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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Bethany Manahan
Bethany Manahan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks 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!

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. I came in late and they serviced my within 30 minutes. Will definitely go back when my car need more service.

Rochelle Dobson
Rochelle Dobson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I had an incredible experience with Tom's Automotive, my window was not working properly, after getting it replaced at a different auto body shop I decided to go to one I knew I could trust and took it in to Tom's. I first described the situation on the phone, brought it in for them to see, and their team spent time researching what could be wrong. They called me back to bring in my car and within minutes had it fixed. Tom's Auto and their whole team is top-class, I will DEFINITELY be using their services again. I highly recommend them. Thank you for going above and beyond my expectations!

Nancy I
Nancy I

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I take my car to Tom's because they are friendly and reliable. I appreciate they are able to "triage" and explain the maintenance needed to keep my car up and running. It's great they offer a shuttle in the morning and late afternoon to help the locals get back to work!
I once had to pull off the freeway due to my car acting oddly. I called Kandie at Tom's and she was able to explain what I needed to do. This helped me stay calm and confident in an otherwise stressful situation.