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3

I took my car for a noise that was coming from the belt. The mechanics were able to identify the problem extremely quickly and got it fixed. The only problem is that the belt they replaced on my Mazda3 is worth $39.99 and I was charged $219!!!!! plus installation. I know they need to marked-up the parts but from $40.00 to $219!!!! I felt ripped off when I searched on line for the item number and discovered the price. :-( Next time I will just do the search on the spot and try to negotiate a better deal...Although, it will be an another shop, because I am not going back to Speedy Auto Repair.

4

Great family business that does quality work! Average prices, but great people. Recently got a smog and tire alignment. They noticed a belt that was squealing and fixed it on the house. Been going here for more than 3 years and plan to keep coming.

5

What a pleasant experience! I needed to get my car smoged. On Wednesday I was in Miramar having lunch with a friend and I dropped off my car at a Star smog station. What a bad experience. (I will write a separate 1 star review on their site.) I went to Speedy Auto Repair because they are a NAPA Auto Care Center - which does make a big difference. Car passed smog in 30 minutes and the owne Raad and his Son Dany could not have been more professional. I have just found my new station for all my upkeep and repair on my two vehicles. I highly recommend. Proceed with confidence!

5

Family owned, everyone there is super nice! Brought my car in for a bolt that fell off my brake pad and they did a brake inspection just to make sure nothing cause the bolt to fall off. Replaced the bolt and I was on my way! Fixed my problem and didn't try to tell me that anything else needed to be fixed, or sell me any other services. Will return for sure.

5

I called and was quoted a great price for smog, and then they honored that price, and quickly! I was done in half an hour, on a Saturday! A special thanks to Sam, who does a great job of communicating; I especially appreciated his keeping everyone posted on how long things would take. This is a special and very appreciated courtesy...who one likes to sit around a car repair facility? I'll definitely return next time I have to get a smog check, and I'd recommend to friends and family :)

5

Danny was great and a virtual cornucopia of information. Great service - In and Out in fifteen minutes.

2

Had gone to a different smog place on a Sunday only to realize they were closed. Google directed me to this place which was nearby. The man at the front desk was very pleasant, the price very reasonable (over 20 dollars more at 2 other places I had called), and the service was FAST. Why only 3 stars? As I was getting ready to pay they told me I needed a new timing belt. Believe it or not- despite being a chic- I know what a timing belt is....they are expensive number 1, and essential to have in working order number 2. HOWEVER, currently my SUV has 106,800 miles on it....and guess what....the timing belt was indeed replaced at 90,000miles. I find it HIGHLY HIGHLY unlikely that it needs to be replaced again already. Getting a second opinion today....the number of stars may plummet from 3 to 1 if the belt is fine. Don't get me wrong they did a great job on the smog...but honesty is paramount and if the "you need a new timing belt" ends up being a load of bull....that will be the end of any future relationship with Speedy Auto Repair & Smog. Stay tuned.... 6pm 1/14/14 Update- Spoke to Lexus service in Albuquerque. The timing belt WAS INDEED replaced at 91,000 miles. There is no current need for it to be replaced. Thank God for record keeping and knowing a little bit about cars. Lexus service in SD agrees, the belt does not need to be replaced. For a smog I recommend them...anything else they say....get a second opinion.

3

Update:: 2.22.14 Ok, soo.. I went back to this place for more than a smog check.. Not much more, however, as I only got an engine light check performed. I was going for service, but the extent of my services went beyond the scope of what I could get done before close. So all I had time to do today really, was get the diagnostic testing done. I called a couple of hours in advance, and when I got there, the guy recalled that I called (sorry for all the calling :-) ) and mentioned coming in. He helped me out right away in getting the engine test done. He scans, and tells me there are 3 separate issues. I can tell there is something off because I drive the car, but nothing is blowing up or overheating at this point, so pretty speculative. **A bit of background on my car, I've had an aftermarket cool-air intake installed, and some wires would touch in my engine and this would supply me with a check engine light, but I had that patched up.** I told him this could possibly be one of the issues, due to all the recent work. He said this particular "sensory" issue didn't pop up, and quickly spit out 3 diagnostic codes, and told me they normally charge $70 per code to test, but instead of charging me over $200, he would hit me for $110 to drop car off on Monday (today is Saturday) and check all of the issues. Two things wrong with that: One, it costs me $100 to take my car to Acura.. not some third party shop.. That's $100 to come in the door, and evaluate all issues. Two, to leave the door so open "these three codes, to find out what they are, come back Monday" like.. wtf?? Uh, no! So, I de-duct two stars from the excellent smog service down to 3, which is A-OK.. Because the diagnostic was free and fast. But don't try to play me and act like you're cutting me a deal. Acura will wash my car when they're finished, and possibly give me a loaner if they're acting right. For 10 bucks less. So let's not go there! I think a 3 star rating, overall, is fair, considering the premium smog service I received below, and the testing phase this day. No real work done, so reservations held... for now... _______________________________________________________________ I have to say, Trina L. down there sounds a little scorned.. I just went to this spot yesterday afternoon, 12.8.13, shortly before closing time, and I received the best possible smog check experience I think I've encountered, yet! She must drive an excursion that hasn't been checked out in months. This is a public service announcement to my ladies: You have to maintain your vehicle! Do NOT just "gas and go"! Let me start off by saying I didn't even mention seeing any deal online, or any price. He asked me how I found them and I told him I saw an AD online.. Which was the truth. Registration is due in two days; heeelllp!! I caught them at a very good time because I was the only customer, and smog check literally took all of 15 min. (Keep in mind, I was the only customer as it was riiiiiight before closing time on a Sunday afternoon, Charger home game going on, etc.) The waiting room isn't anything to write home about; probably a 3 x 4 space, the counter/desk right in front of you. If it were really busy, I'm sure people would take off down Rosecrans and surrounding areas, plenty to get into. But for me, I was in and out. Gentleman was knowledgeable, made a joke about wanting to hear the "good news or the good news first" (what anybody wants to hear when reg. is due in 48 hours) noticed my nice sound system and we exchanged some tips and tricks. Smog passed just in time, AND he gave me the great deal I saw online that I didn't even mention. He just KNEW. That's what's up! Cheapest smog check I've seen thus far, and that's without a coupon. I might even check out some of their other work too, if applicable. True to their name, Speedy got me in and out! I'm referring them to smog-checkees already!

5

Took my 2007 RAV4 here for a smog check. It wasn't super busy (I came in on a Tuesday morning before lunch hour) and I was serviced immediately and they took my car back right away. Once I checked in on Yelp, I received a $10 OFF coupon for my smog, so it only costed me $30 bucks. Not too shabby. On top of doing my smog check in under an hour, they also offer DMV Registration services so I was able to skip the waiting game and get my 2014 sticker on the spot. Note: No smog is needed for this service - do yourself a favor and come here! (There is an additional $25 cost to do it outside of the DMV, but if you have the cash it's worth it.) I will be back next year, Quick labor, good customer service, and no hassle.

2

BEWARE! The $30 advertised price for a smog test is a scam. I was charged $39.95 for a 2005 Infiniti that passed easily. When I complained about their misleading advertising, I got no reply. The only reason I went ahead was that I was in a hurry to be able to re-register the vehicle. The bill I received read: "Labor $31.70, Parts $8.25, TOTAL $39.95.

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