Auto Repair FAQs

I own a new vehicle, when will I need a smog check?

Vehicles four or six model years old and newer are not required to have a biennial Smog Check performed until their fifth/seventh year, unless they are sold.


How much does an average smog inspection cost?

The average price will vary shop to shop.  The normal range is between $29.95 to $79.95 depending on the county you live in and the type of smog inspection your vehicle requires.  This price may or may not include the State's Certificate Fee of $8.25.  The $8.25 Certificate Fee is an administrative fee collected by the State of California for the Smog Check program and is deposited into the Department of Consumer Affairs Vehicle Inspection and Repair Fund.


How often does the DMV require smog inspections?

The DMV requires smog inspection for 90% of vehicles, biennially.  Some vehicles registered in rural areas are only required to complete a smog inspection during Change-of-Ownership and initial registration in California.


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