Smog or Tune

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews

7644 Broadway, San Diego, CA 91945, us

(619) 469-5492

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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
5.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.5/5
Jun 25, 1997
Kevin is the most honest and competent mechanic I have ever met. I met him about 10 years ago after I had bought a used pick up truck that I found out was missing smog equipment only when I needed a smog cert. He initially told me it needed about $250.00 in repairs and had even ordered the parts. I left it for the day and when I returned I found that he had done nothing to the truck. He suspected that the engine had been swapped and referred me to the referee. He charged me NOTHING ($0.00) for evaluation. (Remember, this was the first time I had ever met him.) The referee confirmed the diagnosis and issued a waiver and certification. Kevin could have done the $250 worth of work and I would have never been the wiser, but instead made absolutely nothing off this job. To this day, I will not take my pick-up or other two cars (1990 5.0 Mustang and 85 Sprint with funeral wreath) anywhere else except to Kevin. His shop is always clean, Kevin is always clean and he absolutely will not even attempt to sell you a part or service you do not need. Kevin is the only mechanic I have ever know who I will leave my car and say "do what needs to be done and call me when it's ready"! Kevin specializes in smog & tune-ups but will do other types of work and will refer you to other equally competent and honest shops if it's something he can't do. I would send a friend or neighbor's wife or daughter to his shop without even a second thought.
Aug 26, 2011
I recently went there and talked to Kevin. I had found this shop on this website. The first time I talked to him, he recommended that I go to another shop that specializes in carbs. I did, and San Diego Carburetors took care of the problem. I decided that since Kevin had been upfront with the repair diagnosis, I would visit him again for the smog. I went over there and he explained everything that he was doing and even took the time to answer some questions that I had about some maintenance items that I am planning on changing. Friendly, Courteous, Timely, Clean, Personable. All are acronyms that describe him. I can't speak on the other technician, but Kevin is fantastic and runs a nice shop. I recommend you go there if you need a mechanic you trust. For an honest diagnosis and fix.

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