New business promises ‘fast, friendly’ smog testing
By Karen Brainard
The newly-opened Ramona Smog Station is just that, said owner David Connor.
“Our focus is just your smog check,” he said. “We do all smogs.”
Many smog inspection locations are also repair shops, he noted, and will offer to repair a vehicle if it fails an inspection.
Because his business only focuses on smog tests, Connor said, “It’s an unbiased, fast, friendly inspection.”
Connor said appointments are not necessary, and if there is no wait, technician Danny Pritchard can test the vehicle in 15 minutes.
“Fast, friendly service—that’s the key,” Connor said.
Vehicles dating back to 1976 are required to go through smog checks, but new vehicles are exempt for the first five years, said Connor.
He worked at a smog station before opening one in Poway three years ago. A customer at that station suggested Connor offer smog testing in a building he owned in downtown Ramona. The building has been completely remodeled inside, noted Connor.
Connor said he plans to periodically offer special deals on smog testing in the Sentinel and on his website. Ramona Smog Station is at 923 Main St. and is open Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 760-789-8378, or visit ramonasmogstation.com.
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