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Get Your Smog Check Fast and Easy in Pasadena

Have you received a letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles saying that you are due for your smog test? If so, you have a month and a half to complete the test. At Pasadena Motor Cars, we offer fast and efficient smog checks. We are fully licensed and certified and will make sure that you and your car are in and out in less than 30 minutes. Come to Pasadena Motor Cars for all your smog check needs!

California Smog Check Program

The state of California has its own strict laws about smog, and they list their requirements in the California Smog Check Program. These laws have been put in place to reduce air pollution and create a better environment for all.

Some of these requirements include:

  • Cars manufactured in 1976 or later must undergo a smog check every two years.
  • A six-year exception sometimes applies to cars that are younger than six years old.
  • Smog checks are not necessary for electric or diesel cars manufactured before 1998.
  • Hybrid cars have required a smog check since 2015.
  • All cars more than four years old that are on the market to be resold need to have a smog check.
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When to Get a Smog Check

The Department of Motor Vehicles in your area will send you a registration renewal if you are required to have a smog check in place. You will need to have your car checked within 90 days of receiving the notice. If your car fails to meet the requirements during the smog check you will have to have the car repaired. However, if the cost of repair is more than the value of the car, the state may purchase the car from you to have it scrapped. This program is under California’s Consumer Assistance Program and is completed by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

Get Your Smog Check at Pasadena Motor Cars

Out of state vehicles require smog test and VIN Verification. At Pasadena Motor Cars, we are a certified smog check test station. We can check your car, truck, or motorcycle and make sure that it’s up to state standard so you can drive in and out in less than 30 minutes. Our services are fast and efficient so that you can go about your day in no time.

We are fully licensed in:

  • Hybrid smog certification
  • Registration renewal smog test
  • Test only smog check
  • Standard smog test
  • Out of state smog test
  • DMV renewal smog test
  • And much more!

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