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Smog inspection is a multi-layered examination done on components and systems of a vehicle to get an idea of how it operates, as well as the level of emissions it causes. California is one of the few states with well-detailed smog checks and laws on emissions. In addition, California mandates smog inspections during registration and renewal of your vehicle, hence the need to properly maintain your vehicle.
On your annual renewal form, it will indicate if a Smog Inspection is necessary for your vehicle.
Your vehicle does not need a smog inspection if your:
If you are notified that you need a smog inspection or are bringing a vehicle in from out of state, you can make an appointment.
At Smog Dog Palm Desert, we are a STAR Test Only Station and have been helping out clients with Smog and DMV needs.
First, we begin by inspecting the emissions control components and the systems on your vehicle.
Next, we perform a functional inspection which consists of items such as the check engine light, ignition timing, ODB and more.
Finally, we inspect the tailpipe emissions using the testing probe to check your vehicle's compliance with emissions standards.