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11/14/2012
By: otherguy.guy
Martins Auto and Smog
I went to get my car smog tested so I could get a new inspection sticker. "Service engine" light came on. He had to keep the car for a day and a half to fix a misfiring cylinder and determine by process of elimination the "service engine" light was caused by a dirty fuel injector. He recommended some cleaner ($5) from another auto parts store, and said I could leave and WAIT to PAY until the service engine light went off and I came back for the smog inspection. After running my car with the injector cleaner over the weekend the light went off and hasn't been on since. He also had one of his people give me a ride back to my house when he first took my car. Really great service.
06/30/2014
By: Certified A.
Atwater Radiator & Muffler Shop
We have been doing business with Atwater Radiator & Muffler for years. The owner, Bruce, is extremely knowledgeable in his field, friendly, polite, and the service is outstanding. Not to mention they have unbeatable prices. We here at Certified Automotive recommend all of our customers needing exhaust work to them.
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03/16/2015
By: Selena M.
Atwater Towing & Transport
Dan Valladao was so helpful the other night. He was so friendly and helped me not freak out. He did something a lot of other people wouldn't have done and for that I'm thankful and appreciate all the time and effort he did for me!! Thank you so much Dan you saved me that night!!!
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03/01/2016
By: Georgia M.
Martins Auto and Smog
My car was at shop (that I will leave nameless) in Atwater for over 6 weeks and no luck... I had it towed to Martins and literally the next day they called me to come pick it up... I have never been so pleased with an auto shop in my life... They are legit!!!!
10/08/2014
By: Katelyn D.
Atwater Towing & Transport
Dan is the only tow guy I will ever call. He has been towing my cars for three years now and I have never had any problems whats so ever. He is very diplomatic and is very informative when it comes to his customers and their cars. Great service!!
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02/20/2014
By: Mallary J.
Martins Auto and Smog
This is our family smog guy lol my hole family comes to him and has been for years. Martin him self is a very respectable person:) His staff is very nice too. I completely recommend his services
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08/11/2011
By: myqwkls3
Merced Tint
I have known Ron for years. He has tinted every car I have owned. Superior quality tint, and stands behind his work. I would recommend him to anyone. Not the cheapest, but the best!
06/28/2014
By: kelliemarieeaton
Martins Auto and Smog
I"ve often felt taken advantage of when taking my car to be smogged or fixed but not at Martins! Hes honest and reasonable and I would recommend his smog shop to anyone!
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09/21/2014
By: James M.
Banks Safety Service Inc
My mother has taken her car here for several decades and the owners kept her 1983 Nissan 280zx in top running condition at a fair price with complete honesty.
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03/13/2016
By: James M.
Jack's R Better
The owner personally drove to Modesto to get a part from the dealer so I could get my car back the same day.
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