Smog Check

Dan’s Superior Auto Service is now a Star Licensed Test and Repair Station.
STAR stations are Smog Check stations that meet higher performance standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Some STAR stations are licensed to perform only tests, while others are licensed to perform both tests and repairs. The station is required to post a sign on the services it performs.

State law requires that a percentage of vehicles have their Smog Check Inspections performed at a STAR station. If your DMV renewal notice states your vehicle requires a Smog Check at a STAR station, you must take your vehicle to a STAR station for an inspection. 


While performing a Smog Check, the licensed inspector at Dan’s Superior will connect testing equipment to your vehicle. This equipment is connected to computers at the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). If the vehicle passes the test, the vehicle information and test results are electronically transmitted to the DMV. Dan’s Superior will provide you with a receipt and a copy of the test results, known as a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR). 

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Do you know?

You can apply for financial assistance for emissions-related repairs from the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP)?

Up to $500 in emission-related repairs is available to consumers whose vehicles fail a biennial (every other year) Smog Check if they meet income eligibility requirements.

– You can Seek a Repair Cost Waiver through the Referee Network if you cannot afford to repair your vehicle?

The Repair Cost Waiver process is available if you have had some repairs performed to reduce emissions and cannot afford further repairs to pass the smog test.

– You can apply for Vehicle Retirement through the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP)?

If you feel your vehicle is not worth repairing, you can retire it from operation for up to $1,500 at a State-approved dismantler.

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