T.D.S. Auto Repair
T.D.S. Auto Repair, Inc.
The Dependable Shop in Sioux Falls Since 1977
Call today!  605-338-0198


We provide auto repair services on the west side of Sioux Falls at the intersection of 15th St. and Marion Rd.
Click below for more information on our services:
Brake Repair
Wheel Alignment
Tires for Sale
Transmission Service
A/C Service & Repair
Check Engine Light
Car Maintenance
Engine Repair and Performance
Electrical System (battery, alternator, starter)
Carburetor & Fuel Injection Services
Power Steering
Oil Change

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Air Conditioning
Repair & Service
  • Test system for proper Freon.

  • Test Freon for moisture contamination.

  • Test Freon for air contamination.

  • Clean condenser fins, as required.

  • Inspect and adjust A/C operation.

  • Inspect all visible A/C components for leaks and add Freon Dye, as needed.

  • Test antifreeze for proper mix.




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Brake Fluid
Flush
  • Check brake fluid for moisture and contamination.

  • Inspect all hydraulic lines and hoses.

  • Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders.

  • Inspect master cylinder and cap.

  • Flush old brake fluid out of master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders until clean.

  • Add new brake fluid to master cylinder.

  • Road test vehicle for proper brake operation.




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Fuel Injection
Service
  • Clean fuel injectors.

  • Clean ISC / ASC motor, as required.

  • Clean throttle body air intake.

  • Visually inspect fuel lines and fuel rail.

  • Pressure test fuel pump.

  • Test and visually inspect fuel pump, pressure regulator, vacuum lines and connections.

  • De-carbonize intake manifold.

  • De-carbonize intake and exhaust valves.

  • De-carbonize combustion chamber and pistons.

  • We also work on carburetors.




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Brake Repair,
Inspection And Service
  • Visually inspect hydraulic system for leaks and condition.

  • Remove all wheels and inspect brake linings, brake hardware and wheel cylinders.

  • Remove brake dust and de-glaze brake shoes.

  • Adjust brakes.

  • Adjust parking brake.

  • Lubricate backing plate and adjust hardware.

  • Road test vehicle for proper brake operation.




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Auto Electrical System
Analysis, Repair & Service
  • Inspect battery connections.

  • Charge battery to full capacity.

  • Lead test battery and record readings.

  • Inspect alternator belt and adjust, as required.

  • Perform alternator output test and record readings.

  • Perform starter draw test and record readings.

  • Perform test for draw on electrical system and record readings.




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Engine Repair
And Performance Service
  • Test drive vehicle while monitoring computer systems, check for computer codes.

  • Check past history of vehicle maintenance.

  • Test ignition system, both primary and secondary.

  • Test fuel system for fuel volume, pressure, and quality.

  • Check air intake system for cleanliness and functionality.

  • Consult with customer concerning vehicle needs.




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Power Steering
Fluid Flush
  • Road test for power steering operation.

  • Inspect system for power steering leaks.

  • Flush power steering lines, pump, gear box, and/or rack and pinion.

  • Flush out all contaminated power steering fluid and replace with clean fluid.

  • Install power steering additive to revitalize seals and O-rings.

  • Road test vehicle for proper power steering operation.




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Wheel
Alignment
  • Inspect suspension components for wear.

  • Adjust caster and camber, if provided by manufacturer.

  • Adjust toe-in and center steering wheel.

  • For THRUST ALIGNMENT also compensate for rear wheel tracking.

  • For FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT also set rear wheel camber and toe-in as provided by manufacturer.

  • Road test vehicle for proper steering operation and wheel alignment.




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Transmission Repair
And Filter Service
  • Road test for engine performance, transmission operation and shift patterns.

  • Inspect condition of transmission fluid, mounts, and linkage.

  • Inspect transmission, cooler, and cooler lines for leaks.

  • Remove transmission pan, clean pan, replace filter, and replace pan gasket.

  • Adjust bands and throttle linkage, as required, refill transmission.

  • Road test vehicle for proper transmission operation.




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Transmission Fluid
Change
  • Add transmission cleaning chemical.

  • Road test for engine performance, transmission operation and shift patterns.

  • Flush transmission, cooler, cooler lines, valve body, and torque converter.

  • Flush out all contaminated transmission fluid and replace with clean fluid.

  • Install transmission additive to revitalize transmission seals and O-rings.

  • Road test vehicle for proper transmission operation.




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Cooling System
Power Flush
  • Pressure test cooling system for leaks.

  • Flush engine, radiator and heater core.

  • Bring antifreeze to -35 degrees.

  • Balance coolant pH level to between 9.8 and 10.5.

  • Visually inspect radiator cooling fan for proper operation.

  • Visually inspect heater and A/C operation.






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