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I really like these guys. They do good work, they don't suggest unnecessary things or try to "upsell" you on anything, and competitive prices. I trust them and they have good prices - that's my definition of a good mechanic.

David Biscan Via Google Review

I do understand the times during covid so things will take a little longer , but they do good work and see theyre honest. Im sure they get all the questions about modifying exhaust but they really do clean work ive been to a few places i think anything i cant do myself i bring here , only had good stuff

Kevin P., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Best customer service and excellent work!! Mike made us feel comfortable there after our bad experience with another shop. We will always bring our lovely 61 Cadillac DeVille to him from now on!! They installed a double exhaust system beyond our expectations!! Amazingly detailed and clean work!!

Cat E., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Bro in and out in a snap. Fixed my exhaust leak and made a few adjustments so it wouldn't keep happening. Nice guys. Highly recommend. They also have accessible ramps for low cars.

Carlos Romo. Via Google Review

Bought a catalytic converter online and took it to budget muffler...installed it super fast for under a 100! Mike was super friendly and efficient...thanks guys!

Brad S., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Such a great experience, took my car in, and it was out in 2 hours for a custom exhaust. The owner was friendly and so was the crew. Did great work on my car and the prices ain’t that bad either! definitely will be going there for future car things

Darokki Via Google Review

I went to budget muffler and brakes today to get an alignment after getting tires at Noah's. These are great guys running this place very thorough and professional I had to wait a little while but the alignment was an expensive and I really appreciate their service I will be back.

Kim K., Fountain Valley, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Took my car in to get the rims swapped out and had no issues. Excellent service, would definitely go here again! Cheap and easy! Mike, the owner is very helpful and willing to work with you.

Coco Bear Via Google Review

I just got my leveling kit done and needed a alignment and thanks to Abraham he was able to get me in very fast . They were a little busy and always give me great advice on what needs work on my truck . They carry a lot more options like exhaust tips and new shocks which I like because I can always rely on a shop like this . I will definitely recommend this location to all my friends and family if you need alignment or shocks for your vehicle . Very honest and great pricing can't go wrong just ask for Abraham.

Adnan F., Chula Vista, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

It was unbelievably fast and reliable. Ask for Mike. My emissions exhaust system needed to get fixed in a time crunch and Budget Muffler never gave up to help.

Endangered Phrog Via Google Review

I had scheduled some work at a different muffler shop and unfortunately it didn't work out. I call Budget to see if they can help me out and they schedule me for the same day about an hour after my call. I was in and out in less than 45min. Very happy with the Customer Service provided!

Jobriel N., Santa Barbara, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

They got it done quick and made my bmw sound amazing with the perfect balance of making it sound sporty and helped me chose from many exhast tips big ups good job.

Cordell Jones Via Google Review

These guys are really great. They lowered my dodge truck and did a great job. And a very reasonably price. Then I took my f150 and they installed a after market bumper and did a great job. If you have any aftermarket products you want to put on your vehicle, that you buy yourself they will install it. I will keep going bAck.

Pilt G., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Mike was extremely friendly. He and his crew worked hard and fast on taking off and replacing my exhaust. The prices were the best I found. This is the only place I will be bringing my 98 Dodge to have work done. Thank you, Mike and Crew, for the amazing job.

David D., Ridgeview - Webster, San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Jose did great semi-fabrication re-work on a short piece of exhaust pipe for a motorcycle that I had installed new mufflers on, to align both sides correctly, and welded the stainless steel collar adapters from the mufflers to the pipe. He has more skills than he thinks. I would like to use him to help me restore my 57 chevy soon (-: He understood the alignment issue, came up with a solution, all the time explaining to me what he was going to do. He even painted the new exhaust pipe section after installing. Everyone at this place is very friendly, including Abraham in the front office who says "gimme the money", lol. Acceptamos credito, dinero de "greenbacks", etc. (-: The price was very competitive, and the work was very good. Recommended.

Mike M., Escondido, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I have been a customer 25+ years. Mike & his crew do excellent work at fair prices. I saw him and Abraham being honest with customers, telling them what was wrong and what it would take to fix. No upselling, just honest and that is a rarity. I will keep coming back for my repairs and they will be right there.

John Margolin Via Facebook Review

Don't let the location or overall appearance of this place fool you. If you car is no longer under warranty, this is the place you should have all maintenance performed at. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, their prices are reasonable, they will provide you a list of recommended repairs before you leave, along with how soon you should have them done and their approximate cost. These guys have been here for decades and decades, and most importantly? This is a company you can trust.

Steven C., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

This is the #1 place to go for catalytic repair and replacement. Great work done quickly and at am excellent price. Highly recommended!!

Mercedes M., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I took a section of exhaust to them to be shortened after another welder got the measurement wrong. They got the units confused and used mm instead of cm, but after I rechecked the measurement they quickly fixed the issue, and were cool about it. I'd come back here.

Yoshi A., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Had to get the rear brakes on my silverado fixed so i took the truck to budget and they took good care of me. They Informed me about multiple things i needed done but didnt push replacing anything, the staff and owner treated me great and took very good care of my truck. Definitely my mechanic till i get new orders.

Allen Woo Via Google Review

Guys are pretty respectful and cool. Came in for alignment and ended up buying schocks from them. They do a inspection and told me I had original shocks and my odometer is at 170k ouch. They quoted me $350 for Monroe including installation. Can't go wrong I here.

Mauricio E., Chula Vista, CA Via Yelp Testimonial


I've been to this shop twice and received the great customer service on both occasions. Mike and his staff are very knowledgeable and professional. I first took my 2000 Honda Civic due to an exhaust pipe rotted out. It was producing a bad noise and it was leaking a lot. I got it welded up in about 30mins and I was on my way. The second time I went because I wanted a nice throaty sound for my 2007 F-150 and Mike suggested to go with a Magnaflow. Is been now over 6 months and my exhaust still going strong! Apart from exhaust services they also do brakes, suspension, wheel balancing, Oil Changes, Tune Ups and some minor engine work. I have already recommended a person over to their shop and I am positive she received the highest customer service they provide here. I also saw they install K&N Intakes... I might just order one for my F-150 and take it there haha

Keep up the great job guys!

Hector T., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I wish ALL Auto repair could be like this place. Best price for anything that you need and super helpful with explaining what's wrong with you car and what need to be done. I used to go to Firestone for everything but not anymore. This place and everyone who works in it is AMAZING!

10/10 would recommend!

Damien Mitchell Via Google Review

I brought my Corvette in here recently for a new set of mufflers, and Mike and this shop are top notch. Very reasonable pricing, did the job quickly, and I would highly recommend this shop to anyone. I will be returning for future work.

Jon S., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

These guys are great! Honest and straight forward. Quick service, even when all the bays are full when you show up. I've taken my car here for basics (oil change, spark plugs, etc.) to the craziness of my most recent visit (bad ignition coil, rear bearing, rear shocks, rear tires, front shocks)

Bonnie D. Via Yelp Testimonial

Lived up to their name. Took care of my emissions & exhaust problems. Mike is a stand up person while getting the job done fast. Tyvm for taking car of the truck and doing so in a timely fashion.

Mark T.

I left with a big smile on my face as I drove away, and my car purred, and growled when I needed it to. The exhaust sounds awesome. I will definitely recommend anyone to come here. Did I mention that the price was right too?! I can't believe I hadn't gone to them before. Thank you guys!

Apolonio C., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Budget muffler is the bomb. Got my muffler from them sounds amazing, super good price as well. Thanks budget.

Giusseppe G., Chula Vista, San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Great place. Very friendly and professional staff. I needed to have work done to my muffler and also asked if they could take a look at my serpentine belt that has been making noises (I have had 3 other shops take a look at the belt to see if they could get it to stop squealing with no luck). They where able to take me right them and there and fix my muffler as well as fix my belt. Great shop with fast clean service and competitive pricing.

Don't hesitate to bring your vehicle here.

Big Blue V., Honolulu, HI Via Yelp Testimonial

As a female, it is hard to take my car to get looked at. Even a simple oil change often turns into a $500 excursion at most shops. Not at Budget Muffler.

The staff is friendly, knowledgable, kind, and honest. They will inform you of what absolutely needs to be done, what is recommended but not necessarily required, and what can wait for 6 months. It is evident that Mike and his staff care for the customers. It is refreshing to find a business like Budget Muffler.

I will always bring my car here first.

Amanda M., City Heights, San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Honest, independent muffler shop in "mid-city". Had 3 jobs done by them and no problems. Mike is very knowledgable and they carry all the major brands.

Matt D., Round Rock, TX Via Yelp Testimonial

There's a reason these guys have great reviews. Very good work and affordable. They go out of their way to go the extra mile seriously. I bring both of my cars to him. Thanks guys.

Stephen M.

I am new to the area and Budget was mentioned to me as a great place to go. Mike has taken care of me a couple of times. A real nice professional guy who will go out of his way to make your experience as quick and easy as possible. A total professional operation worthy of your money. Im happy to be a patron. Nice Job guys!

Thomas W., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I just want to say one they work with you price wise. Service was fast and good quality I highly recommend this place!

Andrew H., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

You can come here with confidence knowing that you will get your car taken care of at a good price by friendly staff. That's why this place deserves five stars.

We got an exhaust tip added on to our Acura Integra and they were really informative and helpful in the options we had. The price was good and the exhaust ended up sounding great. No regrets and fully happy with our purchase.

If you want a reliable trustworthy mechanic than this is the place for you. You can come to Budget Muffler knowing that your money was well spent and you and your car were taken care of.

Robby G., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

These guys are awesome. I wanted quad tips/exhaust on my BMW e46 Sedan and they did an excellent job at a great price. I would highly recommend them to anyone who's looking to get custom exhaust work.

Dallas L., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Great staff with great customer service.

They did my alignment, installed shocks and leveling kit all within about 2 1/2 hrs for a great price.

No doubt I would use them again and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Jeremy W., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

So far I've only been here for oil changes and tire rotations. I come here because I know Mike (owner) is a stand up guy and provides excellent customer service! I've never had an unpleasant experience here.

Justin B., La Mesa, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Brought my H2 in for a Cat Back exhaust install and an oil change. Only took about an hour and a half. I have had a lot of work done to my cars and I have to say that I am very impressed. Awesome work. Staff is very knowledgable and take pride in what they do. I am very pleased and will definitely be back for all of my car needs.

Sean P., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Mike is a great guy. I always know I'm getting a fair deal. Put dual exhaust on my classic truck...was done super quick. Workman ship of the weld was fantastic!

Dave M., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial


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