Thank you, CME!

My 2008 BMW Z4 broke down on the exit leading to CME Smog and Auto Repair and I was just barely able to make it into their parking lot late on a Saturday night. I received a call from Kerry, on Monday telling what exactly was wrong (broken housing and hose bringing coolant into the engine which, of course, caused loss of all coolant and a mess under the hood, including on the serpentine belt). I was quoted a price for the repairs, including replacement of the serpentine belt, as they do not do well when they get soiled!!! The repairs had to wait a day, as parts had to be transported from Sacramento to Vacaville. I got a call the next day saying the repairs were completed, the coolant system was pressure tested, and everything was okay. Oh, and they were able to clean off the serpentine belt, so they did NOT need to replace that! I am so glad that they were HONEST enough to not repair a part that would still work and I would not have known if it was truly needing replacement! In all, I had them do the repair of the housing and hose, get the oil changed and paid less than the original quote! If I lived in Vacaville, I would definitely return! Thank you Kerry and the team at CME!

TLDR: Car broke down on exit to their shop, limped it into their parking lot. Broken radiator housing and hose, lost all coolant and made mess on serpentine belt. Quoted price for housing and hose and belt replacement, but they were HONEST, cleaned the belt and didn't need to replace it, saving me over $100 on the repairs! - Christopher W. (5 star review on Google)

Brakes…One of the Most Important Parts of Your Vehicle

mechanic working on the brakes of a car

Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At CME Smog & Auto Repair in CME Smog & Auto Repair, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

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How do you jump start your car?

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If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you’re an owner of a reliable machine. Still, occasionally problems do arise. On vehicles like these, with so many electronics, a dead battery is a common issue. At CME Smog & Auto Repair we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely. 

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Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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At CME Smog & Auto Repair in Vacaville, CA, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

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Thank you to the team at CME!

Christopher Weinel
Customer Review
★★★★★
My 2008 BMW Z4 broke down on the exit leading to CME Smog and Auto Repair and I was just barely able to make it into their parking lot late on a Saturday night. I received a call from the owner, on Monday telling what exactly was wrong (broken housing and hose bringing coolant into the engine which, of course, caused loss of all coolant and a mess under the hood, including on the serpentine belt). I was quoted a price for the repairs, including replacement of the serpentine belt, as they do not do well when they get soiled!!! The repairs had to wait a day, as parts had to be transported from Sacramento to Vacaville. I got a call the next day saying the repairs were completed, the coolant system was pressure tested, and everything was okay. Oh, and they were able to clean off the serpentine belt, so they did NOT need to replace that! I am so glad that they were HONEST enough to not repair a part that would still work and I would not have known if it was truly needing a replacement! In all, I had them do the repair of the housing and hose, get the oil changed and paid less than the original quote! If I lived in Vacaville, I would definitely return!!!! Thank you to the team at CME!!!!
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148 Peabody Rd
Vacaville, CA 95687

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