Catalytic converter identification and inspection

Catalytic converter identification and inspection

In this post I’ll go over aftermarket catalytic converters, why its important to select a catalytic converter that has been approved for your vehicle, and what smog inspectors look for when inspecting catalytic converters during a smog inspection. This is going to be a long post, so if all you want is a quick summary, […]

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? […]

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 […]

Engine Change Guidelines

Engine Change Guidelines

According to the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), “Engine changes continue to present problems and challenges to car owners and technicians“. Instead of an engine change (a.k.a swap), BAR recommends rebuilding and reinstalling the original engine, transmission, and emissions configuration.  However, if that is not possible, the following is a list of things to keep […]

Just Smogs® Closed Labor Day

Just Smogs® Closed Labor Day

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Just Smogs® in Huntington Beach will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. As always, we will be open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday September 3rd and closed on Sunday. We will resume our normal weekday schedule (8:00 am to 5:30 pm) on Tuesday, September […]

BAR OIS Testing And Invalid Monitor Information

BAR OIS Testing And Invalid Monitor Information

On August 1, 20016, the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) implemented a change in the BAR-OIS testing procedure that may result in a new type of smog inspection failure. What is BAR-OIS testing? The BAR-OIS is the Smog Check equipment required when inspecting most model-year 2000 and newer gasoline and hybrid vehicles and most 1998 […]

BAR Repair Assistance Video

BAR Repair Assistance Video

For more information about he Bureau of Automotive Repair Repair Assistance Program, visit the Consumer Assistance Program website, or call Just Smogs® in Huntington Beach at (714) 596-1019 for all your smog check needs. You can also make an appointment for your next smog check by clicking on the above link. Share this:PrintEmailFacebookRedditShareStumbleUponDigg

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 […]

OBD Monitors and Testability Issues

OBD Monitors and Testability Issues

OBD Monitor Readiness Readiness monitors are self- tests performed by a vehicle’s on board diagnostic (OBD) system to verify emission control functionality. While most vehicles complete the various self tests during normal driving, achieving monitor readiness in a few types of vehicles is more difficult due to the vehicle design requiring unusual operating conditions or due to […]

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