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Please read this section carefully - these are our pricing and billing policies
 
All new customers will be asked to make a $100 deposit.  If you can't make your appointment, this deposit is refundable as long as you cancel at least 24 hours in advance.  If you choose not to make a deposit, we reserve the right to schedule another customer in your time slot.  This does not apply to returning customers.
 
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How We Charge for Dyno Time
 
CAT charges in one of two ways for dyno time.  You always have the option of paying by the hour.  Hourly fees vary by vehicle type (2WD or AWD) and by services needed (Do you need a tuner?  Do you just want to test parts?  Are you tuning your own car?).  Your dyno time starts when we begin mounting up the car (the average car takes about 10 minutes to setup on the dyno) and ends when we are either done tuning, or if you are doing the work, you tell us you are done.  You are not charged for any time required to dismount the vehicle, torque the wheels, print out dyno plots, etc.
 
However, for many vehicles and engine management systems, we have so much experience that we are able to offer flat rate pricing.  This means that no matter how long it takes us, you pay only one price.  But be sure to examine our list of surcharges.  Some things are not included in flat rate tuning prices.  And no matter which billing method you choose, spilling toxic chemicals on our shop floor will cost you a cleanup fee.
 
Please note, if for some reason we are unable to complete your flat rate tune due to problems with your car that are not Church Automotive Testing's responsibility (failed part, leaks, etc.), you will be billed the full flat rate price if we spend more than one hour on the car prior to the problem arising.  You may bring the car back for completion of the tuning once the problem is fixed, and there will be no additional charges except for an $80 mounting fee.  If we take less than one hour, you will be billed for one hour of tuning.

Notes and Surcharges - Please Read!         
            
--Oil or Antifreeze Hazmat Fee - If your car releases a substantial amount of oil or antifreeze you will be billed an additional $25.00 
--Spark Plug Gapping - Flat Rate tuning does not include spark plug gapping.  If we must gap or replace your spark plugs during the dyno session, you will be billed $25.00 (does not include new plugs!!)   
--Valve cover removal - Unless specified (F20/F22 or K-series), cam tuning does not include valve cover removal.  If we must remove your valve cover and install our own cut cover, there will be a $25.00 charge.  You may arrive early and use our tools to install our cut cover on your car at no extra charge.   
--Existing customers tuned at Flat Rate prices will have future visits/retunes for new parts billed either hourly, or flat rate, whichever is lowest.
--PLEASE NOTE, a quote of an hourly rate for retuning does not mean that you will only pay for one hour, just that the billing will be done hourly.  Most retunes are quick, but if you have changed substantial hard parts, they can take as long as a full tune in some cases.  If you are not sure, please talk to a Church Automotive Testing tuner before we start your tune.
--Once a car is mounted and dyno testing begins, there is a minimum $80 charge.  This applies even if the vehicle is untuneable.  If you think your vehicle might have issues, ask us to look at them before we mount it on the dyno.

General Dyno Services
General Engine Management Tuning (for all systems/brands not listed under flat rate) $200/hr $225/hr
Non-Engine Management Tuning (carbs, distributors, fuel pressure, adj cam sprockets) $160/hr $180/hr
General Dyno Rental (CAT mounts cars, runs dyno, owner or tuner tunes, tests parts, etc.) $125/hr $150/hr
Half Day Rental (4 hours, paid in full even if all time not used) $400 $500
Full Day Rental (8 hours, paid in full even if all time not used) $750 $900
Additional Vehicle Fee (half/full day rental applies to one vehicle - each additional incurs fee) $25/car $30/car
Baseline Testing (3 runs minimum, air/fuel ratio reading, boost reading if applicable) $80/car $100/car
Dyno Day - 5-9 cars $50/car $70/car
Dyno Day - 10-14 cars $45/car $65/car
Dyno Day - 15+ cars $40/car $60/car
Honda/Acura Flat Rate Tuning Naturally Aspirated Turbo/Nitrous/ITB
S100/S200 Full Tune (does not include socketing, wiring, etc.) $360 $420
S300 Full Tune (additional fee for boost-by-gear on turbo cars) $360 $420
Kpro Full Tune (additional fee for boost-by-gear on turbo cars) $425 $450
FlashPro Full Tune $425 $450
Crome $380 $440
AEM EMS (series 1 and 2) or PowerFC $450 $500
All Piggyback systems (Emange, FIC, Split Second, etc.) $375 $425
Fuel Controllers (SAFC, VAFC, AFC-Neo, etc.) $200 $250
Boost Controller Tuning (only - no other changes made) NA $150
Adjustable Cam Gears Surcharge (for flat rate only) B-series/H-series/F20B - cut cover $60 $60
Adjustable Cam Gear Surcharge (for flat rate only) D-series/F-series (SOHC) - cut cover $30 $30
Adjustable Cam Gears Surcharger (for flat rate only) S2000 F20/F22C - no cut cover $125 $125
Adjustable Cam Gear Surcharge (for flat rate only) K-series exhaust cam - no cut cover (no K20Z3) $100 $100
Hondata boost by gear tuning (S300, Kpro) NA

$50 

Race car surcharge - For race only vehicles.  High boost, ITBs, nitrous, etc.  Surcharge covers all adjustments including boost by gear, staged nitrous, cam gears etc.  If you're not sure if your vehicle applies, please ask.

 

$200 $200
Toyota/Scion Flat Rate Tuning 2WD 4WD/AWD
PowerFC $500 $550
AEM EMS (series 1 or 2) $500 $550
Hydra EMS $550 $600
All Piggyback systems (Emange, FIC, Split Second, etc.) $400 $450
Fuel Controllers (SAFC, VAFC, AFC-Neo, etc.) $200 $250
Boost Controller Tuning (only - no other changes made) $150 $200
Nissan/Infiniti Flat Rate Tuning 2WD AWD
Uprev Osiris Tuning - Naturally Aspirated I4/V6/V8 vehicles (includes license fee and multi map) $575 $600
Uprev Osiris Tuning - Forced Induction (includes license fee and multi map) $650 $700
Discount if Vehicle Already Equipped with Uprev ($150) ($150)
Cobb ProTune GTR (stock MAF pipes/injector) $650
Cobb ProTune GTR (aftermarket MAF pipes/injector) $850
PowerFC $500 $550
AEM EMS (series 1 or 2) $500 $550
Hydra EMS $550 $600
All Piggyback systems (Emange, FIC, Split Second, etc.) $400 $450
Fuel Controllers (SAFC, VAFC, AFC-Neo, etc.) $200 $250
Boost Controller Tuning (only - no other changes made) $150 $200
Mitsubishi Flat Rate Tuning 2WD AWD
Open Source Tuning (all except Evo X) $450 $500
Open Source Tuning Evo X $550
AEM EMS (all except Evo X) $500 $550
AEM EMS Evo X $650
PowerFC $500 $550
Hydra EMS $550 $600
All Piggyback systems (Emange, FIC, Split Second, etc.) $400 $450
Fuel Controllers (SAFC, VAFC, AFC-Neo, etc.) $200 $250
Boost Controller Tuning (only - no other changes made) $150 $200
Subaru Flat Rate Tuning (yes, we realize there aren't many 2WD Subarus) 2WD AWD
Open Source Tuning $450 $500
Cobb ProTune $400 $450
AEM EMS $500 $550
PowerFC $500 $550
Hydra EMS $550 $600
All Piggyback systems (Emange, FIC, Split Second, etc.) $400 $450
Fuel Controllers (SAFC, VAFC, AFC-Neo, etc.) $200 $250
Boost Controller Tuning (only - no other changes made) $150 $200
Mazda Flat Rate Tuning 2WD AWD
Megasquirt PNP (Miata only) $400 NA
Cobb ProTune (Mazdaspeed 3 or 6 only) $400 $450
AEM EMS $500 $550
PowerFC $500 $550
Hydra EMS $550 $600
All Piggyback systems (Emange, FIC, Split Second, etc.) $400 $450
Fuel Controllers (SAFC, VAFC, AFC-Neo, etc.) $200 $250
Boost Controller Tuning (only - no other changes made) $150 $200
General Motors (1997+ except Trailblazer SS) 2WD AWD

HP Tuners (includes ECU licensing) NA

$500 $600
EFI Live (includes ECU licensing) $500 $600

Additional $200 fee for conversion from NA to boost, or change of operating system, $100 surcharge for factory boosted vehicles (CTS-V, Cobalt SS, etc.)

Church Automotive Testing - 300 Quay Ave. Wilmington, CA 90744 310-518-4966