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Welcome to RC Auto and Smog, your car service in Vista, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Vista, CA, you’ve found us. Here at RC Auto and Smog we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Vista car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at RC Auto and Smog we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Vista offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Vista, we are totally confident that RC Auto and Smog is the best option in town!

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The Absolute Best Car Service in Vista, CA

What sets RC Auto and Smog apart from all of the others in Vista, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Vista, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At RC Auto and Smog, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Vista auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Vista, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

About RC Auto and Smog Vista, CA

For years RC Auto and Smog has been there for the people of Vista, CA. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Vista has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at RC Auto and Smog as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

RC Auto and Smog was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes RC Auto and Smog the best car service in Vista, CA!

Are you ready to experience the best Vista, CA car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2009 Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Mileage
90,758
Service Date
3/30/2020
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES: VISUAL INSPECTION OF BELTS, HOSES, BATTERY CONNECTION AND CONDITION, BRAKE INSPECTION, STEERING AND SUSPENSION, SOME FLUID CONDITION WHERE ACCESSIBLE, INSPECT TIRES AND ADJ. PRESSURE TO SPECS.
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK AIR FILTER AND BREATHER FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES.
 
JAMES C. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/1/2020

2015 Nissan Versa Note

Nissan Versa Note

Mileage
53,545
Service Date
3/11/2020
Services Performed
  • ADJUST REAR BRAKES
  • INCLUDES REMOVE AND REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS; INSPECT HYDRAULIC SYSTEM; RESURFACE FRONT BRAKE ROTORS/OR REPLACE; TOP OFF BRAKE FLUID; ROAD TEST VEHICLE.
  • INSPECT VEHICLE BRAKES FRONT AND REAR. MEASURE THICKNESS OF ROTORS, DIAMETER OF DRUMS, THICKNESS OF PADS/SHOES. CHECK BRAKE FLUID LEVEL, PARKING BRAKE OPERATION, INSPECT ALL BRAKE LINES, HOSES, AND ABS SENSORS. TEST DRIVE TO CHECK OPERATION OF BRAKES IF POSSIBLE. LINING REMAINING IS: FRONT ( %) REAR ( %)
 
DAVE N. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/31/2020

2013 Chrysler 200

Chrysler 200

Mileage
196,289
Service Date
3/26/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE:
  • ENGINE OIL COOLER – Remove & Replace – V6 – [Includes: R&I Intake Manifold Gaskets.]
 
TYLER O. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/28/2020

2007 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
43,127
Service Date
1/31/2020
Services Performed
  • SMOG INSPECTION: You may choose another smog check station to perform any needed repairs, installations ajustments or subsequent tests
 
ELAINA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/25/2020

2005 Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier

Mileage
87,483
Service Date
2/21/2020
Services Performed
  • IGNITION COIL – Remove & Replace – V6 One,Right Side – [Includes: R&I Induction Manifold.] – [Includes: Test.]
  • ROUGH AT IDLE
 
JUAN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/24/2020

2005 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
68,782
Service Date
1/9/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: CHECK AND ADVISE WILL NOT RUN MONITORS
  • REWIRE RELAY CONTROL PANEL PER TSB
 
DAVID M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/16/2020

2014 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
33,594
Service Date
1/9/2020
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES: VISUAL INSPECTION OF BELTS, HOSES, BATTERY CONNECTION AND CONDITION, BRAKE INSPECTION, STEERING AND SUSPENSION, SOME FLUID CONDITION WHERE ACCESSIBLE, INSPECT TIRES AND ADJ. PRESSURE TO SPECS.
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK AIR FILTER AND BREATHER FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES.
 
RALPH L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/9/2020

2004 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
163,784
Service Date
1/8/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK FOR SERVICE
  • FOUND VVT SOLENOID NOT OPERATING CORRECTLY
  • INCLUDES: VISUAL INSPECTION OF BELTS, HOSES, BATTERY CONNECTION AND CONDITION, BRAKE INSPECTION, STEERING AND SUSPENSION, SOME FLUID CONDITION WHERE ACCESSIBLE, INSPECT TIRES AND ADJ. PRESSURE TO SPECS.
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK AIR FILTER AND BREATHER FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES.
  • VARIABLE VALVE TIMING OIL CONTROL VALVE SOLENOID – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
 
STEVE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/8/2020

2010 Dodge Caliber

Dodge Caliber

Mileage
109,862
Service Date
12/10/2019
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT: LOW POWER WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE
  • CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • INCLUDES: VISUAL INSPECTION OF BELTS, HOSES, BATTERY CONNECTION AND CONDITION, BRAKE INSPECTION, STEERING AND SUSPENSION, SOME FLUID CONDITION WHERE ACCESSIBLE, INSPECT TIRES AND ADJ. PRESSURE TO SPECS.
 
GLENNA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/11/2019

2004 Buick LeSabre

Buick LeSabre

Mileage
118,081
Service Date
12/3/2019
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES REMOVE AND REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS; INSPECT HYDRAULIC SYSTEM; RESURFACE FRONT BRAKE ROTORS/OR REPLACE; TOP OFF BRAKE FLUID; ROAD TEST VEHICLE.
 
JACK & BETTY S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2019

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
200,609
Service Date
11/11/2019
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES LABOR FOR: CHEMICAL FLUSH COOLING SYSTEM, INSPECT BELTS AND HOSES, REFILL WITH ANTI-FREEZE, TEST FOR PROPER OPERATION OF FAN AND THERMOSTAT, PRESSURE TEST FOR LEAKS.
  • INCLUDES LABOR FOR: REMOVE FLUID FROM MASTER CYLINDER, CLEAN OUT RESERVOIR, FLUSH NEW FLUID THROUGH MASTER CYLINDER, CALIPERS, AND WHEEL CYLINDERS,
  • INCLUDES REMOVE AND REPLACE REAR BRAKE PADS OR SHOES INSPECT HYDRAULIC SYSTEM; RESURFACE OR REPLACE REAR BRAKE ROTORS/DRUMS; TOP OFF BRAKE FLUID; ROAD TEST VEHICLE.
  • INCLUDES: VISUAL INSPECTION OF BELTS, HOSES, BATTERY CONNECTION AND CONDITION, BRAKE INSPECTION, STEERING AND SUSPENSION, SOME FLUID CONDITION WHERE ACCESSIBLE, INSPECT TIRES AND ADJ. PRESSURE TO SPECS.
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK AIR FILTER AND BREATHER FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES.
 
SUZANE P. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/14/2019

2005 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

Mileage
141,016
Service Date
10/2/2019
Services Performed
  • SMOG INSPECTION: You may choose another smog check station to perform any needed repairs, installations ajustments or subsequent tests
 
KATHRYN/STEVE K. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/4/2019