Smog Certificate and Repairs

Smog check – Smog Certificate – Smog Coupon – Foothill Ranch, CA

You, as a car owner, know that a smog check should be done to support the car for functioning properly and that the emissions do not exceed the maximum rate. It is a requirement, by law, for car owners to make sure their vehicle is running properly and passing the state law regulations. At First Call Auto Service, we are here to support you with all your car needs when it comes to obtaining your Smog certification.

In our smog check, the technician will make sure that all connections (pipes, muffler, and other parts.) are secure for the car and are in order. If there is any need to make a repair or replace a part in order to make the correction to obtain your vehicle’s certification to renew your registration to drive, we can support you with this service too.

To get proper DMV certification with the California BAR, you must pass a smog check. That is why your car should be receiving regular car maintenance to ensure it can pass the emissions test when the time comes. Passing the smog check depends on customers not waiting until their cars develop problems or they have failed several smog tests. Instead, First Call Auto Service recommends performing regular oil changes, tune-ups, and filter and part replacements, so you can pass the smog test the first time around. Visit us for a smog check in Lake Forest, CA today!

Drivers should not be surprised by a failed smog test if they do not have their vehicles regularly maintained. We recommend planning ahead to get your vehicle ready to pass its smog check well in advance of DMV deadlines for registration. If you think your vehicle might not pass, request a per-test with our friendly technicians.

The State of California requires every smog check we perform at our smog check station to be conducted in a specific order. The inspection requires the following steps:

• Exhaust Gas Analyzer—This is also called the “smog machine.” We look for high levels of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxides, and nitrous oxides in your vehicle’s exhaust. These chemicals are undesired and contribute to high levels of smog in the air.

• Visual—The second inspection requires the technician to visually inspect your vehicle for any signs that you need emissions repairs such as the check engine light being on and disconnected hoses.

• Functional—Our technicians check your vehicle’s drivability, how it starts, how it sounds, and how it performs its normal functions during operation. Your vehicle must pass all inspections to be granted certification.

• Enhanced Smog Test—In parts of California with high smog pollution, vehicles are required to go through the enhanced smog test. This smog check drives your vehicle on a dynamometer while the smog machine collects exhaust samples from the tailpipe to give a more accurate reading of your vehicle’s output.

. We perform each part of the smog check to give an accurate representation of your vehicle’s status. If your vehicle fails the first time, we will be happy to perform a second test for free. We do whatever it takes to send our Lake Forest, CA customers home satisfied. Give us a try today.

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