Certified Auto Repair Specialist

(626) 407-3648
23 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 5:30pm


1280 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91106 USA


  • Allen Barghi, Manager
  • Established 1998
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technicians
  • 72 Years of Car Repair Experience

Certified Auto Repair Specialist Reviews


23 Verified Reviews
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by May 15, 2013

They said if my car broke down I could repair it at a different store with the same warranty instead of going into the same store where I got it fixed. The car was fine. They fixed it.

by May 14, 2013

They are honest with what they promise and when the job will be done. The place is clean. The area is clean.

by May 10, 2013

They are very understanding and they're very flexible. They are willing to work with you. The owner is very honest and you never feel cheated.

by May 07, 2013

They have good service.

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by April 26, 2013

I've had both cars worked on and thousands of dollars were spent. They were very thorough with the information pertaining to the price of parts and everything. Basically no surprises. The owner's communication was extremely good.

by April 26, 2013

They specialize in European cars. The main thing is they're not open on weekends.

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by April 20, 2013

Alan is a very thorough and professional mechanic. He has done superior work on two of our vehicles over the past six months. He explains the issues, what the options are, and has even advised against repairing something which I thought was needed, but he felt was not necessary at the time. I've even noticed little touches where has had his mechanics tighten loose screws or fix a front license that was sadly dangling in peril due to owner neglect. Bottom line, I trust Alan's work ethic and his moral compass to do the right thing for his customers. I foresee he will continue to build customer loyalty under his current practices.

by April 20, 2013

I like the work. I like being satisfied.

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by April 19, 2013

I'm very satisfied with what they did. That's all.

by April 15, 2013

I felt that they were upfront and honest. I thought I had a bigger problem and when they looked at it they let me know that it was a lesser problem. Besides myself, my son has also used the service and he's also gotten straightforward, honest service and that's why I'd recommend them.

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by April 12, 2013

I've gone there a long time. I got my car serviced there the last five to six years. I've been driving the car about a month or two and everything works fine.

by April 10, 2013

They have very good mechanics and Adam, the guy at the front desk, is very responsive to customers. They have really good mechanics and it's just as good as it gets. They do special things. They dropped me off at my home and picked me up after the service was done. Major service, wonderful convenience.

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by April 09, 2013

They deliver what they promise.

by March 26, 2013

I've been going to them for about two years. They've done repairs and oil changes for me and they've kept my car running very well over that time. They're very friendly. They provide fast service. I've never had to go back to them because of a repair that did not work. The repairs are very sturdy and sustainable.

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by March 23, 2013

Capable mechanics. Low priced diagnostics.

by March 23, 2013

They do a good job and they're honest. I've been taking my cars there for years. They service all my cars. I have four cars and I take them all there because they're good. They do a good job.

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by March 07, 2013

I've had service there for years. They're honest and reliable and have never steered me wrong.

by March 05, 2013

Always honest, reliable, trustworthy and accurate. I have never had a problem, ever. I've been going to them for ten years and at every visit I have been satisfied always.

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by March 05, 2013

They do good work. Their prices are okay.

by February 20, 2013

They do quality work and they make me very happy. Their prices are very fair.

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by February 02, 2013

They give me good service. That's about it.

by January 25, 2013

He's always courteous and he's always honest and fair.

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by January 22, 2013

The service is fast and the diagnosis is accurate. The prices aren't the most competitive.

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Certified Auto Repair Specialist was established in 1998 by Alderin Barghi. We found this Certified Shop to have an very experienced crew, lead by a currently trained, ASE Certified, Service Manager. The 3 technicians combine for over 72 years of experience, 1 is an ASE Certified Master technician, they attend regular training and have someone of the industries best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment available to professionally service and repair your late model computer controlled vehicle. Their work is backed by a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty. Loaner vehicles, rental cars, and shuttle service can be arranged. Wireless internet and early bird drop off are available onsite for your convenience.



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  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
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  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Store
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
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