Finding an auto shop near you can be a hard and stressful task, especially finding one you can trust. At Matt’s Greenwood Auto Care we make it a priority to take care of our customers with all their car needs; with safety, time efficiency, and customer satisfaction being at the top of our list. Our hand picked team of experienced, highly trained technicians are ready and able to tackle all of your auto service need, from basic maintenance, to heavy repairs, to computer and electronic systems diagnostics and repairs.
Inspections on a vehicle are like a physical for a person. It provides you with a picture of the overall health of the vehicle.
Included in the inspection:
Oil changes are probably one of the least expensive services you can perform on a vehicle but they provide the greatest return. Regularly changing your oil and filter as per the manufacturers recommendation will do more for extending the life of your vehicle than any other single service.
Our oil changes are performed or supervised by a ASE Master Technician.
Oil changes include:
** Replacement bulbs are at bulb cost with no labor. Some bulb replacements do have a labor cost due to the difficulty in accessing the bulb.
Vehicles today run via sophisticated electronic control modules. The computer receives information from a large number of sensors and then uses that information of determine the best combination of gas, air and ignition for any given situation. But there are times when things go wrong and by accessing your vehicle’s computer, our technicians can verify the operation of engine components. Such as:
Brakes are a very important system to the safe operation of your car. With that in mind, they should be checked at least once a year to make sure your vehicle remains safe to drive.
Make an appointment for a brake inspection if you notice any of the following:
To maintain properly working breaks
Maintaining the suspension components and the wheel alignment of your vehicle helps provide you with a safe and comfortable driving experience. It takes a trained technician to determine whether or not an issue is a safety or comfort issue.
Worn out struts and shocks give you that boat-like bounce when you hit bumps and is what causes the front of your vehicle to “nose-dive” during hard braking.
Keeping the wheels in alignment helps your vehicle provide you with a safer driving experience. A properly aligned vehicle will drive straighter and brake straighter with less effort on your part.
You should have your vehicles alignment checked and adjusted any time you :
Even though the Washington State Department of Ecology has ended the emissions testing program, it’s still in your best interest to keep your emissions system in proper working condition. Not only to keep the air we breath cleaner but when the engine control module senses an emission problem, one of it’s first reactions is to increase the amount of fuel being delivered to the engine thereby reducing your fuel economy. Sometimes substantially.
The emission system is quite extensive. Starting at the air intake (air temp, density and flow) and at the fuel tank (the vapor evaporative system) through the engine and out the exhaust (oxygen sensor(s) and catalytic converter).
A cooling system maintain an optimal operating temperature that allows the engine work more effectively. The overall cooling system also includes your vehicles cabin heating/defrosting which uses the hot coolant as it’s heat source.
What we check
Failure to properly maintain the cooling system can lead to catastrophic engine failure due to over-heating.
Heating and A/C system components wear over time. Routine maintenance helps maintain your vehicles cabin temperature at a comfortable level for you and your passengers regardless of outside conditions. Whereas neglected components will wear and eventually fail.
Your heating and A/C system keeps your
vehicle cabin warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The A/C system also helps your
defrost in the winter. Heating systems consist in a heater core and A/C systems have a condenser core, both are similar to a small radiator, fan(s), dampers that direct the heated/cooled air to different vents, and
hoses that move the hot engine coolant to the heater core or expanded coolant gas to the A/C condenser. Unlike residence heating and cooling
systems, your heater and A/C don’t completely operate off electric
parts, however they make use of the engine’s heat energy and the
engine’s cooling down capacities to alter the temperature.
How do you know if your heating and A/C are having problems:
A comprehensive inspection of your heating and A/C systems includes:
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M-F: 8:00AM – 5:30PM
We close every workday from 12:00PM to 1:00PM for lunch.
For after-hours drop-off both locations have key-drop envelopes and a key-drop slot. For after-hours pick-up, we can do a key lock-out if you have a second set of keys.
During these trying times, Matt’s Greenwood Auto Care is remaining open to serve your automotive needs at both of our Seattle locations. While we have always maintained a clean environment in our shops, we have adopted additional precautions per CDC and WHO guidelines to reassure and maintain the health of our employees and customers.
In order to maintain social distancing as the COVID-19 virus remains active, our preferred drop-off method is via our key-drop envelopes and slot and our preferred pickup option is via our vehicle lockout option both during the day and after-hours. We also recognize that this option doesn’t always work, so our office is open but on a limited basis.
Our waiting room is temporarily closed. If you still wish to wait for your service to be completed, we kindly ask that you do not wait inside and instead opt to take a walk around the neighborhood.
If you already have an appointment, but don’t feel comfortable keeping it, please give us a call and we can either re-schedule for a later date or cancel the appointment and you can contact us later to re-schedule.
With cancellations come opportunities for scheduling service. Give us a call at either our Aurora location 206-257-5748 or our Greenwood location 206-789-1850 to see what’s currently available!
This is a tough time for everyone. Lets all work together to help minimize the spread of this Virus.