CALIFORNIA SMOG CHECK

"WE HAVE BEEN SERVING THE SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SINCE 1982."


11 3rd Ave. Suite A

Chula Vista, CA 91910

619 422-0660


WE HAVE YOU COVERED


  • We are a STAR station.  
  • No appointment is ever needed. We get you in and out quickly.
  • We only do smog tests, so we never try to sell you unneeded repairs.
  • Relax in our comfy waiting room with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, Cafe Moto coffee, tea and cookies.
  •  Se habla Español.

We hope to see you soon!


-California Smog Check Team

WHAT WE DO

SMOG CHECK TESTING

We smog test all vehicle years, makes, and models including; diesels, out of state, and change of ownership vehicles.

SMOG CERTIFICATION

When your vehicle passes we immediately send your smog certification electronically to the DMV. We also give you a paper copy for your records.

GUIDANCE

Most of our customers pass their smog test on their first try. For the few who don't, we advise them on how to get their vehicle ready to pass in the cheapest and easiest way possible.​

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California Smog Check

11 3rd Ave. Suite A, Chula Vista, CA 91910

We are directly across the street from the Chula Vista DMV.
(619) 422-0660

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VISIT OUR 2ND LOCATION

California Smog Check

1655 Broadway Suite 1, Chula Vista, California 91911, United States

On the corner of Broadway and Anita St.
(619) 422-1133

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FAQ

What is a STAR station?

 STAR stations are smog check stations that are certified to meet higher standards than the average smog check stations.


What do I need to bring with me?

It is helpful to bring your DMV notice or registration, however we can still perform your smog test if you forget to bring it. The registered owner does not need to be present.


How long will my smog check take?

If your vehicle is year 2000 and newer we will normally have you in and out in less than 30 minutes. Vehicles 1999 and older can take a little longer.


What do I need to do if my vehicle fails the test?

There are many different reasons why a vehicle might fail, but no worries, we will advise you on how to get your vehicle to pass in the cheapest and easiest way possible.  



How can I know when my vehicle is ready to pass its smog check retest?


We can loan you a device called a Ready-Meter for that purpose. It is easy to use and we will show you how to use it. It requires a fully refundable deposit of $50. Your other option for year 2000 and newer vehicles is to have us pre-check your vehicle for $10 before you do your official retest with us.



I do not have enough funds to fix my vehicle. What are my options?


 The State of California offers repair assistance and vehicle retirement options to income eligible consumers whose vehicles have failed a Smog Check. You can apply online at: https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Consumer_Assistance_Program/CAP_Vehicle_Retirement_Program.html



Can you recommend a repair shop?

 

California state law does not allow us to recommend any repair shops. Please visit:  https://www.bar.ca.gov/pubwebquery/station/stationlist.aspx

to find a repair station nearest you.



My vehicle is registered out of state and I do not plan to register my vehicle in California. My state requires emission testing. Will the state I'm from accept a California smog test?


Most states do, but consult with your state's DMV to be sure.



I lost my smog test results and/or my copy of the certificate. Can I get a copy?


Yes. We hold records on paper for 3 years. Duplicate copies are $10.00.

Processing time can take up to 48 hours to get it to you.

Failed a Smog Test?

 

  1. We're committed to providing a stress-free experience to both new and returning customers. 

2. You may receive a 60 day Temporary Operating Permit at the DMV with your failed smog test from us. Visit your local DMV for more information.


3.  The State of California offers repair assistance and vehicle retirement options to income eligible consumers whose vehicles have failed a smog check. You can apply online at: 

CONSUMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM