Smog Check Morgan Hill CA - Star Station Certified
San Pedro Automotive Repair
Auto Repair, Auto Emissions Testing, Smog Check
San Pedro Automotive is a California Bureau of Automotive Repair licensed Smog Check Station – Test and Repair facility (License Number: 275761). The following are select questions and answers were culled from the California Bureau of Auto Repair’s pamphlet about California’s current Smog Check program. See the link below if you’d like to download the entire handout. Also, feel free to call us at San Pedro Automotive if you have any Smog Check related questions: (408) 778-3475.
Q: What vehicles require a Smog Check?
A: Gas – powered vehicles, model-years 1976 and newer…are subject to the Smog Check Program with the following exceptions:
1) the first six model-years are exempt from the biennial Smog Check requirement, and…
2) the first four model-years are exempt from the change-of-ownership inspection requirement. Diesel-powered vehicles model-years 1998 and newer, with a gross vehicle weight rating up to 14,000 pounds, are subject to the Smog Check Program. There are no new vehicle exemptions for diesel vehicles as there are with gas vehicles. Other exempt vehicles include two-cylinder vehicles, electric-powered vehicles, two-cycle-powered vehicles (not including rotary engines) and motorcycles.
Q: Have California vehicle emissions standards changed?
A: Yes. BAR periodically adjusts some standards to increase their fairness. As a result, some standards become slightly more stringent than they were previously and some slightly more lenient. California’s emissions standards consider the model-year, vehicle make and model, and gross weight of the vehicle. Older cars have less stringent standards than newer ones. No older vehicle is ever held to the same standards as a newer, more technologically advanced vehicle. Allowances are made for normal wear and tear in a vehicle’s emissions control system as it ages. Standards are established through a regulatory process and are made available for public comment before they are adopted. The last adjustment occurred in 2001.
Auto Emissions Testing
, Auto Repair
, Smog Check
, STAR Certified Smog Station