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Passing the smog inspection is not a negotiation. We have very clear pass or fail perameters. Telling us you did or had repairs made that didn't actually get done will not benefit your chances of passing. We need all of the facts to help you.
Hybrid testing began March 9, 2015. The standards have changed yet again. Please call and discuss all of your concerns before testing to prevent some failures. Don't forget to print out our coupon and bring it with you!
A smog inspection failure is not a negotiation. All modifications must be proved to be legal as defined by the State of California and not ANY aftermarket part manufacture. An email if not proof of legality.
A common misconception is that if you don't use your vehicle often then the vehicle should not fail the smog inspection. This is wrong. Vehicles that are not used on a regular basis have a higher chance to fail for many reasons.
If your vehicle fails the smog inspection please don't mislead the smog technician with false information. No one likes to fail but we are all here to work together to clean up the air to provide a healthier breathing environment for everyone.
Please share with us any concerns you have regarding the testing of your vehicle. In this fast changing environment a short conversation can save you a lot of time and money. We are eager to help you on your journey.
We now have a new smog machine bringing our total to 3 smog machines in Petaluma and 2 smog machines in Santa Rosa. New equipment for us equals shorter waiting times for you. Hurry in for your fastest smog inspection yet!
If your vehicle fails the smog inspection the State of California offers repair assistance, retirement and waivers. For details go to www.smogcheck.ca.gov You may also want to google VRRRM for additional assistance.
The # 1 factor for passing a smog inspection is regular maintenance. Oil changes, tune ups, repairs of any issue that turns on your check engine light will not only ensure passing more smog inspections but also increases the life of the engine.
If you take your vehicle in for service and you have to explain to the people who work there where your engine is located, RUN away.