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Diagnostic Services

If your check engine light is on or if you are experiencing problems with your car, the best thing you can do is bring it to Greg’s Japanese Auto for our expert diagnosis and analysis. You don’t want to just guess what’s wrong with it. That can cost you lots of time and money. At Greg’s, our experienced auto repair mechanics take the guesswork out of diagnostics. We will pinpoint the problem so you know exactly what is wrong and what should be done to repair it.

Every Greg’s Japanese Auto location is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment. We have ASE Certified Technicians at every shop who are experienced at auto repair and diagnostics. So whether you own an Acura, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, or any other Japanese car or truck, Greg’s Japanese Auto is the number one choice for professional auto repair diagnostics.

Scheduled Maintenance

Your vehicle represents a big financial investment, so you want to do what it takes to make sure your car or truck gives you long-lasting performance and reliability. One of the best ways to do that is to follow your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance services. These maintenance services have scheduled intervals based on mileage, such as 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, or 90,000 miles. The services recommended for each of these scheduled intervals vary by mileage and manufacturer.

Greg’s Japanese Auto has the specs on your specific vehicle’s factory recommended services! Plus, you don’t have to rely on your local dealership to perform these services for you. Greg’s Japanese Auto has the expertise and equipment to maintain your vehicle so you can keep your New Vehicle Warranty or Extended Warranty intact!

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Pre-Buyer Inspection

Car buying can often be a stressful experience—especially if you’re looking to buy a pre-owned vehicle. You want to have the peace-of-mind knowing that the car you want to buy isn’t a lemon. The auto repair technicians at Greg’s Japanese Auto can help take the fear and the guesswork out of buying your next pre-owned vehicle with our Pre-Buyer Inspection Service.

With Greg’s Japanese Auto’s Peace-of-Mind Pre-Buyer Inspection Service, our experienced and professional auto repair technicians will perform a complete vehicle inspection and give you an unbiased report of the status of the pre-owned vehicle you are looking at buying.

Pre-Buyer Inspection service includes:

  • Test drive (clutch, transmission, brakes, steering, suspension, noises)
  • Check all fluids (level, condition)
  • Check for leakage (oil, transmission, differential)
  • Check battery voltage and alternator output
  • Inspect cooling system and hose condition
  • Inspect drive belts
  • Inspect fuel system (filters, lines, etc.)
  • Inspect ignition system (each spark plug, wires, cap, rotor)
  • Inspect brake wear
  • Inspect tire wear
  • Inspect shocks or struts
  • Inspect steering assembly and power steering unit
  • Check clutch adjustment
  • Visually inspect wiring harness
  • Test electrical (fuses, horn, wipers, washers, radio, heater, AC, etc.)
  • Check headlights, turn signals, brake lights, etc.
  • Check for jack, spare tire, etc.
  • And more

Emissions Repair

If your vehicle has failed an emissions test in Washington State, you will need to take your vehicle for emissions repairs at a WA State Authorized Emissions Specialist.

Every Greg’s Japanese Auto location throughout the Puget Sound has a WA State Authorized Emissions Specialist on staff who can test your vehicle and perform the necessary repairs to get your vehicle back up to code.

Emissions testing and repair is not only good for the environment—but it can also help you save money. Poor emissions performance affects your car’s performance and reliability, as well as reducing gas mileage. For more information about Washington State emissions testing and requirements, go to

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Fluid Exchange Services

Most people know that they should get their car or truck’s oil changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles. Lube, oil, and filter change service is important and should not be skipped. But did you know that your vehicle also has many other vital fluids that it depends on for performance, safety, and reliability? These vital fluids also need to be changed at a regular schedule.

Bring your car or truck to Greg’s Japanese Auto and our expert auto repair technicians can perform the following vital fluid exchange services on your Nissan, Toyota, Acura, Mazda, Subaru, or any other Japanese make or model. Avoid costly repairs down the road by staying on top of your fluid exchange services!

Vital Fluid Exchange Services

Brake Fluid Exchange – Every 2 years or 30,000 miles

Without this service you can experience:

  • Dangerous increase in stopping distance
  • Failure of the ABS control assemblies
  • Failure of the master cylinders
  • Caliper piston failure
  • Rotor damage from overheating
  • Premature wear of the brake pads

Cooling System Exchange – Every 2 years or 30,000 miles

Without this service you can experience:

  • Damage to the water pump
  • Corrosion in the radiator
  • Corrosion of the heater core
  • Head gasket leaks
  • Complete engine failure

Power Steering Fluid Exchange – Every 2 years or 30,000 miles

Without this service you can experience:

  • Leaks
  • A loss of steering assist (if it occurs without warning, it can cause an accident)
  • Shortened power steering pump life
  • Steering gear failure

Transmission Fluid Exchange – Every 2 years or 30,000 miles

Without this service you can experience:

  • Rough or erratic shifting
  • Complete transmission failure

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We only work on Japanese makes and models, and we have the experience and knowhow to give your car the service it deserves. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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