Let me just say, I hate leaving good reviews when it comes to mechanics--I was a rabid anti-grease monkey type. As far as I was concerned, all mechanics were constantly trying to rip off women, the elderly and the artistically uninformed. For months, I've dealt with squeaking, squealing, shrieking brakes. I took my car to the Ford dealership and they said that they were simply a little dusty. After my car made a terrible wailing sound, when I pressed the brakes, I decided to try a mechanic shop. I chose this place because of the amazing reviews on yelp and yp. After working a 12hr night shift I called to see when an appt would be available. My car was being checked out barely 45 minutes later. They found that my brake pads were the wrong size for my car and that my rotors had never been changed. Ever. Like since the car was created in 2005! OMG! They changed all four brake pads, changed one set of rotors and even put my front license plate back on (it fell off in a drive thru car wash). They knew that I hadn't slept in 20+ hours and Arin even offered to drop me off, so that I could get sleep! The price was very reasonable for the amount of time it took. Arin and his crew are amazing. As a girl that has no clue what's even under the hood of my car, I felt comfortable knowing that I was being taken care of. I definitely recommend this place! This will be my go-to car shop from now on!
I went there today to get my car smogged. It had failed its last test 2 weeks prior. I told Arin about this and he thoroughly checked over the car even before he set about getting it on the dyno to test. He walked me through exactly what he was doing as each step of the process began. Furthermore, he was very up front with what his price. Also, for those VW owners out there, if you need to get a new catylitic converter, talk to your dealership first because Arin told me that its under warranty no matter what. Don't waist your money like me getting it replaced when the dealership could have done it for free.... Arin is a class act and has that entrepreneur spirit! I highly recommend Hollywood Test Only Center, you will not be disappointed!<<<<<<<-------------------:)
Very nice folks. I've been going there for many years because it's test only and best of all they are straight up, no bull. I just went today, around 9:30. I was out by 10:15 with 2 people ahead of me (one was almost done). So with the paperwork and what not, it's about a 15-16 minute process (that may change if the state adds on more test requirements). The 2 people ahead of me passed, so they were happy customers too. My general advice for what it's worth is replace cracked hoses, change the oil, oil filter and air filter, inflate the tires to proper pressure and bring it in warmed up to it's usual operating temperature. If it's been running rough, get a tune up first. HOLLYWOOD TEST ONLY IS THE BEST SMOG STATION IN TOWN just go there and ask for ARIN hell give you a good deal!