Do you remember your school days? How often did you think, “If only I knew the questions on the test.” Regarding the required California SMOG check, you can know the elements required to pass the test ahead of time. One portion of the inspection is a visual once-over. Our technicians will ensure that all components of the exhaust system are there and connected properly. We’ll also ensure no smoke is visibly emanating from the tailpipe. Also, we’ll make sure certain key electronic elements are working properly. Your auto will need both a functioning OBD-II (onboard diagnostics) port and a check engine light (also known as the malfunction indicator lamp). Finally, your vehicle must be connected to a special machine that checks for SMOG. It measures the amounts of Hydrocarbons (HC), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) exiting your car. These are the compounds responsible for SMOG formation.
Extras That Make Your Experience Better
At The Auto Experts, we understand that you need more than just a state sanctioned inspection station. Therefore, we provide extras that improve your SMOG check and related repair visit. Our accreditation by the Better Business Bureau helps instill confidence in our shop. Should your auto require repairs, they’re covered by a great 36-month/36,000-mile warranty. It’s good nationwide through our affiliation with the NAPA AutoCare network. Financing options are also available for repairs. Let us know if you need more time to make it during regular hours. We have an after-hours drop-off and pick-up option. While you’re here, you can look forward to a quick turnaround, free wifi, complimentary snacks, coffee, and soft drinks while you’re here. If you’re leaving your car behind, make it to your next destination via a loaner car or our local shuttle.