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San Jose, CA 95125

Smog Check

 Smog Check in San Jose, CA

California requires most vehicles to undergo a smog check once every two years. If you’ve received your renewal notice in the mail, visit Willow Glen Union 76 for a smog check. We are a licensed California smog inspection station located in San Jose, CA. We also serve Campbell, CA, and Robertsville, CA.

Smog checks were introduced in the 1970s as part of the Clean Air Act. Bi-annual smog checks are especially helpful in California, where an exorbitant amount of vehicles exists. Regular emissions testing reduces excessive smog, keeps pollutants out of the air, and contributes to a healthier state.

What Happens During a Smog Check?

During a smog check, our team will test your vehicle’s exhaust system to ensure it is not emitting too many pollutants or too much smog into the environment. Equipped with special tools designed for emissions testing, we will measure the amount of emissions your vehicle produces and compare the amount to California’s standards.

Who Needs a Smog Check?

Smog checks are required for many CA vehicles, including:

  • Most vehicles manufactured after 1997.
  • Diesel vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) less than 14,000 lbs.
  • Natural gas powered vehicles less than 14,000 lbs

If your vehicle needs a smog check, put our team to work. We’ll carefully check your car’s emissions and help you determine whether repairs are necessary.

Facts About CA Smog Checks

  • Many counties in California require bi-annual smog checks.
  • With a few exceptions, you need to produce the current smog certification when transferring a vehicle.
  • If your vehicle is 6 years old or less, you can bypass the biannual smog check and pay an annual $20 abatement fee instead
  • Drivers need to register their vehicles within 90 days of receiving their “smog certificate,” the paper detailing the results of the emissions test.
  • Your renewal notice from the California DMV will tell you where you can go to have a smog check performed.

Smog checks are important. They reduce pollution to help all of us breathe cleaner air. When your smog check renewal notice arrives, give us a call at (408) 267-1222. We are your smog check experts in San Jose, CA.

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