How Do You Get Smog Certification in California?

Answer With a few exceptions, including but not limited to hybrid cars, electric vehicles and diesel cars manufactured prior to 1998, all vehicles that are registered in the state of California require a ... Read More »

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Smog Test Certification?

Before registering a vehicle in the state of California, most vehicle owners must take their vehicles to receive a smog certification. Certification helps reduce auto emissions in the state and ens... Read More »

What is the Cost of a Smog Check in California?

California law requires that all vehicles (with few exceptions) be inspected and repaired to comply with auto emissions standards to register or renew registration. Residents of certain specified c... Read More »

What year was the california smog exemption?

The California smog exemption that is currently in effect for non-diesel vehicles became effective on April 1, 2005. Another smog exemption applying to diesel cars and trucks became effective on Ja... Read More »

Can I register my car in California if it fails the smog inspection?

If you want to register your car in California, it must pass a smog inspection every other year. Some examples of vehicles that are exempt are diesel vehicles older than 1998, hybrids, electric or ... Read More »