If you’re looking for an expert STAR certified smog center for smog testing and diagnostics, look no further than the trusted choice here at Poway’s Precision Automotive in Poway, CA. We are a STAR certified station, which means that our facility meets certain standards for smog check stations put into place by the state of California. If you see a note on your vehicle’s registration that says STAR station, you must visit a STAR certified station for your smog check. However, we can perform smog tests and diagnostics for both STAR requirements and regular smog testing.

Smog checks are required every other year in California in order to renew vehicle registration. At Poway’s Precision Automotive in Poway, CA, we offer smog check services as well as smog repair. Our shop will perform your smog test quickly and accurately. In the instance that your vehicle does not pass, we will perform diagnostics to determine the cause of the issue. Even if you had your smog test elsewhere and failed, we can still perform diagnostics and recommend repairs to get your vehicle back to smog certification standards.

Smog tests are currently required in California for all vehicles except for:

  • Diesel powered vehicles 1997 and older
  • Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 lbs
  • Electric, natural gas powered cars over 14,000 lbs
  • Motorcycles or trailers
  • Gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older

A smog test will test your vehicle’s emissions system to ensure that it meets the emissions standards put into place in California to protect our environment. If your vehicle is due for a smog test or retest, give us a call today here at Poway’s Precision Automotive in Poway, CA.

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