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? […]

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 […]

Check OBD II Monitor Readiness Without A Scan Tool

Check OBD II Monitor Readiness Without A Scan Tool

It is possible to check OBD II monitor readiness on many late model vehicles without connecting a scan tool. This can often be necessary in order to determine if your car is ready for its California smog inspection. What is OBD II monitor readiness? On 1996 and newer model year vehicles, the on board diagnostic system (OBDII) performs […]

Smog Check OBD Reference Update

Smog Check OBD Reference Update

The Bureau of Automotive Repair has issued an update to the Smog Check OBD Reference Guide.  The update includes new service bulletins, emissions recalls and information on the following vehicles: BMW 323i: ECM reflash recall is needed to set oxygen sensor monitor. 2000-2001 Nissan Maxima and Infinity I30:  New catalyst may be needed to run catalyst […]

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