FAQ: Smog Checks
If your vehicle is due for a smog check in California you may be curious what you're in for. In order to legally license your vehicle it needs to meet certain emissions regulations put in place by the state. If you have additional questions please contact your local smog check facility.
Q. Where can I take my vehicle for a state inspection?
A. All testing must be done at a qualified smog testing center that meets certain state appointed criteria. This includes meeting space and equipment requirements, having qualified personnel on staff to complete the checks who have also passed a state background check and the facility must be able to properly handle all necessary paperwork. Understand that not all places that test smog can fix emissions issues and not all repair centers can complete smog checks.
Q. I have made changes to my vehicle's engine, will it still pass the emissions test?
A. Your vehicle must retain original manufacturer emission equipment in order to pass the emissions control test. These parts may include sensors or other mechanical parts such as:
- EVAP - evaporative emission
- CAT - catalytic convertor
- SPK - spark control
- FR - fillpipe restrictor
- O2S - oxygen sensor
- PCV - positive crankcase ventilation
- ACL - air cleaner
- AIS - secondary air injection
- EGR - exhaust gas recirculation
Q. What do I need for a smog inspection?
A. The main point of a smog test is to ensure that your vehicle is not emitting excessive pollutants. When you come in for the smog test you must present your driver's license, proof of insurance, title and registration. Fees may vary based on the location of the test.
If your vehicle is due for a smog check in Corona head to Precision Import Auto Repairs. We test and repair all makes and models of vehicles. It is important that emissions repairs in Corona are completed by expert technicians to ensure your vehicle does not fail the test a second time. Give us a call at (951) 734-0795 to schedule an appointment today.
Precision Import Auto Repairs Blog
Written By Brian Corey
Published By MORBiZ
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