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5

In the North County, specifically the 4S, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Del Sur, and Scripps Ranch areas, Poway Accurate Automotive (PAA) should be your go to place for anything smog related. Bryan the owner and his business stands for integrity and professionalism. Other smog places like Poway Smog not so much. I've had both my cars serviced for a smog check and both times, I was treated courteously and was provided exemplary customer service. Allow me to relay a story of today's experience with Edith from Poway Smog. With my Pennysaver coupon that gave me a discounted price of $30, I proceeded to search for PAA, but because it had been a little time since my last visit, I had forgotten where they were located. Thinking I had found the place, I parked in front of a smog place, but there was no PAA signage. As I parked, a lady, who I found out was named Edith, came out the door and motioned me into an open bay of the business. I asked Edith if her business was Poway Accurate Automotive and she replied it wasn't. Edith stated, "We take business from them all the time." I asked Edith if she honors competitor's coupons to which she said "No", but that she would give me a good price. She even said that PAA doesn't really charge $30 and I replied that I've used this same coupon with PAA in the past. She told me that she charges $48, so I said "No thanks" and quickly exited her business to find PAA. I have zero tolerance for people with no integrity and you should too. PAA is one driveway before Poway Smog and they are locates next to a U-Haul business. PAA's tagline is "We are honest, have integrity and will do only necessary repairs." Talk to Bryan or his father, who are respectful and seem like good guys. I personally can attest that these guys have strong integrity. Edith from Poway Smog, shame on you for bad mouthing an honest business trying to make an honest buck.

5

I needed a STAR smog check and found a discount coupon on their Web page. Brought in the car and was told they would have it done in 15 minutes. "Sure," I thought to myself. "And I'm the Queen of Sheba." Well, ten minutes later I was out of there. I'll never doubt them again. "Under promise - over perform." Bring your business here.

5

I needed a smog check. They had an awesome coupon deal, got me in the same day and had the car tested and done in about 25 minutes. Best experience ever. I will be be using them again.

5

I came to Poway's Accurate Automotive after a friend recommended them. I was told that I needed to replace my entire ac system by another shop and could not afford the repair. Brian and the crew here looked at my truck and diagnosed a small hose that was leaking. They replaced the $20 part and re-charged my system and it has never worked so well. They saved me a ton of money and had my truck done in an afternoon. After this experience I will not be taking my truck anywhere else as they have proven themselves as an honest and trustworthy shop.

4

I was due for a smog check and came across their business advertisement in our local mailer. They had a coupon for a smog check for $21.75 + $8.25 for a certificate. They also had a deal for an oil change for $19.95 and figured since I would be there already, maybe they'll give me both deals. I was able to get an appointment for both services on the same day and was given both deals. They estimated that my car would be ready in 60 - 75 minutes and it was ready in 40 minutes!

5

All the other reviews on here pretty much sums up this business. Brian is as honest and reliable as they come. My wife's 240-SX needed a new air-conditioning unit that we had Brian and crew put in late last year. Well, it worked for awhile, but then nothing but hot air was blowing out into the cabin. Came in and found out that the seals had somehow come loose so it was fixed, what, 5 months later... all well and COLD now in the car. We bring our other car here, too. Wouldn't trust anyone else!!! You will not be sorry for taking your vehicles to Brian to get fixed.

5

I made an appointment for my car to be smogged. I didn't have to wait at all and was done and out the door in about 20 minutes. The technician, Brian, was very nice and polite. Since I belong to AAA, Brian gave me directions to their office in Poway where I was able to get my renewal sticker right away. It was extremely good service, best price I could find and the facility is very neat, clean and comfortable. R. C.

5

These guys are straight up if you're looking for an honest,reliable, knowledgeable, auto operation. Look no further. They have been maintaining my cars for over two and a half years now. my sons problems with his vans have been solved many times in that time period also; which is another story. So keep up the good work guys! You trust these reviews and go try em out!

5

Made an appointment for a smog check and oil change on a Monday morning. It was in a location convenient for me. The staff was very polite, friendly, and helpful. The waiting room couches were comfortable. My car was ready in about 45 minutes. There was no pressure to up sell or pay for any other services. In fact, another customer brought their car in for tire rotation and balancing. The customer had purchased a used car that came with tires from Costco. The mechanic suggested he could have the service done at Costco for free, but the customer had already checked with Costco and was told the free service only applied to to the original purchaser. I was impressed by the mechanic's suggestion since he was providing information that would've meant less business for him. Brian walked me through the process of completing my car registration to make sure I knew what to do, since the smog check results are submitted electronically. I used a couple coupons for the service, about $63 out the door (oil change ~ $20, smog ~ $43 including the certificate fee). I am very pleased and will come back again.

5

Brian is wonderful & personable! He took care of both my daughter's first cars (used). Two naïve young women & their mom, like feeling they can trust a car mechanic not to take advantage!

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