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What is the Difference between Emissions Testing and a Smog Check?

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What is the Difference between Emissions Testing and a Smog Check?

Emissions Testing vs. Smog Check

State and local mandated emissions testing meets the EPA Tier 2 standard, while smog testing meets California's higher standard for EPA Tier 3.

How Do I Know If I Need a Smog Test?

Your DMV registration renewal notice will indicate "Smog Check Required" if your vehicle needs a smog check.

When Is a Smog Check Required?

  • If you are selling a car or truck that is more than four years old
  • When you register an out-of-state vehicle for the first time in California, you will need a smog check
  • Every other year for vehicles that are more than six years old

When Is a Smog Check Not Required?

  • 100% electric-powered vehicles do not need a smog check
  • Motorcycles do not need a smog check
  • Got a classic car? Vehicles that are model-year 1975 and older do not require a smog check
  • Vehicles six model years and newer do not require a biennial Smog check
  • Selling your car? Cars that are four model years and newer do not require a change-of-ownership Smog check
  • Diesel-powered trucks that are model year 1997 and older
  • Diesel-powered trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds

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What People Say About Us

  • reviewiconAffordable Prices

    My repair was quite expensive for my budget, however they helped me out with a small discount, quick service and I was back on the road in 2 days. My AC works great now. Kudos.

  • reviewiconAffordable Prices

    Excellent experience. Very well trained staff. I would recommend this place to anyone needing their car fixed.

  • reviewiconHonest Repair Shop

    "Honesty still exists!'... I was told by O'Reilly's that my alternator, (not my battery, which I had bought from them one year earlier) was bad after they did a diagnostic test on my Toyota. I was prepared to replace the alternator when I went to Lee's automotive repair in Rancho Cordova. To my surprise they told me the battery was actually bad and only running at 35%. (which O'Reilly's had told me was perfectly fine) And then they even told me that the battery was probably still warrantied to check with O'Reilly's, where I had bought the battery from in the first place, to see if it was still warranty. It was! Lee's automotive could have very easily sold me AT LEAST a new battery but they said they were not in the business to rip people off. From a female's point of view, that meant the world to me! THANK YOU LEE'S?

  • reviewiconHonest Repair Shop

    Honestly one of the best mechanics we've gone to. Work both on fleets and personal autos/trucks.

  • reviewiconExcellent Work

    Excellent service starting with JT to the mechanics! I won't take my vehicle anywhere else.

  • reviewiconExcellent Work

    My repair was quite expensive for my budget, however they helped me out with a small discount, quick service and I was back on the road in 2 days. My AC works great now. Kudos.

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