We are a STAR Certified Smog Test and Repair Station.
What is the difference with a regular smog station and a STAR smog station?
You received your DMV renewal notice and discovered it says “Smog Certification Required at a STAR Station”. No need to panic. All this means is that the DMV has chosen your vehicle to be inspected at a STAR certified smog station which is monitored closely by the BAR and must conform to high standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repairs.
As a STAR Test & Repair Station we are authorized to perform STAR smog inspections, as well as repair and certify all vehicles.
How are vehicles selected for STAR smog check?
The State of California uses the following three strategies to determine whether a vehicle is STAR station designated or not:
- Gross polluters (vehicles which have failed a previous smog inspection with very high emission readings)
- High Emitter Profile vehicles. These are vehicle types designated by the Bureau of Automotive Repair as having high chances of failing the smog inspection.
- A random sample of all vehicles registered in California and being driven on public roadways.
If your vehicle has been selected to undergo a STAR smog check don’t be alarmed. Come to our shop and we will make sure to take care of you! If we find any issues, we will let you know.
If you’d like to learn more, please visit Smog Tips to find out more.