General Information

You will need a Smog Check every two (2) years if your car is more than six (6) years old and the model year is 1976 or newer. Exceptions are electric, hybrid, or two-cylinder engine vehicles.

Car owners must get a smog check to sell a car more than four (4) years old.

How to Pass Your Smog Check the First Time

The best advice is to perform proper and regular maintenance on your car and to not tamper with the emissions control equipment. Make sure your engine idles smoothly. If it runs rough, or if your “check engine” or “service engine” light is on, have it repaired first. Fix any engine coolant, oil or transmission fluid leaks before your inspection.

If you have Approved Aftermarket parts, you must have the small silver sticker that came with the part. It will have a the A.R.B. approval numbers (ex. EO D-279-2).


CA Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Automotive Repair — Government Agency dedicated to protecting and serving California consumers. Smog Check Too is licensed by the BAR.

CA Department of Motor Vehicles — Visit this site for information on driver licenses, vehicle registration, publications and forms. Smog Check Too will automatically send your test results to the DMV for you. You don’t need a paper certificate.


Grab a bite before or after your test at:

Agrusa’s Italian
14156 Rosecrans Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 802 – 1214

Charlie’s Burgers
13302 Rosecrans Avenue
Sante Fe Springs, CA 90650
(562) 802-1774