Auto repair and services
|Type of work||$$$$$$|
|Oil Changes (basic synthetic blend)||$45-55|
|Oil Changes (full synthetic)||$65|
|Oil Changes (full synthetic, European)||$95-140|
|Brake Fluid Flush w brake job||$30|
|Diagnostics (Level 1 Testing)||$60|
|Transmission Flush (with filter)||$250|
Our oil changes cost usually around $45-50 for a basic Synthetic blend oil change. We do not offer any non synthetic blends anymore. This oil will actually cover the specs for Dexos and most newer cars.
We do offer synthetic oil changes. This usually bump the total up to around $65 for 5qts. If you wanted to go Mobil 1 or something specific we can also do that. We get almost any oil.
We also offer the Synthetic oil for 10k mile oil changes that some newer European cars use. This oil change is going to be pretty close to $95. This is a very high quality oil and will fill the specs for Mercedes, Audi/VW and other manufactures that have 10k oil change specs.
These prices are based on standard 5qts of oil if you car is more or less the price will change some.
Try Richard @ Tow Time – 612-501-1815, but if he is being grump/crabby you can also call Schmidt Towing – 763-253-1568
We can now offer Pronto Roadside Assistance
Pronto single-use Roadside Assistance Certificate is good for towing or a jump start anywhere in the United States or Canada. Service includes a jump-start or tow for one (1) year from the date of qualifying repair.
Register within 30 days of the repair date online at http://www.prontocarcare.com/ to receive a one-time use certificate good towards a FUTURE roadside event (tow or jump). READ THE FINE PRINT: The FUTURE tow must be 24 hours after the original repair.
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For most cars and trucks our brake jobs will usually end up around $380 in repair for pads and rotor and labor for 1 axle. This is the standard brake job that will work for 88.36% of the people. If you have a higher end car we may suggest different rotors and pads and this may bring up the price slightly. If you own something common like a GM, Toyota or Honda your brakes will probably be cheaper.
A brake fluid flush is also something you should think about doing. This would add $30 to the total. Brake fluid wants to absorb Water and it gets in the system and rusts from the inside out. It can also cause the fluid to boil and a lower point and give you brake fade when you dont want it.
So for Engine and Transmission diagnostics we have 3 different levels. So level 1 testing is going to work for half the cars on the road. With this service most the work is in researching the code. Sure you can get Autozone to read a code and what system it is but really to get a good answer of what the problem is you really go to do a research to figure out what is the most common thing that can happen and then from that we can figure out what we have to test.
$59.00 Level 1 50%
- Connect Computer Diagnostic Test Equipment
- Perform Test and Read Service Codes and Stored Diagnostic Information
- Research Codes and Code Setting Parameters
- Check for Related Service Bulletins and Pattern Failures
- Visual Inspection of Related Components and Areas
- Isolate Circuit of Sub-System Responsible for Lamp Activation
- Advise of Results
- Clear and Reset Computer
40% of the cars will end up with level 2 testing. This is when we really got to break out all the good diagnostic tools. Remember scan tools can lie about data but scopes give real data. We are definitely breaking out the scope if your car needs our level 2 testing.
$89.00 Level 2 40%
- Road Test as Required to Test, Duplicate, and Monitor Functions
- Test and Confirm Battery and Charging System Functions
- Perform Manufactures Flow Chart Diagnostic Procedure for Isolated System
- Use of Scopes, Meters, and Simulators as Needed
- Signal Trace and Circuit Test as Required for Related System
- Test Sensor Functions and Connections as Required
- Test Fuel System as Related to Sub-System Failure
- Test Ignition as Related to Sub-System Failure
- Isolate Specific System / Component Failure
- Advise of Corrective Action and Options
So our 3rd level of testing is for when $hit hits the fan! This is when we have looked over everything we know and we are still scratching our head. Luckily we are hardcore car guys and girls and we dont give up! We have invested lots of money and time into data! Data may be in the form of calling our tech hotlines, subscribing to factory data manuals, spending time talking with all the other techs we know to search for the correct answer to your cars problem. Really only about 10% of cars ever get to this level of tests
$149.00 Level 3 10%
- Advanced System Testing
- Reconfirm Basic Tests
- Remove / Access Modules & Computers for Specific Pin Out Tests
- Access Wiring Harnesses for Wiring Testing & Confirmation
- In Depth Testing by a Master Technician Using Wiring Diagrams, Technical Hotline Assistance, Signal Substitution, Multiple Road Tests, and Theory.
If you need more information about diagnostics I would suggest you check our FAQ page.
Yes, I know you can find coupons for cheaper alignments but enjoy getting barraged with sales about how everything is broke on your car.
We offer alignments for $119.00
If you are getting other work done the alignment will be $100.00
These are my favorite. I see too many transmissions fail just because of simple neglect. You want to make sure you flush your fluid before it gets dirty, not when it is dirty! When its dirty is too late. I suggest flushing or doing a drain and fill every 30k and doing the filter(if your vehicle has one) every 90k. Its the cheapest insurance you can do to keep your transmission working in good order.
This includes draining and filling the system twice with up to 2 gallons of transmission fluid. The next we have to offer is an actual transmission flush with the machine. This flushes 4 gallons of fluid. This service costs $134. Some vehicles will actual have a filter inside of the transmission pan that can be serviced. To replace this filter the cost would be around $200-250 though some cars can be more if its hard to get it. If you pan is also leaking this would actually fix that problem at the same time.