Smog Check at 1 STOP Auto of Huntington Beach
We are Star Certified by the State of California for both Smog Test & Repair. Serving Huntington Beach and its greater area including Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster, and Santa Ana. 1 STOP Auto can do a smog check for just about 20 minutes. With over 30 years of automotive repair experience, we will serve you better and faster with your smog check as well as all your other automotive repair needs.
Smog Check Requirements:
A Smog Check is required every other year for registration renewal of:
- 40 years old and newer model-year gas-powered, hybrid, and flex-fuel vehicles
- 1998 and newer model-year diesel-powered vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds and less
What should I take to the Smog Check station?
If you are renewing your registration, you only need to take your vehicle, your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Registration Renewal Notice, and cash or credit card to pay for the Smog Check.
What happens during a Smog Check?
While performing a Smog Check, you can wait and our waiting room as our licensed inspector will connect testing equipment to your vehicle. This equipment is connected to computers at the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR).
If your vehicle passes the test, the vehicle information and test results are electronically transmitted to the DMV. Our Smog Check inspector will provide you with a receipt and a copy of the test results, known as a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR).
What do I do next?
If your vehicle passes Smog Check, you may continue your vehicle registration with the DMV. Although test results are submitted electronically to the DMV, it’s a good idea retain your VIR paperwork in case the electronic transmission was not received by the DMV.
About Smog Check
“The Smog Check Program is administered by the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive Repair and is an important part of the State’s efforts to improve the quality of the air we breathe. The Smog Check Program removes hundreds of tons of smog-forming pollutants from California’s air every day. Smog Check inspections are designed to identify vehicles with excess emissions so they can be properly repaired to meet state and federal emissions standards.” – BAR, California Bureau of Automotive Repair