A list of the common repairs we do
Your car has never been inspected like this before.
When you go in for an inspection at most shops, you hand off the keys and your car disappears back into the shop. Some time later a sales guy shows up with a long list of really expensive things you “should really fix now.”
We do it differently at Subiesmith. Here, we welcome you to join your technician back in the bay while your car is inspected. You’ll be standing right next them under the car, holding a flashlight. We will show you what we’re checking and how we check it. The reason we are recommending each repair will be explained. We want you to have as much information as you need so you can made an educated decision on what things to fix and what can wait for later.
By the time we finish your inspection, you will have a very clear idea of the mechanical status of your vehicle. You will be provided a full price list for the recommended repairs along with severity of the concerns.
Please call to make an appointment. Takes about an hour.
All prices include any necessary parts, labor, fluids and taxes.
The price we quote is exactly what you pay when you pick the car up.
Basic Head Gaskets – Includes upgraded (multi-layered steel) head gaskets, valve cover gasket set, intake manifold gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, coolant crossover pipe seals, thermostat gasket, new coolant and an oil change. We stay in contact with you during the process, as there may be other engine repairs that are much cheaper to do while the engine is out. Additional $200 for Cylinder Head Resurface, if needed.
Includes timing belt, water pump, tensioner, pulleys, thermostat gasket and new coolant.
Premium parts: Timing Belt by Mitsuboshi. Water Pump by Aisin. Timing Hardware by Koyo, NTN and NSK.
Timing Belt Kits are $400 off if replaced during a Head Gasket Service.
We install factory match clutch kits, so your clutch pedal feels brand new. Includes pressure plate, clutch disc, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, flywheel resurface and transmission fluid when needed.
Subaru – NonTurbo (through 2010)
Struts - Excel-G by KYB
Includes new strut assemblies. Springs and mounts not included, and rarely needed. Single axle available. Does not include alignment.
Includes a new, high-quality CV axle shaft install on the front, where most of the failures happen. Covers most 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder, non-turbo Subaru’s from 2000 to 2009
Spark Plugs and Wires - NGK
We use factory recommended NGK spark plugs and wires.
Includes labor and a high quality fluid specific to the vehicle. Covers most Subaru’s 2009 and earlier.