California Test Only

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  • 151 N Rose St #A104

    Escondido, CA 92027

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  • 760-291-1456

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I'm looking for a Smog Shop, and I'm hoping to find an honest business. After reading all of the reviews, I think I'll mark this place off of my list of 'possibles'. Even though I only read one bad review and the rest of them were positive

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I'm looking for a Smog Shop, and I'm hoping to find an honest business. After reading all of the reviews, I think I'll mark this place off of my list of 'possibles'. Even though I only read one bad review and the rest of them were positive

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Get your smog checked here! This place has some of the quickest, friendliest service I've ever experienced. And the price is great, too. I had my smog checked this morning and I was so overwhelmed by the positive experience that I came

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Get your smog checked here! This place has some of the quickest, friendliest service I've ever experienced. And the price is great, too. I had my smog checked this morning and I was so overwhelmed by the positive experience that I came

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I called and a lady picked up and said they had time to do my car. I asked about the coupon and they said to just print it out and bring it in. I drive over there and show her the coupon. She asked if i just called and if she gave me a

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I called and a lady picked up and said they had time to do my car. I asked about the coupon and they said to just print it out and bring it in. I drive over there and show her the coupon. She asked if i just called and if she gave me a

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They were fast, friendly and efficient! Great Place!

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They were fast, friendly and efficient! Great Place!

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Immediate care to help you get past this trying experience....easy, inexpensive, courteous, caring...and most importantly ... helpful. I will only go back there for testing as the future unfold.\r

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Immediate care to help you get past this trying experience....easy, inexpensive, courteous, caring...and most importantly ... helpful. I will only go back there for testing as the future unfold.\r

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This place has some of the quickest, friendliest service I've ever experienced. And the price is great, too. I had my smog checked this morning and I was so overwhelmed by the positive experience that I came straight home to review it on Yelp. The check was done in about ten minutes and the guy who runs the

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This place has some of the quickest, friendliest service I've ever experienced. And the price is great, too. I had my smog checked this morning and I was so overwhelmed by the positive experience that I came straight home to review it on Yelp. The check was done in about ten minutes and the guy who runs the

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So fast!! It was literally 15 minutes and I was in and out. The service is friendly, and there was a yelp discount!\r
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I would HIGHLY recommend this place if you need to get your car smog checked:)\r

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So fast!! It was literally 15 minutes and I was in and out. The service is friendly, and there was a yelp discount!\r
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I would HIGHLY recommend this place if you need to get your car smog checked:)\r

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Fast service ,good prices ,honest people,I called before i went in and i was out in 15 minutes ,highly recommend.

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Fast service ,good prices ,honest people,I called before i went in and i was out in 15 minutes ,highly recommend.

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Good place to get your smog and tags,good prices.
A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++*****
got to go there quick service .

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Good place to get your smog and tags,good prices.
A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++*****
got to go there quick service .

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I interact with the service writer she was very helpful

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I interact with the service writer she was very helpful

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Good prices & quick service they do smog & registration service
very fast & best smog shop in escondido.

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Good prices & quick service they do smog & registration service
very fast & best smog shop in escondido.

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I am so grateful for this place. I really needed to get a smog check because my tags were going to expire and I was leaving work and drove by this place. It was pretty late, after 6pm and I pulled in thinking there was no way they would be able to do a smog at that hour but the owner was so nice and said he could do it.
As far as the work goes, he was fast, efficient, and extremely friendly. It's refreshing to see that some places still have good customer service. I took a seat while he did the job and after checking some emails on my phone I was done smog & tags same time.

I definitely recommend this place. The owner is friendly and knows what he's doing. Also, he doesn't try and sell you on anything else (which I hate at other places). He just gets the job done quickly and gives you a smile and sends you on your way. I'll be going here from now on when I need a smog check & registration service and will recommend to others.

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I am so grateful for this place. I really needed to get a smog check because my tags were going to expire and I was leaving work and drove by this place. It was pretty late, after 6pm and I pulled in thinking there was no way they would be able to do a smog at that hour but the owner was so nice and said he could do it.
As far as the work goes, he was fast, efficient, and extremely friendly. It's refreshing to see that some places still have good customer service. I took a seat while he did the job and after checking some emails on my phone I was done smog & tags same time.

I definitely recommend this place. The owner is friendly and knows what he's doing. Also, he doesn't try and sell you on anything else (which I hate at other places). He just gets the job done quickly and gives you a smile and sends you on your way. I'll be going here from now on when I need a smog check & registration service and will recommend to others.

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"Wonderful customer service great location , great work. best to call and make an appointment but if you can't no problem they still work you through fast and painless. Great place to go if you have a busy schedule,

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"Wonderful customer service great location , great work. best to call and make an appointment but if you can't no problem they still work you through fast and painless. Great place to go if you have a busy schedule,

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one stop smog check & registration service ,got my smog check and my tags on Saturday i didn't have to waste my work time to stand in line at DMV.

A+++++++++++++++++++++++++*****
Thank you

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one stop smog check & registration service ,got my smog check and my tags on Saturday i didn't have to waste my work time to stand in line at DMV.

A+++++++++++++++++++++++++*****
Thank you

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Quick service and good prices & clean waitting area \r
and good coffe.

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Quick service and good prices & clean waitting area \r
and good coffe.

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From start to finish, they were quick, convenient, and friendly. I did my smog, registration, and title transfer all in one place without having to wait in line. They're open till 6:00 on weekdays which is great because I didn't have to

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From start to finish, they were quick, convenient, and friendly. I did my smog, registration, and title transfer all in one place without having to wait in line. They're open till 6:00 on weekdays which is great because I didn't have to

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Got my tags and smog in one place .\r
thank's

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Got my tags and smog in one place .\r
thank's

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quick service good people good prices.
thank you will be back again :>)

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quick service good people good prices.
thank you will be back again :>)

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One stop smog and registration ,smog check was done very quick and like 2 minutes for the tags good god finally no more DMV line ,highly recommend this place for smog yes they do all smogs and registration
they could issue tags, new plates, reg cards,transfer ownership,motorcycle registration too.
can't say enough ,just go there and you will see.

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One stop smog and registration ,smog check was done very quick and like 2 minutes for the tags good god finally no more DMV line ,highly recommend this place for smog yes they do all smogs and registration
they could issue tags, new plates, reg cards,transfer ownership,motorcycle registration too.
can't say enough ,just go there and you will see.

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very fast service good deal thank you guy thats the least i could do is a good feedback A++++++++++++++++++
number one in escondido.

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very fast service good deal thank you guy thats the least i could do is a good feedback A++++++++++++++++++
number one in escondido.

Pros: fast service,good deals, clean office

Cons: none

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I had to get a last-minute test only smog for my vehicle. I called at 5pm and asked if I could come in even though they were closing at 6pm. They said that they would see me and then when I asked the price, the woman asked if I had coupons. When I told her "no," she quoted me $50 over the phone. I asked, "does that include taxes, fees, and everything out the door?" She replied, "yes." I thought great!

I went in right away, told her I got quoted $50 and that's all I paid. I was in and out in about 10 minutes. Seriously. I will definitely be returning to this place.

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I had to get a last-minute test only smog for my vehicle. I called at 5pm and asked if I could come in even though they were closing at 6pm. They said that they would see me and then when I asked the price, the woman asked if I had coupons. When I told her "no," she quoted me $50 over the phone. I asked, "does that include taxes, fees, and everything out the door?" She replied, "yes." I thought great!

I went in right away, told her I got quoted $50 and that's all I paid. I was in and out in about 10 minutes. Seriously. I will definitely be returning to this place.

Pros: Super fast and great price

Cons: N/A

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This has to be the most honest, most reliable, absolute best shop in all of southern California . The entire shop was so organized and suuuuper clean. We were in and out within 10 min (at the most) .

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This has to be the most honest, most reliable, absolute best shop in all of southern California . The entire shop was so organized and suuuuper clean. We were in and out within 10 min (at the most) .

Pros: Best smog station in Escondido¸.·´¯)¸.·´¯)

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i had my smog done there i got a good deal and it was fast what i saw you dont see at agarage donuts and coffe and quick service.
thank you for the good sevice.

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i had my smog done there i got a good deal and it was fast what i saw you dont see at agarage donuts and coffe and quick service.
thank you for the good sevice.

Pros: best smog place in town:>)

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This place has the best people to do your smog checks, they are fast, honest, reliable and friendly. Before you go to any smog station call them and ask what is the Total Out the Door Cost. This place does not do repairs, so they have no incentive on failing you and try to sell you repairs like most other stations do. Ask for Willy, and he will get you in & out as fast as possible. They are the first shop off Rose St. Do not go to the repair station next door to them"quality auto repair" they are crocks, they will tell you the smog is $20 but will try to sell you repairs you don't need.!!

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This place has the best people to do your smog checks, they are fast, honest, reliable and friendly. Before you go to any smog station call them and ask what is the Total Out the Door Cost. This place does not do repairs, so they have no incentive on failing you and try to sell you repairs like most other stations do. Ask for Willy, and he will get you in & out as fast as possible. They are the first shop off Rose St. Do not go to the repair station next door to them"quality auto repair" they are crocks, they will tell you the smog is $20 but will try to sell you repairs you don't need.!!

Pros: Fast service, reasonable prices, bilingual!

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After reading the reviews, I called.
I was greeted and asked how I could be helped, I asked for a quote, she gave me the quote, I said thank you, and she hung up, the receptionist didn't even say thanks for calling... So I was thinking whatever.
I called a second time to find out if they were available for me to come in today and she said "anytime until 6" I said thanks, and she hung up.

I get to the place and tell her I needed to get checked and she writes on the paper and I'm about to sign it and the price is TOTALLY different then the quote, I told her I had called earlier and she GRABBED the paper back and told me, "YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME BEFORE I STARTED WRITING IT DOWN" I apologized, and she didn't say anything.

and to TOP it off, when she called me over to tell me that my car was ready, I went up, gave her my fiance's card (mine is on it's way in the mail) and she told me I couldn't use it, THAT I totally understand, but since it was taking me awhile to figure out how I was going to go to the bank, SHE PICKS THE PHONE BACK UP AND says "I'm going to have to call you back."

So I call a friend, go to the bank, come back to pay and she practically throws my keys at me across the counter and just throws the paperwork on top.

So besides the fact that she was totally rude to me, it's a good place to go because it's not expensive and the service is quick, and there's coffee and what not.

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After reading the reviews, I called.
I was greeted and asked how I could be helped, I asked for a quote, she gave me the quote, I said thank you, and she hung up, the receptionist didn't even say thanks for calling... So I was thinking whatever.
I called a second time to find out if they were available for me to come in today and she said "anytime until 6" I said thanks, and she hung up.

I get to the place and tell her I needed to get checked and she writes on the paper and I'm about to sign it and the price is TOTALLY different then the quote, I told her I had called earlier and she GRABBED the paper back and told me, "YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME BEFORE I STARTED WRITING IT DOWN" I apologized, and she didn't say anything.

and to TOP it off, when she called me over to tell me that my car was ready, I went up, gave her my fiance's card (mine is on it's way in the mail) and she told me I couldn't use it, THAT I totally understand, but since it was taking me awhile to figure out how I was going to go to the bank, SHE PICKS THE PHONE BACK UP AND says "I'm going to have to call you back."

So I call a friend, go to the bank, come back to pay and she practically throws my keys at me across the counter and just throws the paperwork on top.

So besides the fact that she was totally rude to me, it's a good place to go because it's not expensive and the service is quick, and there's coffee and what not.

Pros: Quick Service, Clean Facility

Cons: Rude Receptionist

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thanks for the excellent service and good price .
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thanks for the excellent service and good price .
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Pros: the best

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I had to get another smog and I went back to cto california test only every time I go back I get better service clean office highly recommend

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I had to get another smog and I went back to cto california test only every time I go back I get better service clean office highly recommend

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great service and fast, they have a great hours of operations to bad they dont open on sundays
but defenely i will be getting all of my vehicles smog there.

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great service and fast, they have a great hours of operations to bad they dont open on sundays
but defenely i will be getting all of my vehicles smog there.

Pros: great hours of operations

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THE BEST PLACE EVER TO GET YOUR SMOG DONE ITS FAST FRIENDLY I WOULD EASYLY RECOMEND ANY ONE AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THANK FULL THAT YOU GOT IT DONE THERE AND IF YOU DO COME BACK AND WRITE YOUR REVIEW................

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THE BEST PLACE EVER TO GET YOUR SMOG DONE ITS FAST FRIENDLY I WOULD EASYLY RECOMEND ANY ONE AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THANK FULL THAT YOU GOT IT DONE THERE AND IF YOU DO COME BACK AND WRITE YOUR REVIEW................

Pros: THE BEST PLACE EVER

Cons: NONE

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Called in ahead and got a quote over the phone, which was actually honored when I went to the shop!
Their front desk service lady was super friendly and good looking ;) The smog was done in the promised time of 15 minutes with no hassle and or hidden fees! Free refreshments were available, and the place looks more like a CPA or Lawyers office instead of an automotive shop. The technician was professional and was gentle with my car, thank you! I wish these guys did oil changes or auto repair, I would do all my automotive repairs by them. All they do are smog checks, and they are the only place I will go to for a smog check!
You guys rock and don't let the haters put you down! I wish everybody knew about citysearch so they can rate them 10 stars, not just 5!

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Called in ahead and got a quote over the phone, which was actually honored when I went to the shop!
Their front desk service lady was super friendly and good looking ;) The smog was done in the promised time of 15 minutes with no hassle and or hidden fees! Free refreshments were available, and the place looks more like a CPA or Lawyers office instead of an automotive shop. The technician was professional and was gentle with my car, thank you! I wish these guys did oil changes or auto repair, I would do all my automotive repairs by them. All they do are smog checks, and they are the only place I will go to for a smog check!
You guys rock and don't let the haters put you down! I wish everybody knew about citysearch so they can rate them 10 stars, not just 5!

Pros: location, bilinguals, speedy and friendly service, ample parking, effecient, honest!

Cons: They only have one location, but its worth driving to even from San diego!

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i went to get my smog done at a place that a friend recomended the name is CALIFORNIA TEST ONLY it was the best place that i have ever been i was there on october it was early in the morning it only took them 10 minutes to get it done. plus the customer service was great they offer me dounats and coffee the price was great i was so happy that a week later i took my wifes vehicle on the aftenoon they were so busy but again it onloy took them 15 minutes and they had cold soft drinks what else could i ask for if they had wonderfull customer service great prices and super fast service.
THE BEST PLACE EVER GO AND VISIT THEM YOU WONT BE SORRY 151 N ROSE ST ESC. 92027

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i went to get my smog done at a place that a friend recomended the name is CALIFORNIA TEST ONLY it was the best place that i have ever been i was there on october it was early in the morning it only took them 10 minutes to get it done. plus the customer service was great they offer me dounats and coffee the price was great i was so happy that a week later i took my wifes vehicle on the aftenoon they were so busy but again it onloy took them 15 minutes and they had cold soft drinks what else could i ask for if they had wonderfull customer service great prices and super fast service.
THE BEST PLACE EVER GO AND VISIT THEM YOU WONT BE SORRY 151 N ROSE ST ESC. 92027

Pros: GREAT, FAST FRIENDLY

Cons: NONE THAT I COULD FIND

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sounds like misleading coupon bologna to me. "phone in" discount ? sorry doesn't wash. nice try.

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sounds like misleading coupon bologna to me. "phone in" discount ? sorry doesn't wash. nice try.

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The person that made the negativ e review forgot to mention that he was told the price given over the phone is a special discounted rate. If you live in California, you know you can't get a smog check for $25 which is what he was expecting. He didn't mention that the smog tips coupon dictates that you get $25 OFF the original price, and not the a discounted price. He purposely left out this information in his review. This shop has been in business for obver 6 years, and 99.99% of the customers agree that the service is fast, honest and professional. Now if you expect to get something for free or an unreasonable price, i suggest you apply for financial aid thru Welfare or unemploymen t benefits. Another fact he lied about is that the shop in less than 5 miles away from his residence, assuming he is in a residence and not a trailor. Smogtips website only shows the shops coupon to customers who state a zip code within 5 miles, therefor his claim of driving 10 miles to the shop is just another lie.

The shop is a test only station and can perform any smog check, whether is it Test Only, regular smog check, out of state, change of ownership. They do not perform repairs and thus have no incentive of failing your vehicle. The perform the service within 10 minutes, not within 10 hours!

Simply said, they are the best place you can get your smog to and not worry about getting ripped off. Now if your looking to get something for FREE, you can get ripped off somewhere else, and remember, Good work isnt FREE and FREE work isn't Good.

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The person that made the negativ e review forgot to mention that he was told the price given over the phone is a special discounted rate. If you live in California, you know you can't get a smog check for $25 which is what he was expecting. He didn't mention that the smog tips coupon dictates that you get $25 OFF the original price, and not the a discounted price. He purposely left out this information in his review. This shop has been in business for obver 6 years, and 99.99% of the customers agree that the service is fast, honest and professional. Now if you expect to get something for free or an unreasonable price, i suggest you apply for financial aid thru Welfare or unemploymen t benefits. Another fact he lied about is that the shop in less than 5 miles away from his residence, assuming he is in a residence and not a trailor. Smogtips website only shows the shops coupon to customers who state a zip code within 5 miles, therefor his claim of driving 10 miles to the shop is just another lie.

The shop is a test only station and can perform any smog check, whether is it Test Only, regular smog check, out of state, change of ownership. They do not perform repairs and thus have no incentive of failing your vehicle. The perform the service within 10 minutes, not within 10 hours!

Simply said, they are the best place you can get your smog to and not worry about getting ripped off. Now if your looking to get something for FREE, you can get ripped off somewhere else, and remember, Good work isnt FREE and FREE work isn't Good.

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Pros: Do not do repairs, competitive prices, easy to get to, speak english, spanish, russian, french and italian,

Cons: The kick the competitions @$$.

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I needed to smog a vehicle to transfer ownership. I came on CitySearch to find a reputable shop with reasonable rates. While I tried to make my decision, I saw a link to smogtips com which advertised coupons for smog tests. I went on their site and after entering my zipcode, I was directed to California Test Only to utilize a $25 coupon. I called California Test Only to determine what their smog test fee was for my vehicle. I didn't mention the coupon. I was quoted $50 over the phone. That savings made it worth my while to drive the extra 10 miles to their shop. When I arrived I requested a smog test and presented the coupon. I was told the fee would be $50. I asked her to explain the discrepancy, and was told that the price I was quoted over the phone was the phone inquiry special and the regular price is $75. She added that of course they couldn't do smog tests for $25!! What a scam. I left and had the smog test done at USA Lube and Auto Care on Mission Avenue for $42. No hidden fees and no bait and switch.

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I needed to smog a vehicle to transfer ownership. I came on CitySearch to find a reputable shop with reasonable rates. While I tried to make my decision, I saw a link to smogtips com which advertised coupons for smog tests. I went on their site and after entering my zipcode, I was directed to California Test Only to utilize a $25 coupon. I called California Test Only to determine what their smog test fee was for my vehicle. I didn't mention the coupon. I was quoted $50 over the phone. That savings made it worth my while to drive the extra 10 miles to their shop. When I arrived I requested a smog test and presented the coupon. I was told the fee would be $50. I asked her to explain the discrepancy, and was told that the price I was quoted over the phone was the phone inquiry special and the regular price is $75. She added that of course they couldn't do smog tests for $25!! What a scam. I left and had the smog test done at USA Lube and Auto Care on Mission Avenue for $42. No hidden fees and no bait and switch.

 

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