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Best Auto Repair, Escondido

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Smog Check: Testing and Repairs

*Please bring your DMV renewal notice indicating a Smog Check is required with you and your Smog Check certificate will be electronically sent to the DMV.

Why Choose Alternative Automotive in Escondido for Your Smog Testing and Repair

    Specialized smog check service station in Escondido
  • Smog test and repair options to minimize cost and maximize convenience
  • Smog failure diagnosis with onsite repair and smog retesting
  • State-of-the-art automotive smog repair systems and tools
  • Over [YEARS] years of experience
  • We participate in the California State Free Smog Testing Program
  • Ask about smog repair discounts and coupons

your neighboorhood's Trusted Source for Smog Testing and Repair
Drivers near your neighboorhood return to Alternative Automotive every two years for fast, affordable, and friendly smog testing and repair. We are driving distance from you, just [XROADMINS] from [XROAD]. Ask any car or truck owner in your neighboorhood who they recommend for smog testing and repair, and they will tell you Alternative Automotive.

For [YEARS] years, the pro mechanics at Alternative Automotive have provided quick smog testing and cost-effective smog repairs when needed. Start a maintenance service plan with Alternative Automotive that can help prevent high-cost repairs to your emission system. We are professional, honest, and friendly. For 5 star, cost conscious smog testing and repair services call Alternative Automotive at 760-480-0851 to schedule an appointment today or stop by our location at 137 South Vinewood St in Escondido, CA, 92029.

What Does Alternative Automotive Do During a Smog Check?
We inspect your car or truck's emissions-control equipment to measure the number of pollutants your vehicle is emitting.

First, Alternative Automotive will analyze your car or truck's OBD computer system, emissions-control system, and check engine light codes for standard warnings that your emissions system is no longer functioning properly.

Next, Alternative Automotive will inspect your car or truck's gas cap, ignition timing, exhaust gas recirculation system, fuel, and evaporative system.

Finally, Alternative Automotive will perform a Tailpipe Emissions Inspection which measures the type and quantity of any pollutant emitted from your vehicle's tailpipe.

Did You Pass Your Smog Test?
Great! If your vehicle passes a smog check, Alternative Automotive will provide you a vehicle inspection report showing your vehicle's results and will electronically send the smog certificate to DMV.

Smog Check: Testing and Repairs
Smog Testing vs. Emissions Testing


what our customers say

Daniel and George are great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and fair!
J
, 05/04/2022

Best automotive shop in north county. Highly recommended.
M
, 02/22/2022

Alternative Automotive provided great customer service and Daniel was outstanding in professionalism and knowledge! I have already recommended some of my friends to take their vehicles to them! We will be taking all of ours there for service for sure. Great experience and fair prices!
S
, 02/06/2022

Crazy noise and then smell burning rubber, never good. Got it towed to Alternative Automotive and they diagnosed, fixed and got it back to me for less than I expected! I trust them.
R
, 11/30/2021

This is the best auto repair/maintenance shop in North County. Forget the dealerships who pace themselves while repairing your car. Alternative Automotive gets your car done in a reasonable amount of time and Daniel handles all your questions with professionalism and efficiency. I don't have to worry about whether it was done right since I haven't had any problems since going here. I definitely recommend Alternative Automotive since Daniel listens to my concerns and then addresses them. He even replaced the battery in my remote!
M
, 10/28/2021

Absolutely would not take my car anywhere else for service. All the staff including the manager Stephen were kind, polite. My residence is 30 min away, so having a calm and quiet lounge was a plus. It's worth the drive to get the best mechanics to work on your vehicle.! Gigi (*I legally changed my name)
S
, 08/28/2021

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