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A Few Things To Know About A Smog Check
Smog check, smog test and emission check all refer to the same thing: a test of vehicle and its engine emissions performed at a licensed smog testing facility.
California law requires a smog check if the vehicle registration renewal notice says “Smog Certification Required,” if the vehicle is being sold, or if the vehicle is being brought into California to be registered.
2601 Clark Avenue, Suite C, Long Beach, Ca 90815 Call 562-496-3848
We are on the West side of Clark Ave & Willow st.
Next to Awesome Sushi.
We Test all types of vehicles.
We send your inspection report straight to the DMV at no extra charge.
We are a state certified STAR TEST ONLY STATION. We do not make any repairs of any kind. We have no incentive to have your vehicle fail, we want you to pass.
If you pass your smog test, you are all set to go. If your vehicle fails the test, we can retest newer vehicles 1999 and newer for free. Older vehicles are retested at a rate of 50% of the original test fee. Coupons cannot be used for retest.
If your vehicle does not pass you need assistance repairing it, contact the Consumer Assistance Program. Click on this link for help: —————->
Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs a smog?……. 1975 and older vehicles are exempted from smog test, as well as vehicles 8 model years old.
How do I know if my car needs a smog check? ….. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will note on your DMV Renewal Notice whether a Smog Check is required to reregister. In addition, an information insert explaining the Smog Check Program requirements will be included in that mailing. A Smog Check is not required on sales within immediate family. Section 4000.1 (d)(2) of the California Vehicle code exempts transfers from parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, or spouses from the smog inspection requirement.
How Long A Smog Check Certificate Valid For? …… Section 44015 (e) of the California Health and Safety Code states that a Smog Check certificate of compliance or non-compliance is valid for 90 days
Who Is Responsible For Smog Check When A Car Is Sold? ….. Section 24007 (b)(2) of the Vehicle Code states it is the responsibility of the seller to provide a valid smog certificate at the time of delivery of the vehicle. There is no provision in the law to sell a vehicle “as is.”