Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get more information about Smog Check requirements?

Visit the Bureau of Automotive Repair's website for more information.

What is the Consumer Assistance Program?

The Bureau of Automotive Repair offers a few different programs to assist consumers if their vehicle does not pass the smog inspection. Click here for more information.

What are some common reasons my vehicle may fail it's Smog Check inspection?

There are numerous reasons a vehicle could fail it's Smog inspection but here are some of the most common issues:

*Check Engine Light is on.

*Visible Smoke from the tailpipe.

*High emissions from the tailpipe.

*Incomplete monitors or OBD II system is not ready.

*Disconnected/cracked/collapsed hoses.

*Aftermarket components do not have proper Carb EO(Executive Order) #'s.

How can I tell which test my vehicle needs, Basic or Enhanced?

The test required for your vehicle is determined by the County in which your vehicle is registered. You can look up which test is required by typing in your license plate or VIN HERE.

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