Smog Check Services :

Smog Test

  • Oil Change
  • Lowest price Smog Checks
  • Diesel Smog Checks
  • Smog testing
  • Emissions checks
  • Smog certification

Oil Change

  • DMV smog check
  • Smog test
  • DMV smog check
  • Smog Check Coupons
  • Smog inspection
  • Emissions Testing
  • Diesel Smog Check

Emissions Testing

  • Non directed smog tests
  • All DMV Directed smog test incl.
  • Change of Ownership smog inspections
  • Initial out of state smog inspections
  • Tests on Diesel vehicles

Smog Check FAQs :

+ What is a Test Only Station?

Test-Only stations are licensed by the state only to perform tests on vehicles. They are prohibited from performing any repair services. Gross Polluters can also be certified at these stations.

+ Who requires a Smog Check?

The Department of Motor Vehicles renewal notice will indicate whether a Smog Check is required to re- register your vehicle. Most areas of the state require vehicles to have a Smog Check performed every two years, when being sold, and when being initially registered in California.

+ Do I really need a Smog Check?

Not all vehicles must get a Smog Check. Smog Check need depends on the type of vehicle, the model-year, and the area in which the vehicle is registered. Additionally, some vehicles only need a Smog Check when they are being sold or being registered in California after previously being registered in another state.

+ What is a STAR smog check?

If you received the DMV registration renewal paper saying “SMOG Certification Required at a STAR station”, you are at the right place. Premier Star Smog is a Star Certified Smog Check Station. STAR Smog Station means, DMV has chosen your car to be inspected at a smog station which is monitored closely by the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) and must conform to high standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repairs.

+ What is the difference between a regular smog station and a STAR smog station?

STAR smog stations will be able to issue a certificate of compliance to a vehicle passing a smog check when a motorist is referred by the DMV to such a station for vehicle registration renewal. A non “star” station may not issue a certificate to the motorist’s vehicle. They may however, test and issue certificates to vehicles not directed by the DMV to a “STAR” smog check station.

+ How can I help my vehicle pass Smog Check?

Proper and regular maintenance according to your Owner’s Manual, and not tampering with the emissions control equipment are keys to passing Smog Check and lowering emissions from your vehicle. Also a good 15 minute drive helps to ensure a proper warm-up of all emission related components which helps out in the emissions part of the smog check.


What is the California Smog Check program?

The California Smog Check Program was initially implemented in 1984 to reduce air pollution in California by ensuring that vehicles are repaired in accordance with state and federal requirements. The program subjects vehicles to a biannual inspection to ensure that they meet the guidelines set by the state.

There are some exemptions from the Smog Check program. Gasoline Vehicles less than 6 model years old are exempt from the program (4 model years for change of ownership), unless the vehicle is coming to California from out of state. 1975 and older gasoline vehicles are also exempt from this program. 1998 and newer diesel vehicles weighing more than 14,000 GVWR require a biannual smog inspection as well (no 6 year exemption).