How Long Will We Need Your Vehicle?

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Aside from the monetary cost of vehicle repairs, one of the most stressful parts of bringing your car into the shop is the time you must go without the vehicle until repairs are completed. We are well aware of this and strive to complete repairs not only at the lowest cost possible, but in the quickest time frame. We know how valuable your time is and want to ensure you get your vehicle back with as little stress as possible.

Many people want to know when their vehicle is going to be ready, before we even take a look at it. Unfortunately we can really never be 100% sure, but based on your concerns (and our current workflow) we can usually give you a rough estimate. Here are some example time frames based on type of repairs.

Brakes: Depending on whether it is just one set of pads or pads and rotors on all wheels, you can assume it will be anywhere from a couple hours to a full day.

Check Engine Light/Service Engine Light: Unfortunately the check engine light (cel) can come on for a large number of reasons, thus making it hard to give a great estimate. We usually assume at least a full day or more. Sometimes it can take a few days depending on the exact cause and repair needed.

Oil Change: Depending on the time of the day, it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour (with an appointment), but you can usually wait in the office for take a walk around the block.

“Funny noise” or clunking: As with the check engine light, this is hard to estimate, because it can require test drives and long diagnostics to find the exact cause. Expect to leave your vehicle for a full day, but do not be surprised to get it back earlier.

Cooling issues: Depending on the exact problem, these can either be quick in and out fixes or long tedious adventures. We safely say expect to leave it at least a half day, but more likely a full day.

Suspension issues: Surprisingly, suspension repairs can usually be repaired in under a day, depending on what all has happened. For example, a new air strut on a Range Rover takes only 3 hours, while a electrical problem related to the suspension could require much more time.

These are just a few examples of how we estimate work time, however we are not perfect and are wrong sometimes. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to give us a call!

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