Have you had a smog check on your vehicle lately?

According to California law, all vehicles produced after 1976 have to complete a smog test twice a year — with only a few exceptions.

Mandatory smog checks in California keep our air clean and safe. It’s the best way to make sure that your vehicle isn’t emitting way too much pollution. And when you work with professional, local mechanics here in Northern California, you’re guaranteed a fast, efficient, and cheap smog test right away.

Why Do I Need a Smog Check?

California smog check laws might seem strict, but there’s a good reason for them. We’re one of the biggest states in the country,
and Californians drive a lot. So it’s important to make sure we’re keeping our air clean!

Having a smog check done on your vehicle twice a year prevents excessive emissions, so our air stays clean and pollution-free.

How Does a Smog Test Work?

Your smog test will be conducted in 3 parts:

First, mechanics will visually inspect the vehicle to make sure that all emissions control devices are installed and functioning. Second, they will check that emissions warning light is working. Finally, the car is hooked up to testing device to get an emissions reading from the tailpipe.

It’s quick and cheap — and then you can get back on the road.

Does my Vehicle Need a Smog Check?

Some types of vehicles are exempt from California smog check policy.

Special rules apply to smog tests for:

  • Hybrids
  • Electric cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • Cars 6 years old or younger
  • Cars made before 1976

If your vehicle doesn’t fit into any of those categories, you need to have a smog test conducted at least twice a year.

Where to Get a Smog Test

Looking for a cheap smog check in the Vacaville or Farfield area?

Head to AASmog Station for a fast, reliable, and cheap smog check on your vehicle. You’ll be in, out, and back on the road in no time at all.