The new STAR smog check program-Effective January 1, 2013

star smog check stationWhat is a STAR Smog Station?

Some vehicles require a Smog Check at a STAR station. STAR stations must meet specified performance standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). Some STAR stations are licensed to perform only tests while others are licensed to perform both tests and repairs.

How will I know if my vehicle needs a test at a STAR station?

Your DMV registration renewal form will indicate whether your vehicle must be inspected at a STAR station. Regardless of the notice, JUST SMOGS in Huntington Beach is certified to inspect all vehicles regardless of STAR status.

What if my vehicle fails Smog Check?

In order to complete your registration, you will need to obtain repairs necessary for the vehicle to pass a Smog Check retest. Before beginning repairs you may want to find out if you are eligible for the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP). CAP offers both repair assistance for low-income consumers and vehicle retirement to eligible consumers whose vehicles failed Smog Check.

What is Repair Assistance?

Up to $500 in emission-related repairs is available to consumers whose vehicles fail a biennial (every other year) Smog Check if they meet income-eligible requirements.

What is Vehicle Retirement?

If you feel your vehicle is not worth repairing, you can retire it from operation for up to $1,000 or $1,500 if income-eligible at a state-approve dismantler.

JUST SMOGS of Huntington Beach is a certified STAR station. We are licensed to certify virtually any vehicle required in the state of California.

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