Vista Auto Repair

5

I bring my Titan here whenever I need to get work done on it. They consistently provide good service.

5

I had to have my control panel replaced at the dealer and the next step was that I needed a smog to get it registered. I called golden wrench automotive and he said he had an opening and got me in. A gentlemen named Jonny came out to see me when I checked in. He asked me about what the dealer did on the car. He further explained that when the computer system, like the instrument cluster, gets replaced or reset, sometimes the Sensors won't work. He took a little device and hooked it in by my door and took a reading. It stated that there were five failures. Jonny stated that if he did an actual smog it would fail. The solution was just to drive normally for a couple days so it would get readings. That was it. It was Thursday and he told me to come back on Saturday and they'll check. I was not charged anything on Thursday. Came Saturday, he checked with his device and there were no failures. Put it in the garage and it passed the SMOG and they even gave me a coupon from their competition so it only cost me $30. This shop is honest and reliable. I know if I would have went somewhere else, they would have charged me for the smog and told me I failed and more than likely would try and sell me repairs. These guys at golden wrench auto are the best, most reliable and honest mechanics. Great place. GO THERE, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

5

Called this afternoon to make an appointment for a smog check. Luckily someone hadn't shown up so they were able to get me right in. Staff was nice, service super quick and inexpensive! I was in and out in 16 mins!! Will definitely come back here and refer to friends and family!

5

Golden Wrench is awesome. My husband can work on our cars - replace alternator, brakes, etc. We took our cars here for a smog and both my husband and I found Mike very congenial, honest and provide excellent work. We now take all our cars to him and recommended him to friends and co-workers.

5

I took my relatively old Jag (2003) in for a smog check and was out within 10 minutes. Both the friendly, congenial attitude of Mike and the courtesy he and his staff provided were so exceptional that I couldn't wait to post these comments on Yelp.

5

Mike and crew went above and beyond for us, when our car broke down while visiting friends in Oceanside. This repair shop was of highest professional grade and honesty. I felt the good LORD led us to this place, as we did not know where to have repairs done. Retired from auto parts and being a mechanic myself, I felt a complete sense of trust. What a great feeling to have been 450+ miles away from home and knowing the job is done right.

5

These guys are fantastic. They've done a number of repairs for us and have always done a great job and stood behind their work. What pushed it over the top for me whas when I had a car that stopped running. We took it to Golden Wrench and they told us the transmission had died. It was an older car and the repairs were almost more than the car was worth. We were trying to decide whether to fix it or try to replace it. They held the car in their shop for over a week while we researched our options. They never pressured us or complained; basically told us to take our time making the decision. They were just great.

5

Honest and professional. Easy to get appointments. Hassle free.

5

Made an appointment to have my 2007 Ford Fusion smog certified today. They took my car at 10:55, and by 11:16 I was on my way back to work. Twenty-one minutes from start to finish, I'd say that's pretty good! The service here FAST and PROFESSIONAL. Would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

5

I'm officially not as smart as I think I am - all these years, and just two days ago was the first time I thought to use Yelp to help me with my biggest fear and headache - service for things about which I know nothing... well that's a wide range... specifically automotive.Even though Golden Wrench's disc brake pad and resurfacing price was higher than the dealership's, I agree that Mossy Nissan in Oceanside up-sells so aggressively that I feel uncomfortable going there. I've personally experienced them planting the seed of worry in my mind about my Quest's suspension which hasn't caused any problem 3.5 years later. Jason offered a free inspection of my squealing rear brakes, not the ever-increasing diagnostic fee, so of course it was a no-lose situation to try them out. They found that it was just dust causing the occasional noise in the rear brakes, but the pads in the front needed replacing. Jason discounted the labor so that my total bill with tax came out to exactly the amount he quoted for the brakes ($279) and an oil change ($38), and threw in fixing a button cover for the rear hatch which had come unbracketed (they could easily have said it was broken). Also, he set my mind at ease about the bushings - I felt his recommendations were as forthright as if it were his own car.Glad to have more alternatives for my car repair/maintenance needs.

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