Diesel Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Diesel Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Give me forty acres and I’ll turn this rig around There was a time when driving a diesel powered vehicle in the United States meant air horns, CB radios, and trucker songs. The few diesel powered passenger vehicles made an awful racket and belched smoke.  Even luxury diesels may as well have come from the factory equipped […]

Hybrid Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Hybrid Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Hybrids outsell all other passenger cars in California “The Toyota Prius is the number one selling passenger car in California”. Those words, spoken by the instructor of a hybrid vehicle diagnostic course I took two years ago, made it clear that gasoline hybrid vehicles had arrived in a big way. Everybody is on board with hybrids […]

Normal hours this weekend

Normal hours this weekend

Just Smogs® will observe normal working hours this weekend: 8:00 am – 3:00 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016 Closed on Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Happy New Year!) 8:00 – 5:30 PM Monday, January 2, 2017 Please accept our warmest wishes for a safe and happy new year. Share this:PrintEmailFacebookRedditShareStumbleUponDigg

Uber & Lyft Vehicle Inspections In Huntington Beach

Uber & Lyft Vehicle Inspections In Huntington Beach

Are you thinking about driving for Uber, Lyft, or both? Are you having trouble getting on the road, and making money, because you can’t find a reputable shop that can inspect your car? The friendly professionals at Just Smogs® in Huntington Beach are here to help. Just Smogs® is a Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) […]

OBD II Monitor Drive Cycle Service

OBD II Monitor Drive Cycle Service

In recent years the California Bureau of Automotive Repairs (BAR) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) have increasingly shifted the emphasis of the California emissions program to on-board diagnostic trouble codes &  monitor readiness. This is especially true for 2000 and newer model year vehicles. If you are having trouble completing OBD II readiness monitors […]

Just Smogs 2016 Holiday Hours

Just Smogs 2016 Holiday Hours

This year our hours will be virtually unaffected by the holiday season, with the exception that we will be closed all day on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Otherwise, Just Smogs is  open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 PM (With the exception of December 24, […]

O2 Sensor Monitor Not Ready 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

O2 Sensor Monitor Not Ready 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

If your 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid fails to pass the California emissions test because of an incomplete oxygen sensor (air/fuel) monitor, your Toyota Highlander Hybrid may be subject to a recall. Affected vehicles will require a software update to correct an issue that prevents the vehicle’s on board diagnostic computer from running the O2 sensor […]

BMW OBD II Communication and Monitor Issues

BMW OBD II Communication and Monitor Issues

As touched upon in a previous post (Smog Check OBD Reference Update) certain 1999 and 2000 model year BMW vehicles with 2.5 liter and 2.8 liter displacement engines that are having trouble passing the smog inspection due to incomplete monitors may be subject to a voluntary emissions recall (00E-A01: Fault Access/O2 Readiness Codes). Model Manufactured […]

Engine Mounts

Engine Mounts

Engine mounts (Also known as motor mounts) are designed to isolate engine vibration from the rest of the car. Most engine mounts are solid rubber blocks; however, the engine mounts in some cars are hydraulic (liquid filled). When to replace engine mounts Several years ago, prior to inspecting a longtime customer’s car, I noticed that […]

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