California Smog Station FAQs

There are many fuel-efficient CDJR vehicles for sale near Redding at SJ Denham CJDR, but it’s still required for most vehicles in our area to pass a California smog test. Find out how a California smog check works and where you can get a smog test near Yreka with help from the SJ Denham team!

What is a California Smog Check?

The California Smog Check program has been developed to reduce air pollution by reducing the amount of pollution created by cars through a smog test. It is estimated that this law removes around 400 tons of pollutants from the air in California every single day. That is why the California Smog Check program is so important.

What are the California Smog Laws?

For California counties that require a smog inspection, participating California DMVs requires most vehicles to pass a smog test every two years. There are certain vehicles that are exempt from having to pass the test, including:

  • Vehicles that are 6 years old or less
  • Gas vehicles model years 1975 and older
  • Natural gas vehicles over 14,000 lbs
  • Diesel vehicles over 14,000 lbs
  • Diesel vehicles 1997 and older

Where Can I Complete a Smog Check in California?

You can have your vehicle smog test taken care of at any DMV-approved stations, including the SJ Denham service center, where we have an SJ Denham smog technician to run the smog check for you.

How Much Does a California Smog Check Cost?

Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, the cost for a smog check generally costs between $30 and $70. If your vehicle fails the smog test, you will have to pay a moving permit fee of $50.

How to Get a Smog License

If you have a smog license, you can perform checks and issue a smog certificate in California. To get a smog license, you have to:

  • Complete the diagnostic and repair training from the Bureau of Automotive Repair and have two years of work experience
  • Complete 68 hours of Level 1 engine and emission control training and 28 hours of Level 2 smog check Training /pass the licensing exam from the state within the past two years
  • Have the following ASE certifications: A6, A8, and L1/complete Level 2 smog check training and pass the state exam within the past two years
  • Earn an AA/AS degree or certification in Automotive Technology and have at least a year of experience/complete Level 2 smog check training and pass the state exam within the last two years

Bring Your Car in to Get Checked by an SJ Denham Smog Technician

Whether you’re in need of a smog check, an oil change, or any other kind of vehicle service near Red Bluff, you can count on the factory-trained and certified technicians at SJ Denham CJDR. Take a look at our current list of service coupons, and then stop by for service at 603 South Mount Shasta Boulevard in Mount Shasta, CA.

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SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is located at: 603 South Mount Shasta Blvd • Mount Shasta, CA 96067
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