California requires most vehicles to pass emissions checks at privately owned inspection stations licensed by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). If you drive a new automobile, you will be subject to testing later. However, rules apply once your auto reaches a particular age. As long as you own your gasoline-powered transportation, it will require emissions biennially (every other year) once it reaches eight years of age. However, if a vehicle changes ownership, the SMOG check is required if it is 4 model years old. If you select a diesel, it requires emissions testing without regard to model year (1998 to present) if it has a gross weight of 14,000 pounds or under and is a 1998 or newer model. Gasoline engines made in 1997 or before, diesel year models in 1997 or earlier, large diesels (over 14,000 pounds, motorcycles, and electric vehicles do not require emissions inspection. Our team will help you navigate the repair and reinspection process if your vehicle still needs to meet requirements.
SMOG Check and Related Repairs Made Easy
When you entrust your vehicle to the team at The Auto Experts, both your automobile and you are in good hands. Yes, we’re a state-sanctioned inspection station, but we’re also a family-owned local business dedicated to serving our neighbors. You have our word and can also look to our accreditation by the Better Business Bureau. We look forward to seeing you, but if you can’t get here during business hours, take advantage of after-hours drop-off/pick-up. If you choose to wait here, enjoy coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and wifi on us. Turnaround times are usually quick. However, if you need to leave your auto behind and continue your daily routine, hop on our free local shuttle or use one of our loaner cars. Should your transportation need repairs to meet the standard, we offer financing and a 36-month/36,000-mile warranty good nationwide through the NAPA AutoCare network.