West Escondido Automotive & Transmission is proud to be a STAR Certified Smog Check Station in Escondido, CA. We’ve been dedicated to helping make California’s air cleaner by providing quality smog test and smog repairs in Escondido for many years. By being STAR Certified through the new STAR Program from the Bureau of Automotive Repair, we can help all vehicles – no matter the year, make or model – meet their emissions requirements.
What is the STAR Smog Check Program?
The STAR Program is a new program by the Bureau of Automotive Repair to improve the previous Smog Check Program. The STAR Program came into effect on January 1, 2013 and requires automobiles that have failed a smog check due to excessively high emissions levels to get the vehicle repaired and re-tested at a STAR Certified smog check station.
What is a STAR Certified Smog Check Station?
STAR Certified Smog Check Stations provide a higher level of smog check and smog repair services. STAR stations must meet specified performance standards that have been established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
STAR Stations can be licensed to either only perform smog tests, or to provide both smog testing and repairs. A STAR Smog Check Station is required to display a sign showing whether they are a test-only or test-and-repair facility. West Escondido Automotive & Transmission is proud to be a STAR Certified Smog Test AND Repair shop!
How do I know if I need to take my car to a STAR Smog Check Station?
Vehicles that are required to visit a STAR Smog Check Station for their CA smog testing and smog repairs are those vehicles with excessively high emissions levels based on their smog check history, likelihood to fail their next inspection and other vehicle data. Your vehicle’s registration renewal notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles will tell you if your automobile is required to receive its inspection from a STAR Certified Smog Check Station. The front of your vehicle registration renewal notice will say “SMOG Certification Required at a STAR station” and more instructions will be provided on the back.
Why does Escondido need the STAR Program?
The Star Smog Check Program is a requirement to further preserve our environment and improve the air quality in Escondido, CA and the state as a whole. There are more than 10,000,000 vehicles inspected each year in California, so continued efforts to meet federal health standards and reduce ozone pollution are necessary! By requiring cars, trucks, SUVs and vans whose emissions are excessive and harmful to visit a Star Certified Smog Check Station for a higher level of smog repair, we are improving the air and quality of life for our fellow Californians.
West Escondido Automotive & Transmission handles ALL CA Smog Checks & Repairs
Even if your automobile is not required to get their CA smog check from a Star Certified auto repair shop, you can still bring your car to West Escondido Automotive & Transmission. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of auto repair, auto maintenance and smog repair, and are always happy to help make your car run better and longer so you can drive stress-free!