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TESTIMONIALS

5 Star Review
Thank you, Kathy and John, for the excellent service! I'd be happy to refer A-1ForeignAuto to others.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by KATALIN HORVATH on Jun 01, 2013

5 Star Review
I trust John and Kathy and would never go anywhere else.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by ANASTASIA KELLAR on May 24, 2013

5 Star Review
Best service. Knowledgable troubleshooting and repair. Fair prices. What more could one ask for?
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by ROBERT KOHL on May 04, 2013

5 Star Review
I appreciate all the work you have done for me in the past on my Chevy - can't believe I,ve been driving it all this time since the last time I was in without any more problems.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by VICTORIA PEDRI on Apr 19, 2013

5 Star Review
I really appreciated your consideration recently in view of my limited funds. You did excellent work. We had a safe drive.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by CARLOS GOMEZ on Apr 12, 2013

5 Star Review
I love A1 Foreign
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by DENIECE WATKINS on Apr 05, 2013

5 Star Review
Great, reliable service. I now drive 90 miles to have John service my cars.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by Barry in CARMEL, CA on Mar 31, 2013

5 Star Review
I've been very happy with the help and service. I am so happy we found you. rwm
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by ROBERT MARSDEN on Mar 30, 2013

5 Star Review
Kathy, It was a delight to chat with you while I waited for my car. I bless Jim McCroskey for recommending you and your good husband to me. See you again. Jane Wyman
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by JANE WYMAN on Mar 29, 2013

5 Star Review
Always honest, thorough and curteous
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by LINDA McCAHON on Mar 29, 2013

5 Star Review
Consistently excellent service.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by Annonymous from, LOS ALTOS, CA on Mar 29, 2013

5 Star Review
I have already recommended you to a friend who uses your services (Suzanne Keehn). You have maintained my 22-year-old car to perfection! Tank you very much.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by SYDNEY REUBEN on Mar 29, 2013

5 Star Review
Repair work was very good. I greatly appreciated the fact that Kathy gave me a ride to & from home as my only alternative is a bus plus walking some distance.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by N.T. STANFORD, CA on Mar 29, 2013

5 Star Review
Thank you so much! You guys are AMAZING! Honest, reliable, fair and excellent service and work!
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by ROBERT CLAYTON on Mar 28, 2013

5 Star Review
Always helpful, reliable and honest. I have had my cars serviced by A-1 for more than 10 years and have recommended them to my friends.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by MARK MORRIS on Mar 28, 2013

5 Star Review
Excellent and honest mechanic. I have been a very happy customer for over 15 years and taken 5+ vehicles to John.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by ANASTASIA KELLAR on Mar 28, 2013

4 Star Review
Good reliable service. Disappointed last service when hubcap was missing.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by BRYAN WILLARD on Mar 28, 2013

5 Star Review
Outstanding professtional job on my car! I was extremely happy.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by BRUCE RAZBAN on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
I have relied on A1 for about 10 years now. I now live 1-1/2 hours away but still bring all my cars to John.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by B.S. CARMEL, CA on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
You guys are the Best We are going to miss you as our new car has prepaid service.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by STAN TUPPER on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
I have received consistently excellent service from A-1 Foreign and would recommend them to anyone.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by JENS WEITZEL on Mar 27, 2013
 
5 Star Review
Great job at a good price.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by GARY PRUITT on Mar 27, 2013

4 Star Review
I appreciate receiving answers to my questions.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by STANLEY HEW on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
Good, knowledgeable staff, and friendly personal service.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
Excellent service, honest and diligent.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
Great place
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by GARY HUMPHREYS on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
A-1 Foreign Auto services all our cars, and have for over 20 years. They are always fair, knowledgeable, and responsive, and always let me know if suggested work is essential or optional. In short, they are that rate entity: a car repair shop you can trust!
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by WAYNE CACCAMO on Mar 27, 2013

5 Star Review
Great service! Great family business who knows knows how to take care of customers! Thanks to Kathy and John
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend.
Reviewed by SOPHIE RAVEL on Mar 27, 2013
 

EXPERTISE

We Perform ALL Smog Checks Required By the Ca DMV
No Appointments Necessary

Services We Offer:
Regular Smog Inspections
Test Only Smog Inspections
Change of Ownership Smog Inspections
Out of State Initial Vehicle Smog Inspections
Gross Polluter Smog Inspections
as well as: full repairs, and maintenace, oil changes,brakes, suspension, exhaust, engines, transmission,and electrical mysteries, full diagnosis capability.
WE CAN HELP IF YOUR CAR FAILS THE SMOG INSPECTION
WE ARE A GOLD SHIELD STATION ABLE TO TEST AND REPAIR CARS, THROUGH THE CALIFORNIA "CAP" PROGRAM



Help, I Failed My Smog Check!

If your vehicle failed its Smog Check, in many cases you will need to get it repaired, retested, and certified in order to complete your registration.You do not need to have the repairs or retest done at the same station that failed the vehicle originally.However, if you were sent to a Test-Only station for your vehicles initial inspection, it must be retested and certified at a Test-Only station, or a Gold Shield station. Test-Only stations are prohibited by law from selling diagnosis or repairs. If you are directed to a Test-Only station on your DMV Registration Renewal Notice, you may qualify for repair assistance.
In addition to performing regular Smog Check inspections and repairs, Gold Shield stations:
Are authorized to issue certificates to Gross Polluters
May perform state-subsidized repairs
May perform the "after repairs" certification test on vehicles that were directed to have their Smog Check at a Test-Only station, and failed that test, provided that the vehicles were repaired at the Gold Shield station.
The Consumer Assistance Program offered at Gold Shield stations is available to motorists who need assistance (up to $500) in repairing a vehicle when it fails a biennial (every other year) Smog Check

Oil, Lube, Filter Engine Service and Repair
Electrical systems Smog/Emissions
Exhaust/System A/C
Tune-Ups Suspension
Radiator Brakes
Transmission