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!
1410 N Highland AveLos Angeles, CA 90028
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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!
When I pulled up to the shop, Barry, the owner, greeted me, asked me a couple of questions while I was in my car, and then told me to pull up into the lift. He diagnosed the cause of my clutch problem within 5 minutes. After checking the cost of the required part and calculating the cost of labor, he quoted me a price. All this for free and within 10 minutes of me arriving at the shop. He explained the mechanics of the clutch and showed me the part that was leaking fluid. He told me the car would be ready in an hour and a half. Sure enough, the car was ready as expected, he showed me the faulty part that he had replaced, and the car was ready to go for about $150. Fast, friendly, reasonable price, and on time -- can't beat that.
Barry diagnosed my car's brake problem in a matter of minutes. He showed me with his extra parts what it looked like, made sure I saw the problem with my own eyes and then gave me a very fair price to fix it. He promised to look over my car , since it is older and used, and let me know if there were other problems but assured me he would only fix my brakes. He discovered a corroded belt, offered to fix it and made sure to show me that as well. At the end of it all, he promised a free oil change with my next visit and even called me after I got my car back to make sure everything was running well. I would go back to Expert Auto Repair again and again for the great service, good prices, and old fashioned kindness!
Fast, Cheap, no shady stuff, really cool chill laid back employees. These guys know their cars. Charges were very straight forward and no hidden fees. Everything is listed on a board in front of you.The staff are very gentle, caring and focused. They will give you as much explanation as you need! I never had anyone explain my smog test results before. I also must have come right in a lull of activity because while I was here three more cars pulled in. Five stars because when the time comes for another smog check, I'll need this review to remind me where I want to go. If you want a professional staff, and quality service, you have to check out HOLLYWOOD TEST ONLY AND SMOG CHECK.
Ok im writing this review for my grandmother. She is a 65 years old Russian lady that doesnt speak a word of english.Surprisingly she went out and did her research (drive around town with her friend) lol and found this smog station. She was verrrrrrrrrrrryyyy satisfied with the service because she cant really talk and the smog guy took his time explaining her everything very gently and polite.she highly recommends ARON the smog guy at HOLLYWOOD TEST ONLY and she was telling me that we should recommend all of our friends to him lol so ya i think this ARON guy must be a nice business man to business with because of his good attitude toward my 65 years old grandmother.
I took everyone's advice on this one from YELLOW PAGES and YELP and went here! i figured the place would be busy and I'd have to wait a while, but when I arrived I was the only customer there. The technician was quick and courteous, and had me out of there in about 15 minutes.Couldn't have asked for a better smog check experience.In and out in under 15 mins (on a weekday) with no appointment. If you are looking for a quick and efficient place in the neighborhood to do your smog check, this is the place.i will see them next year and i will send them my friends and family. I WISH I COULD OF GIVE THEM 100.000.000 STARS INSTEAD OF 5!
He is communicates with you throughout the entire process. I've gone for some transmission work, front and back end alignments, and an oil change. I also had to stop by when I pulled too far into a parking space and the curb pulled off the piece under my hood. It was dragging on the ground so I stopped by Barry and he repaired right then in there. I was in and out in 10 minutes for a mere $10. As a woman, I'm already on the defensive when I'm getting any type of work done on my car. I never once felt like Barry was taking advantage of me. He is sincere in his work and I highly recommend him!
As soon as i walked in to that station this morning i knew i was gonna have a great experience with them.verry friendly staff. i told him i was late from work and he tested my car in less than 15 minutes,i was out on the road to my way to work in 20 minutes.i will definitely go back and send all my friends to them. The price was very reasonable and the customer service was awesome.For me this are the main two things that im always concerned about. I will see them soon with my wifes car.