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What are the environmental benefits of Smog Check?
The Smog Check program has greatly reduced air pollution created by California’s 30 million cars. According to the California Air Resources Board, the program removes more than 360 tons of smog-forming pollutants from the air every day.
How long will a Smog Test take?
The average test time is about 30 minutes.
Will my vehicle be tested more often under the new Smog Check program?
No. Your vehicle must be tested every other year, just as before. A Smog Check is also required when you sell your car.
How can I help my vehicle pass Smog Test?
Proper and regular maintenance according to your Owner’s Manual, and not tampering with the emissions control equipment are keys to passing Smog Check and lowering emissions from your vehicle.
What is a Gross Polluter?
Some vehicles that fail their smog inspections give off such high levels of pollution that a category called “Gross Polluter” was created. BAR identifies these vehicles to encourage their immediate repair. Gross Polluters are some of the worst polluting vehicles on California roadways.
Who administers the Smog Check program in California?
The Smog Check program is administered by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Automotive Repair (DCA/BAR). BAR licenses and regulates more than 7500 Smog Check stations, about 14,000 Smog Check technicians, and 34,000 automotive repair dealers across the state.