Rigo's Auto Shop & Smog

(760) 353-1426

Rigo's Auto Shop & Smog

331 W Main St, SPC 5
El Centro, CA 92243

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Automotive Services in El Centro, CA

What We Do -- Rigo’s Auto Shop & Smog

Full-Service Auto Care

Rigo’s Auto Shop & Smog is a full-service auto care center in El Centro, California. We are a California certified Smog Test and Repair Station. Our ASE Certified technicians are licensed to smog your vehicle and perform necessary repairs. We can handle state-mandated inspections during any of your visits with us. That makes our team a trusted resource for anything your vehicle might need throughout its lifespan! Visit our experts regularly for premium care that protects performance and safety to prevent costly auto repairs. We follow manufacturer recommendations to keep cars running as they were designed and preserve their value! You can also call on our team for assistance with any car troubles like check engine lights, dead batteries, or squeaking brakes. We are here to ensure your car is in top condition!

Why You Need Professional Care

California DMV requires vehicles to pass a smog inspection every two years. Our licensed technicians' are prepared to complete vehicle smog checks, diagnostics, and repairs.

What Happens During A Smog Check?

For the purposes of renewing your vehicle registration, please bring your vehicle, the DMV renewal notice and some form of accepted payment with you to your Smog Check appointment.

When executing a smog check, your vehicle is connected to equipment that is also attached to the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair). Results are then electronically transmitted to the DMW upon the completion of testing. For your records, our experts provide you with a VIR (Vehicle Inspection Report). If your vehicle passes the testing, you continue your registration with the DMV. Should your vehicle fails the smog check, our team is there to help you diagnose and resolve the problem.

Auto Maintenance

Some drivers prefer to visit the auto shop only when it is absolutely necessary. While this approach might seem like it’s saving you money, it’s actually putting your vehicle at risk of developing extremely costly problems. Cars need regular maintenance to stay in top condition. Skipping over essential services and visits to save money neglects your vehicle’s needs and leaves crucial systems to degrade. Eventually, unchecked wear will cause damage that impedes vehicle performance or safety. You might breakdown on the side of the road because of an issue that could have been easily handled ahead of time by a professional.

Schedule Service

Our team encourages drivers to visit our shop routinely for their vehicle’s basic service needs. We guarantee it’s the stress-free and affordable approach to car care! Get an idea of the preventative services your vehicle will need below, or contact us with any of your questions. We would be happy to explain how we can help your car perform its best!

Are you due for your next smog check? Need help diagnosing an illuminated check engine light? Maybe you just need someone to check the brakes for wear. Whatever your automotive needs are, know that the experts at Rigo’s Auto Shop & Smog in El Centro, California can help!

We have years of experience helping drivers of all makes and models, and we’re confident that we can help you too. Schedule your next service with our team by calling (760) 353-1426 or using our convenient online scheduling system to select a time that works for you. We offer open availability throughout the week and on Saturdays by appointment only. Feel free to stop by Monday through Friday for prompt service! Find us at 331 W. Main Street. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair Services

Standard Maintenance Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120K Mile Services
  • DMV Certified Vehicle Inspection & Repairs
  • State Emission Inspections & Repairs
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Oil Changes
  • Tune Ups
  • Filter Replacements
  • Safety & Emissions Inspections
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Fluid Services
  • Trip Inspections
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
  • Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Repair
  • Chassis & Suspension Repair
  • Suspension & Steering Repair


  • Transmission Repair & Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Driveline Repair & Maintenance
  • Axle Repair & Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Flywheel Repair & Replacement
  • Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential Rebuild & Service

Engine Services

  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Replacement
  • Engine Performance Check
  • Belt Replacement
  • Hose Replacement
  • Cooling System Repair
  • Radiator Repair & Replacement
  • Water Pump Repair & Replacement
  • Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
  • Fuel Injection Repair & Service
  • Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
  • Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Tire Services

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Air Pressure Checks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair

  • Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heating System Repair & Service
  • Belt Repair & Replacement
  • Compressor Repair & Replacement
  • Evaporator Repair & Replacement
  • Refrigerant Replacement

Fleet Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Semi & Commercial Truck Repair & Maintenance
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • DOT Inspections
  • State Inspections
  • Fleet Accounts

Auto Electrical Services

  • Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair
  • Alternator Repair & Replacement
  • Starter Repair & Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Repair
  • Power Lock Repair
  • Power Antenna Repair
  • Power Steering Repair
  • Power Window Repair
  • Power Accessory Repair
  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades

Hybrid Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • State of Health Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Cable Inspection & Repair
  • Brake System Repair & Maintenance
  • Transmission Fluid Flush
  • Heating & Cooling System Repair