California requires a smog check on most vehicles older than six model years once every two years, or once a year if your vehicle is tagged as a high-polluting vehicle. If you do not abide by this law, you cannot legally drive your car in the state. So, what exactly happens during smog checks? Here, we’ll break down the process.
We are very pleased to announce that all of our San Diego locations now offer DMV Vehicle Registration Services in alignment with our smog checks.
Recent research has shown that reducing air pollution leads to improved respiratory function, namely in children ages 11 to 15 – a critical period of lung development. Children in recent years breathed cleaner air and had stronger lungs compared to those who were studied two decades earlier.
OBD stands for "on-board diagnostics," a computer-based system built into all model year 1996 and newer light-duty vehicles. OBD monitors the performance of some of the engine’s major components, including individual emission controls. The system provides owners with an early warning of malfunctions through the dashboard "Check Engine" light (also known as a Malfunction Indicator Light). By giving vehicle owners this early warning, OBD protects the environment as well as consumers.
Until recently, the State of California did not require hybrid vehicles to undergo a smog check in order to renew their vehicle registration. Starting in April 2015, the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) began issuing registration renewal notices to hybrid owners in California.
That’s where DEKRA comes in! Here, we’ll explain 5 ways we can help your hybrid vehicle operate more efficiently and pass inspection.
If you’re like most Californians, you depend on your vehicle every day. So, you ideally want to keep your vehicle in good condition and maintain a solid working relationship with your auto repair shop, right? If you do have a problem with a repair shop, this guide to automotive repair in California, will help you understand your rights as a consumer. Let’s dive in.
As California has the worst air quality in the nation, the state requires a smog check on most vehicles older than six model years once every two years, or once a year if your vehicle is tagged as a high-polluting vehicle. If you do not abide by this law, you cannot legally drive your car in California. So, if you rely on your car to get around, passing the smog check is serious!