Preparing for a Smog Check?
Smog checks are designed to ensure the amount and type of pollutants your vehicle is emitting do not exceed maximum standards.
There are multiple components of any smog test, and your vehicle must pass all parts of the test to pass.
After the inspection, you will receive a copy of the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR), which shows the test results. If your vehicle passes, the certificate of compliance will be digitally sent to the DMV.
The majority of Californians can have their vehicle Smog Check performed by a Quality Tune-Up Shop location. Each Quality Tune-Up Shop location is certified to perform SMOG inspections. Our Rancho Cordova and Fruitridge locations offer the STAR SMOG Inspections, and the rest of our area locations are certified for Test-Only inspections.
If your vehicle fails, the station will provide your vehicle inspection report that shows your vehicle’s results and the reason(s) your vehicle did not pass. If you have questions, our team can go over your vehicle's results and help to get your vehicle in compliance.
To address the reason(s) for the failure, you may:
For the most up-to-date information on the smog check process, laws, and station types, visit the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
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