What is a smog check?

Answer A smog check is a test done on a vehicle's exhaust system to conclude how harmful its pollutants are to the clean air. This service may be required annually or bi-annually, depending on owner's reg... Read More »

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What is the difference between a smog check&a smog test?

In California, the difference between a Smog Test and a Smog Check is where the inspection may occur. Drivers receiving Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) paperwork should pay particular attention t... Read More »

How to Get a Smog Check (USA)?

The US government has tightened automobile emissions standards because of increasing smog and air pollution. Check with your auto-repair shop or State Department of Motor Vehicles for local require... Read More »

Who pays for the smog check?

In the state of California, a smog check is required on most vehicles every other year (certain diesel, electric and hybrid vehicles are exempt). The cost of the smog check is the responsibility o... Read More »

Smog Check Troubleshooting?

A vehicle has several components and systems that reduce harmful exhaust emissions, such as excessive hydrocarbons (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO). Smog checks require vehicles to pass stringent emis... Read More »