The Often Misunderstood Crane Fly

The Often Misunderstood Crane Fly

The Crane Fly, also known as, Daddy Long Legs, Skeeter Eater, Mosquito Hawk, Giant Mosquito, or, as my wife likes to call them, “I don’t care if you kill it, but just get that thing out of the house!” I can’t think of a more misunderstood bug than the simple Crane fly. Crane Fly Baby Boom Have […]

February 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

February 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

Smog Check Frequently Asked Questions for February 2017 How do I submit my smog test? How do I determine what year a car needs a smog check? Does my RV require a smog check in California? Smog Check Frequently Asked Questions for January 2017 Why did my car fail for incomplete OBD II readiness monitors? […]

Smog, check before you buy

Smog, check before you buy

To quote one of my instructors in smog school, “There’s no such thing as an as-is sale on a car that wont pass smog”. When a car is sold, who is responsible for the inspection? The seller is required to provide the buyer with a valid smog inspection certification at the time of the sale or […]

January 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

January 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

Smog Check Frequently Asked Questions for January 2017 How many readiness monitors have to be complete to pass smog? What if I cannot get my smog test in California before it is due? Can I go to another smog check station after failing? The shop that failed my car also does repairs, can I go […]

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Some 2003 Chrysler PT Cruisers (2.4 liter DOHC 16v turbocharged, sales code EDV, with 5- spd manual G288 trans, sales code DDD) are unable to complete the OBD II Catalyst monitor because of a firmware error. Chrysler is aware of the problem, and a firmware update is required to correct the problem. If you own […]

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

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 […]

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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