me on the phone for upwards of 15 minutes to figure out what was wrong with my car, so I could get help elsewhere. Really stand-up place!