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If you are considering selling, buying a car or if it is time to renew your vehicle’s tabs it is important to check into the inspections that are required by your DMV. Common inspections include smog, brake lamp and more. By passing an inspection, a vehicle is considered safe for the road and the environment. Here are some terms to know about DMV required and other car inspections.

  • DMV – The DMV is the department of motor vehicles. It is an agency that operates within each state and is responsible for helping the public take care of registration and certification issues regarding vehicles.
  • Register – All automobiles are required to be registered with the state for tax, inspection, proof of identity and insurance purposes. Information on how to register your vehicle can be found at your local DMV location or website.
  • Emissions Testing – An emissions test will check for what hazardous elements are released by your vehicle during use. By testing for emissions, the community attempts to cut down on environmental pollution caused by automobiles.
  • Brake Lamp – A brake lamp is the rear light on a car which lights up to indicate when a car is slowing down or stopping. This light helps other drivers to know when the vehicle in front of them is using their brakes. Regular brake lamp inspections help to avoid car accidents.
  • Smog – Vehicles of a certain make and age are required to pass smog testing every couple years in certain states. Smog is a mixture of pollutants and more that are released by vehicles, factories and more.
  • Hybrid – A hybrid vehicle operates using both gasoline and electricity power which reduces its smog discharges and often doesn’t require emissions testing.
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    Time 4 Smog
    3790 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Come visit the Test Only Smog Stations for all your smog inspection needs. As the owners and operators of 7 smog check stations, we are one of the largest and most established smog check experts in the area.
    (925) 462-7664
    European Autotech
    31 Beta Court #j, San Ramon, CA 94583
    We, at European Autotech, are automotive service professionals you can trust! Our technicians are ASE certified and we use the latest tools and equipment when servicing your vehicle.
    (925) 820-6460
    M Service, Inc.
    2008 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Don't settle for less than the best for your classic vehicle. Our auto repair service provides expertise in repairs whether your automobile is fresh from the showroom or logged thousands of miles.
    (925) 932-8744
    Mr Smog and Muffler
    540 N Grant St, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 469-0678
    United Auto Repair
    400 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 941-8218
    Golden Smog Check
    408 N California St, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 948-4284
    Javier Smog Time
    524 E Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 946-4331
    Bruce & Jack's Auto Service
    847 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 466-5364
    Larry's Auto Repair
    308 N Grant St, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9255
    Super Smog and Repair
    511 N American St, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 467-8737
    Auto Smog
    901 E Miner Ave Ste B, Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 546-0796
    Gill Smog Check Test Only
    2171 Cherokee Rd, Stockton, CA 95205
    (209) 946-9200
    ABC Smog
    1919 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Stockton, CA 95205
    (209) 937-0813
    A-1 Smog
    521 N Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205
    (209) 948-4630
    Payless Smog
    3227 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95205
    (209) 943-7664


    If you live in a congested urban area, chances are your car is equipped with a smog lamp. Guarding against the harmful pollution smog brings to metropolitan areas, vehicles may be mandated to have these lamps which are inspected on an annual basis for functionality. Environmentally-savvy drivers may also elect to check their smog lamps as much as their brakes to help safeguard the planet from pollution. Like a regular auto inspection, vehicles may be inspected for the amount of emissions they output. Checking this feature, service station technicians will use a computer diagnostic system to determine if a vehicle is emitting over the legal limit. Upon passing the inspection, your car is given a certification sticker to put on your windshield for proof, usually good for a year. Smog and brake lamp maintenance should be followed yearly with these methods. Other issues such as oil changes and motor problems can be tested by technicians. Regular, cheap checkups prevent major issues done the road when your engine indicator lights up, so be sure to schedule ahead of time. To find out what your legal smog emissions regulations, call your local DMV to see if a law in your area exists. A dependable repair shop should be thoroughly researched before you make your choice. Call area shops from your phone book or online and ask about their experience. A knowledgeable automotive station will have a few years’ history in business and be certified by the DMV. So whether you're registering your first car or maintaining the family minivan, it's good to look into having a reliable auto shop ahead of inspection time.
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