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Why Smog Check Inspection For Vehicles Is
Necessary In California?
Smog is a crucial factor contributing to the ever increasing air pollution in California which
otherwise has a beautiful natural scenery. To keep pollution emitted from vehicles under control
the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) manages
the Smog Check Program intended to improve the air breath by people of California. Vehicles
are required to undergo a Smog Check inspection in order to be deemed fit to travel on
California public roads. The program has been a huge success in reducing air pollution emitted
by millions of vehicles in the state. There are over more than 7000 Smog Check Los Angeles
CA stations in and around California. Some of these stations are State-licensed Smart stations
while others are independently owned stations. Smart stations are licensed to carry out smog
check inspections and meet the specified performance standards built by the BAR and some of
them are authorized to conduct both smog check tests and repairs while others are only licensed
to perform tests or inspections.
Vehicles which need to undergo Smog Check inspections
Gasoline controlled, elective fuel, and hybrid vehicles from 1976 or newer and diesel controlled
vehicles 1998 and newer weighing 14,000 pounds or less are required to take a smog check
usually biennially or every two years. The DMV registration renewal notice indicates that a
Smog Check is required for the vehicle and vehicles when sold or when being registered for the
first time in California needs Smog Check inspection. The stations which conduct such tests
provide a certificate indicating that the said vehicle has passed the Smog Test and can travel on
public roads anywhere in California. Vehicles which do not pass the test are needed to be
repaired and retested for Smog Check.
Choosing the right Smog Check station
As mentioned earlier, there are a large number of Smog Check stations all across California all
providing Smog Check inspections and certifications. But it is always better to visit a Smart
station instead of independently owned ones as they adhere to the highest standards. The BAR
does not regulate prices so it is advisable to shop around and compare prices before visiting a
station for inspection. The age of the establishment should also be taken into consideration while
hiring its service. Some stations even offer coupons to their customers to avail a discounted rate
on Smog Check inspection. All such information can be accessed by visiting the different official
websites of the stations over the internet.
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