Smog Check Types & Locations

Yes its that time of the year when we get that notice from the DMV in the mail. Indeed, it is TIME to renew your TAGS. Certainly, some of you will need that California Smog Check Requirement. There are two different smog check types. Based randomly or determined by a vehicle’s specific emission verifications history. There are 5 types of Smog Stations.

Smog Check Test & Repair Station

First, “Test and Repair” stations get authorization from the State of California. In detail, to perform “regular” smog inspections. As well as diagnose and repair vehicles that have failed it. These smog stations can not certify vehicles requiring STAR smog checks.

Smog Check Test Only Center

Different from the one above, “Smog test only centers” get authorization to perform all regular inspections. Emphasizing, they can’t do any repairs. To clarify, the Test Only center’s main obligation is to perform a non-bias and accurate inspections. To summarize, only smog stations can not do STAR smog checks.

STAR Smog Test Only Center

Smog test only centers have authorization to perform both Regular and Test Only smog inspections. They can’t perform any smog repairs. A Test Only center’s main obligation is to perform a non-bias and accurate smog inspection. They are certified to inspect all DMV required vehicles.

STAR Smog Test & Repair (CAP)

STAR Test & Repair stations are authorized by the Bureau of Automotive Repairs to perform, along with emissions verification repairs, regular smog inspections and test only emmissions checks. A STAR Test & Repair station is the only type of emissions verification center which can inspect, repair and certify any and all vehicles. These stations are participants of the State’s Consumer Assistance Program and are inspected by the State of California monthly. STAR Test & Repair stations may also perform smog repairs on vehicles participating in theConsumer Assistance Program. CAP Stations maintain high standards of operation.

Repair Only Station

These stations are authorized by the State of California to only diagnose and repair vehicles which have failed the verification. Repair Only smog stations can not inspect or certify any vehicle.

Bakersfield California Smog Check Locations
Gonzales Auto Repair- 717 Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Mt Vernon Smog -1101 Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Latino Smog Check – 1999 Edison Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93305
J V’s Auto Repair & Smog – 2200 E California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
E-Z Smog & Repair – 1300 E California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
El Primo Auto Center – 100 Baker St, Bakersfield, CA 93305

Wasco California Smog Check Locations
Wasco Automotive & Smog – 1633 CA-46, Wasco, CA 93280

Delano California Smog Check Locations
Quality Smog & Auto Repair – 1915 Girard St, Delano, CA 93215
2 Stop Smog – 829 Main St, Delano, CA 93215
Bill’s Fast Lube & Smog – 305 High St, Delano, CA 93215

Earlimart California Smog Check Locations
Rendon Smog Check – 918 Armstrong Ave.Earlimart, CA 93219
Rubens Auto X Press – 928 S Front Road Earlimart, CA 93219
Mc & Sons Auto Repair & Dismantle – 2289 North Cedar St Pixley, CA 93256