Smog Repair and Lube
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1225 Parkside Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 USA
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(925) 523-7429
22 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Mitchel Bornstein, Owner
  • Established 2013
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 29 Years of Car Repair Experience

Smog Repair and Lube has been serving Walnut Creek and the surrounding area since 2013. During this time they have developed a loyal following of satisfied customers who described this shop to us as: "friendly”, “courteous”, “excellent”, “quick” and "professional". This location features a team of automotive professionals with and excellent mix of experience, ongoing training and ASE Certifications. An investment in the necessary tools and diagnostic equipment helps make them capable of repairs ranging from minor and major mechanical repairs, to state smog inspections, to check engine light diagnosis and repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, early bird drop-off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Toyota Timing Belt Replacement Details

The rubber timing belt connects the camshaft to the crankshaft of the engine. This rubber belt wears and deteriorates over time, requiring replacement.

Common Symptoms:

  • Engine will stop running and internal engine damage can occur 
  • Belt may "jump time" (skipping a tooth or more, usually on the cam gear). This results in a loss of synchronization and engine performance.
  • Trouble codes from the camshaft or crankshaft sensors, causing Check Engine Light to illuminate
  • Slapping or scraping noises from engine

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • The timing belt should be replaced at scheduled intervals, which vary among car manufacturers, but are usually every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Having it serviced at these intervals will help reduce the chance of any related drivability concerns.
  • To replace the timing belt, the technician will remove the drive/fan belts (these should be inspected and replaced as necessary), pulleys, crankshaft pulley, and timing covers. He or she will also inspect components inside the timing cover and, if necessary, replace oil seals, tensioners, and idler pulleys. On certain engines, a water pump replacement and/or valve adjustment should be done at the same time as the timing belt service.

Auto Repair Experience

  • Mitchel Bornstein, Owner
  • Established 2013
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 29 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

If you're looking for a straight forward auto repair experience where a auto repair shop shows you the parts replaced, explains the repairs needed, the price quoted is the price you pay and understand that the cheapest is not always in your, your cars or your wallets best interests, then we need to talk.


Overall Rating

22 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by - Verified Customer May 16, 2016

I was able to easily schedule my appointment online, the service was very quick, and the staff was very friendly.

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2016

Very fast and friendly.. Also kid friendly with toys and color books.

by - Verified Customer May 06, 2016

Even with an appointment, my visit took over 3 hours.

by - Verified Customer May 05, 2016

They are friendly and efficient.

by - Verified Customer May 05, 2016

Great price, friendly and fast service.

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by May 02, 2016

Great customer service Good price Timely.

by - Verified Customer May 02, 2016

Great service! I got there early and they got me in ahead of my appointment time. They were efficient and very courteous.

by April 29, 2016

Everyone in the shop was stuck in traffic, a bit late, otherwise service was fast.

by - Verified Customer April 28, 2016

I was very pleased with the price for the service and their online appointment schedule; however, my husband who also bought via Groupon and had an online app. was unsatisfied due to inability to perform the smog due to their tank had become full so that he had to come back the following week. And most importantly, we heard that the workers were not happy with the Groupon price at all which made us uncomfortable.

by - Verified Customer April 25, 2016

Quick and easy.

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by - Verified Customer April 23, 2016

They are good.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2016

Excellent and fast service.

by April 06, 2016

Good shop.

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2016

Efficient but busy. Reception staff gave a realistic time frame for smog check.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2016

Fast, friendly and professional services.

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by - Verified Customer March 30, 2016

The staff was quick and friendly. They also honored a Yelp checkin pricing. Had a decent waiting area with hot coffee.

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2016

Friendly, efficient and serviced faster than expected.

by - Verified Customer March 10, 2016

I called the same day and got a Smog test in a few hours.

by - Verified Customer March 10, 2016

Very fast and friendly.

by February 13, 2016

The on line appointment reservation was convenient, reception was courteous, and service was fast this last time. On a previous appointment when there was wait time, there were no problems. I have recommended this place to friends.

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by - Verified Customer February 10, 2016

I made an appointment for an OIL CHANGE, and it took TWO HOURS.

by - Verified Customer January 27, 2016

Visited for a Smog Check. Service was fast and accurate.



Smog Repair and Lube
1225 Parkside Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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