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5

Dany and his father Raad have gone above and beyond when I recently came in for an oil change... They did a thorough inspection without asking or up-charging for the inspection. They know their stuff and made recommendations based on my budget and how long I'm planning on owning my car. It's common for mechanics to take advantage of females, but that's not the case here. Plus, they're never pushy! I definitely will be coming back for oil changes, smogs, and maintenance. Thanks Raad, Dany, and the rest of the guys at Speedy Auto Repair & Smog!

5

I found this place on Yelp and I'm glad I did. Nice family business that I'll recommend and go back to.

5

My life has changed enormously in the last few months. I got married, moved out of state, so my money was a bit tight leading up to all this. Imagine my crushing sense of defeat when my car starts acting all funny on me right before the big move. I'm in town alone, as my fella' had already left town while I finished off a few things. And my stupid front end makes some weird thunky noises while at idle, I'm coming up on my oil change (but still had a few hundred miles) AND THEN as I am driving to work the stupid light turns on in a clearly desperate manner. I have all my fingers and toes crossed that it is just the oil change issue, but I am sure my beloved hunk of junk is going to give out on me at the worst possible time. I do some Yelp research and take it to Speedy after work, which I am surprised to realize is located next to the Jiffy Lube that always tries to sell me unnecessary stuff, wish I'd known they existed sooner! Either way, I pace around the neighborhood, not really paying attention to much but my madcap hope that all will be ok. I come back, and the face I see is not promising. All of those times I took my baby (Civic EX 2000) to those "Rhymes with Iffy Tube" type places it turns out they were rough on my oil pan bolt. He shows me the stripped thread bolt and I am sure I'm getting ripped off, as always happens to desperate only so car aware kinds of people. I mean, it seems stripped, but what do I know? But he seems so soothing, and offers a solution. They'll try to rethread it for me, which will save a ton of money. I'll only have to pay the big bucks if they can't get the threading right. He even offers to try and do it then, but they are supposed to be closing and I want time to research. I arrange trolley/rides to work for the next day and do my research. It apparently is a common issue with my kind of car, especially when you go to those quick change places and have the amount of miles that I do. The solution they've proposed is a common one, the price they are charging is more than reasonable and I feel so much better. Sure enough, when I come back the next day, it is all smiles. They gave me the worn out thread to keep, but they worked their magic. She is free and clear! Even better, I'd noticed that my milage had dropped since the last major repair I'd had done. After this repair, she is back up to her lovely ~30 mpg and the engine area sounds so much better. The engine light is gone, and she soldiers on! Thank you Speedy for making a headache disappear with a whimper. And not minding that I was nervous about accepting a new shops recommendations without checking in. That shows amazing integrity and if I were still in town, I know where I'd be going!

4

Dany was super kind, helpful and was super 'speedy'! I found this place on accident due to my old place being closed. I forgot my paperwork and it was no problem. Dany said it would take 20 minutes. I checked in on yelp, received a $10 off coupon and was out the door in 20 minutes. Painless! If you pay in cash, there is a discount- it adds up to about tax. I'll go back there next year and I'll refer friends.

3

2.5 stars. As far as their smog service goes, they're pretty by the book. I ended up not smogging my car here because I have an aftermarket intake on my car. Unless I changed it back to my stock air box, he said that he'd fail me based on visual inspeaction alone. Besides that, these guys offer a lot of coupons and try to give good customer service so that equals 2.5 stars in my book. I won't be returning for my next smog and I do my own maintenance when I can, otherwise it's off to the dealer for my ride.

5

I have taken, let me count, three or four of our cars here. At first, I thought my wife was nuts. She heard about it. It does not look like a very high tech place from the outside. But then I walked in and saw a photo of the head mechanic, Raad, running a crankshaft lathe back in his home country, where, I found out later, he was originally trained by German engineers. That sat well with me. The photo. Seemed like they care about engines and they do. This guy Raad cares about your car and your safety while driving it. He does excellent diagnosis and can find what is wrong. Has never failed me. And they show you the parts. I have met people there who bring their Mercedes and BMWs to him. Only place they will go. He is honest and does not cheat you. In the end, a good mechanic has two qualities: 1. He can figure out what is wrong with your car and fix it. 2. He is honest. Both of these qualities are present at Speedy. to be honest, I hope too many don't find out. But on the other hand, I only have a few cars and they can handle many more. I have tried to send at least 5 people here. Do not listen to these posts implying dishonesty. That is usually based on misunderstanding. This is one of the most honest and skilled mechanics I have dealt with.

5

I was extremely impressed with the service and professionalism here, very friendly family owned shop. I had my car smogged and new tires put on at a great price, and it was easy to come in and get it done, no lengthy time waiting. I'm a mechanic as well and these guys are legit and honest, they actually show you what's wrong if you have a problem and explain it. Will be my place to go while in San Diego, highly recommend.

5

Paid a little more than coupon price since my car had a turbo, but still a quick transaction at a reasonable price, I'll be back!

5

I recently had to smog 2 vehicles, so since Speedy's is a little more competitive than the rest of the local shops, it made sense to go here. Check their website to see if they are running a discount, it saved me a good amount. The service was excellent, five stars. The staff are friendly and competent. Price quoted on my initial phone call was what I paid, there was no "upselling" or bs. Friendly, honest, competitively priced, reasonably fast service? Why can't more businesses be like this. Go here, you won't regret it.

5

Took my car in today. 08 Honda Accord. I arrived at about 12:05. The guy in the office, I assume the owner, was very friendly. I asked for the "out the door" price for a smog. He asked what kind of car before answering, which shows he isn't a bait and switch type of shop owner. He quotes me $45 OTD. I agree, he says it will be about 20-30 minutes. Since I was at lunch, I walked across the street to grab a bite. When I returned about 20 mins later, my car was done, waiting for me. I paid $45 just as I was quoted. Not $45 plus smog. Not $45 plus tax, not $45 plus gas cap. People need to remember, If the state program says you need a new gas cap, it's not the shops fault, it falls on the great voters of California who consistently vote for stupid new laws making it more restrictive and costly to maintain anything. This shop was A+, thank you for the service.

2950 Kurtz St Ste. F San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 295-2293
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