Auto Diagnosis and Repair
Hello all! I am here to save the world from over-priced shop rates....ok, so maybe saving the world is a stretch. However, I do have a pretty extensive understanding of how to diagnose, maintain, and repair vehicles.
Like any respectable shop (which seem to be few and far between these days), I believe in doing what's right, not what's easy. I have never and will never cut corners. This means strictly following manufacturers torque specs and using factory parts whenever possible. I find it alarming the number of ASE certified technicians that have a "good enough" attitude when working on cars.
I treat every vehicle I work on as if it were my own.
Training & Qualifications
Full disclosure, I have no official certification. What I do have though is 10+ years of car ownership spanning over 20 vehicles from over 10 different manufacturers. It was my bad luck with cars when I was younger that was my driving force (pun intended) to learn about cars. In addition to my own vehicles, I have worked on many vehicles for friends and acquaintances. Generally speaking, cars all work on the same principles (with a few exceptions of course), so my working knowledge can be transposed to various makes rather easily. However, rest assured that I will not take on a project in which I am not 100 percent confident. I have yet to make a noteworthy mistake.
My list of experiences include:
Brake pad and rotor replacement
Engine/transmission removal and installation
Replacement of various sensors and other engine components (spark plugs, distributors, alternators, starters, gaskets, etc.)
Aftermarket upgrades installation (headlight housings, HIDs, tail light housings, custom LED interior lighting, stereos, subwoofers, amplifiers, speakers, etc.)
Availability & Preferences
Simbi has forced me to list an hourly rate. However, I typically charge by the job. If you would like to know what I would like in exchange for your specific job, please ask. :-)