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Smog Check in Mission Viejo, CA

Licensed Smog Check Service Center--Auto Care Experts

Auto Care Experts is a STAR Certified Smog Check Station in Mission Viejo. We are committed to helping California and it’s cleaner air act by providing professional STAR Certified smog test and repairs in Mission Valley, CA. STAR Certification is run by the Bureau of Automotive Repair, and indicates we are capable and certified to inspect and repair foreign, domestic, and hybrid vehicles. We make sure each vehicle that comes in for an emissions check meets or exceeds the requirements. The STAR Program not only helps reduce vehicle’s effect on the environment, but also improves air quality. California state law states all automobiles that were made prior to 1975 are required to completed biennial smog checks. Failure of a smog check because of high emission levels will require repairs and be re-tested at a certified smog check center once repairs are complete. Certified Smog Check centers are around to provide a more professional level of repair and service than your average auto repair shop. Smog Centers must meet or exceed specific criteria established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. We suggest calling your shop prior to repair to ensure they are not a test only facility. At Auto Care Experts we provide both testing and repair. Call (949) 588-9813 or stop by 23662 Vía Fabricante, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 for service.

When to Get a Smog Check

The requirements for a smog inspection are based on a few different variables. These including vehicle history, probability of failure, other vehicle statistics, such as age and weight. Vehicle registration renewal letters sent out by the Department of Motor Vehicles will also inform you if the state requires an inspection. If required on the front of your registration renewal form, you will see “SMOG Certification Required at a STAR station” and instructions. If this wording is not on the front of your renewal notice, you do not need your vehicle serviced until the following year. If you don’t know or want to be sure stop by Auto Care Experts and one of our smog check technicians will help you.

What is the STAR Program

The Star Program was started to preserve and safeguard the air quality in Mission Viejo, CA and the state of California. For example over 10,000,000 emission inspections are performed on vehicles every year in California. The continuous efforts to meet federal regulations and decrease pollution are more than crucial they are vital to preserving our states air quality! Call Auto Care Experts at (949) 588-9813 or stop by 23662 Vía Fabricante, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 and let one of our expert smog check technicians inspect your vehicle and provide the repairs you require quickly and efficiently. Walk in and same day service are available as well as local shuttle service. Schedule your inspection online today.