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Smog Diagnostic Specialist - 5 Reviews - 3251 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA - Auto Repair & Service Reviews - Phone (916) 921-7664

Smog Diagnostic Specialist

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3251 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95833
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(916) 921-7664
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Do NOT trust these guys. I took my 2004 Mazda 6 in for a smog test. I have never had any problems with this car, so I assumed it would pass with flying colors. They told me that i...

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/4/2014

Bad guys,.. They charge 50 dollers for smog test and told me didn't pass,. The reason is I replaced new battery in my2003 ford escape but didn't drive after that ,I was not aware that I need to drive more..he told me he will charge me 35.99 dollers again for same test..if I ask that's too much,.jivon the guy there said,""it's bussiness.if u go yo doctor he will charge you money each time you go..."" Rediculous,,they just want to ripp u off .don't care about customer,s concerns .....I never seen , this kind of customer care before.......I won't come back here...be careful they will try to ripp u off take some experience person with u. I am female..they knew that I don't know anything for cars......that's what it happened to me.. more

Ripped me off 8/27/2010

Do NOT trust these guys. I took my 2004 Mazda 6 in for a smog test. I have never had any problems with this car, so I assumed it would pass with flying colors. They told me that it failed because of high emissions (HC). They claimed in measured 54 at 15 mph and 68 at 25 mph. They charged me $51 and then told me I had to pay and additional $179 for a diagnostic test. I would then have to pay for additional repairs and then get it retested. I could not believe that it failed, so instead of paying them $179 for a ""diagnosis"", I took it down the street to Quality Tune-up. They ran a smog test and it passed with no problems at all. In fact, the HC measurements were 1 at 15 mph and 1 at 25 mph. How could Smog Diagnostic Specialists test my HC levels at 54 & 68 and the other guys test me at 1 & 1? It seems to me that either Smog Diagnostic Specialists' equipment was faulty or they were trying to rip me off. Either way, save yourself $50 (they won't give you a refund) and take it somewhere else. more

Do not trust them 7/27/2009

Not trust worthy especially if you are a woman. If you go there, keep all parts and watch them work on your vehicle. It may take time, but doing this will save you a ton of money & heartache. Cons: It takes 4 times and $3000 to fix your car more

Rip Off 6/7/2008

My wife went in to get a smog test here. They totally riped her off and failed her car. Then they charged her $42.50 to ""fix"" the problem (turn a screw to change the ignition timing). Then they recharged her to test the car again, another $49.75. Be smart and don't go to this place. Find a place that retests for free and they will have no motive to rip you off. more

Discovered work never performed 5/1/2008

Will NEVER use this place and do not recommend anyone use this place, they are a ripoff and a SCAM!!!! Had a catalytic converter replaced to pass smog, they passed the smog but did not replace the catalytic converter which cost $600. Now I have to pay twice for an expensive item to get my car registered again. Please beware and go somewhere else even to get the smog certificate. more

RUINED MY LIFE COMPLETLEY! 3/14/2007

I WENT HERE TO DO MY FIRST MAINTENANCE CHECK WITH MY 2002 SUV -BOUGHT IT A YEAR BEFORE. I RECIEVED IT BACK AND MY VALVE SEIZED AND ENGINE NEEDED REPLACEMENT DUE TO A ""FOREIGN OBJECT"" THAT WAS DROPPED INTO MY VALVE. SO NOW I NEEDED A COMPLETLEY NEW ENGINE, AND HAD TO PAY FOR THE ENTIRE THING, PULL OUT A LOAN, (THEY TOOK A LITTLE OFF OF THEIR LABOR BUT STILL CHARGED ME 700 FOR LABOR). THEY HAD MY CAR FOR MONTHS AND I LOST MY JOB BECAUSE I SHOW PROPERTY AND HAD NO TRANSPORTATION FOR MUCH LONGER THAN THEY QUOTED. AFTER ENGINE REPLACEMENT I HAD 14 PROBLEMS THAT WERE VERY SIGNIFIGANT AND BROUGHT THE CAR IN ABOUT 12 MORE TIMES. tHEY FIXED A FEW PROBLEMS, BUT WOULD NOT FIX MY HEATER WHICH WAS MY MAIN RESON FOR RETURNING ANOTHER 5 TIMES, ALTHOUGH I PAID ANOTHER 85 FOR THAT! THEY JUST KEPT SAYING TO BRING IT IN AGAIN, AND AGAIN. PAYING THEM OVER AND OVER. aFTER A WHILE I FELT LIKE THEY WERE JUST TAKING MY CAR, CHARGING ME MONEY, AND NOT EVEN LOOKING AT IT- BY THE LAST VISIT. ,,, AND AFTER ALL THAT THEY COULD NEVER TURN OFF MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, AND THATS WHAT THEY SPECIALIZE IN!!!! I STILL DONT HAVE A WORKING HEATER, MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REMAINS ON, MY RPMS GO CRAZY WHEN I PUT IT IN PARK, ETC, ETC, ETC., NOW I PAY 800 IN CAR RELATED BILLS ALONE EACH MONTH AND MY CAR IS CURRENTLY IN ANOTHER SHOP WHERE THEY ARE LAUGHING AT THE WORK DONE AND MY ENTIRE SITUATION WHICH I WILL BE PAYING OFF AT A HIGH INTEREST RATE FOR YEARS. ALL BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND MAINTENANCE MY CAR AT THE 60,000 MILE MARK. LOST MY JOB AND MY SANITY IN '06 THANKS TO THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICE. AS A CUSTOMER WHO EVEN BOUGHT THEM PIZZA DURING THIS FIASCO I FEEL CHEATED VICTIMIZED, LIED TO, TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF, AND ROBBED OF MY HARD EARNED MONEY. PLUS NOW I HAVE THIS STORY THAT PLAYS EACH TIME I GET INTO MY CAR WHILE I AM FREEZING AND THE ONLY WARMTH IS THAT OF THE ORANGE GLOW EMITTING FROM THE DASHBOARD THAT SAYS ""CHECK ENGINE. "" HOW IRONIC. NICE PEOPLE THOUGH. more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 8:00 AM-5:00 PM,Sun Closed
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    North Sacramento, Northgate
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