This place was so fast, I barely had time to sit down in the waiting area before my Honda was ready to go. The tech, Michael, was professional and had all my paperwork done in minutes. I've had a number of smog checks done in the many years I've lived in California, and have always dreaded it. This is the first time I can honestly say that it was entirely painless. Give these guys a go.
Posted: 8/22/2011 • Link to this review
I took in my 225k mile Toyota Tacoma in on a Tuesday morning to get smogged. Mike got the car at 10:10 AM. By the time I got settled down and finished about 2 paragraphs in a travel magazine, Mike came back and put the keys on the counter. I thought there must be a problem! But no - the job was done and he was making out the receipt. I checked the time and it was 10:20 AM -- 10 minutes had passed! I was stunned in disbelief for a few seconds. I asked Mike if this was a speed record and he said no, not even close! Plus the music was cool. True they didn't have coffee, but it went so fast I had plenty of time to go home, make my own coffee and enjoy the rest of my morning! I would recommend Smog Only to friends, family and everyone! Thanks Mike! I will be back.
Posted: 1/21/2011 • Link to this review
BEWARE - I took my car in to smog even though check engine light was on. I was told it probably wouldn't pass because of the light but he would try. Guess what - it passed all emissions levels but failed BECAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON. If he knew that why even try - maybe just to get my $60.00. Saved my money for 2 months - got EGR valve replaced. Went straight from repair shop back for my "FREE" retest. I told him I JUST got it fixed - he even looked at my repair paperwork. Then failed my car -the computer didn't have enough history because it had just been repaired. He knew that - he read the paperwork and I told him. He told me to drive it for a couple of weeks and bring it back. But the next test would be $40.00. Both tech were wrong - they should never have tested it to begin with knowing it would fail because of the check engine light. The second tech should not have done my FREE retest knowing that having it just repaired it would have no history. I'm writing to BAR - scammers - and I won't be taking it back for my 3rd test. I'd rather pay the extra $20.00 than give these crooks one more penny!!! BEWARE
Posted: 11/01/2010 • Link to this review
Highly recommended....! Very fast and courteous service. Very clean shop - easy to get in and out of. Close to I8 in El Cajon. I'll be going back for all of our smog needs...!
Posted: 9/17/2010 • Link to this review
In the simplest terms, these guys ROCK! Great service and great music while you wait. Super fast too. If you need a smog and dread getting it done, they'll make it a pleasure instead of a pain. I'll never go anywhere else.
Posted: 6/07/2010 • Link to this review
With all of the shops out there offering special low prices, waiting to scam you, I decided to check out Kudzu and found Smog Only. After reading some of the many, many great reviews, I called Smog Only and spoke with Mike to get more details and to see if I could have it done during my lunch break. He said it could be done in 20 mins. He even offered the business fax number so I could fax my DMV renewal ahead of my visit so he could get the paperwork started to shave a few minutes off the time to get me out sooner. In less than 20 mins from the time I walked in to the time my keys were handed to me the test was done. Mike is friendly and professional. He even shooed out a few bees for me that managed to find their way into my car--thanks Mike :)
Posted: 10/06/2009 • Link to this review
Two years ago I had my car smogged and it passed with flying colors. Then last year in my car registration there was the requirement of the smog again. I went to the DMV and showed them the test results and last registration which showed smog required. They sent me this year's notice for test only to be performed. My regular smog guy could not perform the "test only" and would not send me to the test only station he knew would be open because he did not trust them. A local business near my house highly recommended Mikes Smog Only shop. I was pessimistic about having the work done from what I have been told. Mike was awesome and a true professional and made it so easy. It has been almost a year but I still had to tell my story after I found his card. Thanks Mike -
Posted: 9/13/2009 • Link to this review
I've been going to Mike at Smog Only for years. I've had 6 smogs by him and never made an appointment because I never had too. Even when there are poeple ahead of me in line the wait is never long. I've always felt the service was great and I was treated fair. Thanks, Jesse Wood
Posted: 8/26/2009 • Link to this review
I was very happy with the great customer service I received when I took my car in for a smog check. Mike was very attentive and friendly. I was in and out of there in less than 15 minutes with great results!
Posted: 8/21/2009 • Link to this review
My HUSBAND HAS BEEN TAKING HIS TRUCK HERE FOR YEAYRS. TODAY I HAD TO TAKE IT WHILE HE WAS AT WORK. BOY, WAS IT FAST AND PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. GREAT!! ONCE I TOOK HIS TRUCK SOME WHERE ELSE AND THEY TRIED TO SAY WE WERE MISSING SOME PART OR ANOTHER. MY HUSBAND TOOK IT BACK OVER TO MIKE AND IT PASSED JUST AS IT DID 2 YRS. PRIOR. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF SHOPS OUT THERE THAT SHOULD BE CLOSED UP! BUT NOT THIS ONE!!!! GREAT JOB GUYS!
Posted: 7/28/2009 • Link to this review