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 […]

California Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty 15 Year/150,000 Miles

California Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty 15 Year/150,000 Miles

Emission Warranty Most Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) have a 15 year/150,000 mile warranty for emission-related components. Contact your dealer and/or Owner’s Manual to determine if your vehicle’s emission failure is repairable under the manufacturer’s warranty. General warranty information may also be found on ARB’s Website. PDF: california-smog-emission-warranty Share this:PrintEmailFacebookRedditShareStumbleUponDigg

1996 to 2002 Toyota OBD II Catalyst Monitor Readiness Drive Patterns

1996 to 2002 Toyota OBD II Catalyst Monitor Readiness Drive Patterns

The catalyst monitor on many Toyota vehicles can be difficult to complete.  That’s why it’s important to follow the Toyota recommended drive cycle after performing actions that are known to clear your Toyota’s computer memory. Remember, all on-board diagnostic monitors are cleared when the battery is disconnected, or when the power train control module (PCM) […]

Smog Check: Toyota Prius Hybrid (STAR Certified)

Smog Check: Toyota Prius Hybrid (STAR Certified)

This 2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid passed its change-of-ownership smog check inspection today at JUST SMOGS® in Huntington Beach. Hybrid emission inspections are essentially the same as most 2000 and newer gasoline powered vehicles. The inspections consists of a comprehensive visual inspection of the emission systems as well as an OBD computer scan. Share this:PrintEmailFacebookRedditShareStumbleUponDigg

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