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I took my 05 Honda here because I have been trying to get my car to pass the Smog Check for weeks. Because I recently had to reset my car's battery, the smog check monitor won't show the catalyst. I was told to "drive a certain way for a period of time" and I've attemped to do that but no luck. I finally was fed up and I took the suggestion of my guy at Smog Test Only Center (other side of the building) and took my car here to let the pros do it so I can submit my payment and get my registration renewed. I was able to speak to the guys and leave my car here for them to work on when i go to work. The guy straight up said it'll cost $85 to fix it without really knowing the exact issue. I thought the price is a bit steep per pop especially it's a matter of driving my car a certain way. I saw that they maybe drove it for 15 miles and was able to get the monitor to show up within an hour or two. While I was glad that my problem was gone, I feel as if this wasn't the job that worth the entire $85. The staff was friendly but I really wish this specific job was a bit cheaper, especially given the situation. I was able to return to my smog test place and finish the smog check with them. This was the most expensive year for registration and related fees for me! (and there was not even anything wrong with my car! Just mechanical issue on the monitor side) Good service and shop, but I'd recommend to come here for real issues on your cars. My cause wasn't worth the cost I paid.

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Japanese Carmasters

I recently had my 125,000 mile service completed by Japanese car Masters. I was warmly greeted and was happy to find a very clean shop. Before the work was performed I was called and advised of the cost for all parts and labor. I gave the go ahead and when I picked up my car I was made to feel appreciated for the opportunity I extended to have my car serviced by Japanese Car Masters. Because of this wonderful service and the professional manner in which I was treated, I will continue to take my car there for further needs. Bobbi C.

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Japanese Carmasters

Owner can fix anything in any car. Mr. Arkin will take the time to carefully discuss all your concerns in a friendly manner, see that the work is done properly, and give you the best deal in town. Highly recommended.

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Japanese Carmasters

Japanese Car Masters hooked it up for me. Not only did they do a great job, but the owner is really cool. Great at relationship building and definitely someone who genuinely likes to serve the people of San Diego through his shop. Thanks Japanese Car Masters!

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Japanese Carmasters

I just drove my car across the country from South Carolina to San Diego this week and desperately needed an oil change. The (new, as of 2 months ago, I believe he said) owner let me bring it on the same day I called and he was so wonderful! He was very friendly and knowledgable, and didn't offer maintenance I didn't need, like some shops I've been to have. I'll go back to this place in the future, for sure!

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Japanese Carmasters

I had my 2005 Prius air conditioner fixed by Jeff Arkin at Japanese Carmasters and I'm already a big fan. Japanese Carmasters is only a couple blocks north west of the former Furniture Pyramid on Carroll road. It's kind of hidden but there is a big sign in Red and screaming Yellow pointing to the entrance round the side of the industrial block it's located in. Jeff Arkin the new owner is a native of San Diego. He has been in auto service most of his life. A local of the beach communities he has the big grin and warm sincerity and honest sensibilities of a true San Diegan. Considering he has experience with Japanese makes (and in fact all makes of cars) I thought I would give him a try and he did a great job replacing the unusual type of air conditioner in my Toyota Prius. He brought in the repair under $850 including a compressor re-gassing and other parts. The compressor is electric not like in most cars. He helped me find one online that was decent and did the installation perfectly without unnecessary steps that could have been very costly.

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Japanese Carmasters

Hands down to you & your crew, sir! My boyfriend got his car's oil pan changed, tune up, & oil changed here. For a very reasonable price. We went to a couple shops for price check and was charging us double the price. So thankful to have listened to my brother's advice and brought the car here. We couldn't say enough good things to this shop! A friend of ours was complaining how his "auto-mechanic friend" was charging him $1,800 to get his van fixed. (Can't even pin-point what the actual issue is). Told him about this shop. Charged him $800 with extra things done, ZERO charge. He even dropped him off & picked him up all the way to Chula Vista! Will definitely recommend this shop to everyone i know! Tips: Double check the name of the shop. There's another shop in the same compound with "Japanese" name.

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Japanese Carmasters

Great place, New Shop Owner is Amazing! He knows everything inside and out about anything wrong with your vehicle. Super Nice guy as well and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommend to anyone who wants an honest shop with reasonable prices. #1 shop in San Diego

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Japanese Carmasters

My first experience here was great. On my way to LaJolla and my hose to the oil cooler comes off on my 2008 Nissan altima. ASAP towing picks me up and tells me about a mechanic. I say ok let's check him out. It was close to closing time when the tow truck driver and I arrived, but without hesitation they reclamped the hose and it only cost me $60. Every since then I come here with all my vehicle problems. I even show up here in my active duty uniform with no worry of being cheated or taken advantage of. I was getting ready for a long road trip to Texas and they inspected my 2005 Chevy Trailblazer from top to bottom to make sure it was suitable for the trip. Only $50. This is an EXECELLENT shop to get vehicle repairs done for a fair price. They do not do wheel alignments. Besides that I can't say anything bad.

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Japanese Carmasters

These guys are fantastic! Anything I need they always take care of me and my husband. seriously the nicest guys and HONEST! When you find a good mechanic you stick with them! and that is what I'm doing! I won't go anyplace else! They won't BS you! Thanks guys!

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