REDWOOD CITY (CBS 5) – The state is trying to shut down an auto repair shop in Redwood City that officials said was caught doing expensive and unnecessary repairs in a sting operation that spanned 2010-2011.

Earlier this week, the owner of Hudson Auto Repair, Sohail Irshad, pleaded no contest to a single count of making a false statement. Now, the state Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) is trying to take away Irshad’s license to operate a repair shop.

San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney John Wilson said the investigation of Irshad’s shop began in 2010, after the Bureau of Automotive Repair “received complaints from consumers who were concerned that the shop may be performing unnecessary repairs,” Wilson said.

According to court papers, filed by the BAR, Irshad performed unnecessary repairs on two different undercover vehicles, once in late 2010, and again in early 2011.

More information on finding a reputable reapair shop:

Consumers’ Checkbook Auto Repair Shop Recommendations

Consumer’s Guide to Automotive Repair In California

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