Diesel Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Give me forty acres and I’ll turn this rig around

Smoking ExhaustThere was a time when driving a diesel powered vehicle in the United States meant air horns, CB radios, and trucker songs.

The few diesel powered passenger vehicles made an awful racket and belched smoke.  Even luxury diesels may as well have come from the factory equipped with ear protection and a soot blackened rear bumper.

Much has changed

BMW 328d EngineToday’s diesel powered vehicles run so smooth that in many cases they make far less noise than their direct injected gasoline powered counterparts.

Thanks to low sulfur clean burning fuel and advanced emissions control systems that include urea injections designed to purify the exhaust stream, today’s diesels have little in common with yesterday’s rolling smog machines.

Diesel powered vehicles are no longer just for hauling boats, trailers and farm equipment.

Whether you’re looking for something sporty, luxurious, a sports utility vehicle or a blend of all of the above, manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, VW, and Land Rover are sure to have what you’re looking for.

Diesel Smog Inspections

Red Mercedes GLESince 2010, diesel powered vehicles have been required to undergo smog inspections in the State of California.

Although there is no tailpipe component to the diesel smog inspection (In other words, we don’t measure exhaust gasses coming out of the tailpipe), diesel vehicles are required to pass a comprehensive visual and functional inspection.

During the visual smog inspection an inspector will ensure that all diesel engine emissions related components are properly installed and in good repair. In addition, an inspector will ensure that aftermarket parts have are approved for sale and use in by the California Air Resource Board.

The vehicle’s On Board Diagnostic System (OBDII) will be checked for active diagnostic trouble codes (That would command the “check engine/service engine” light on, and will also be checked to ensure that on board diagnostic tests have been run to completion.

Where can I get a smog inspection for my diesel?

It doesn’t matter if you need a smog inspection for your Ram 3500, Mercedes Sprinter, Volkswagen TDI, or BMW 325d, the professionals at Just Smogs® in Huntington Beach guarantee fast friendly service.  Click here to make an appointment, or call us at (714) 596-1019.





Hybrid Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Hybrids outsell all other passenger cars in California

“The Toyota Prius is the number one selling passenger car in California”. Those words, spoken by the instructor of a hybrid vehicle diagnostic course I took two years ago, made it clear that gasoline hybrid vehicles had arrived in a big way.

Toyota Prius on the beach near Huntington Beach Pier

Huntington Beach Hybrids at Just Smogs

Everybody is on board with hybrids

Just look around the next time you’re on the freeway.  Everybody is making a hybrid.  Toyota has the Prius and Camry.  Chevrolet has the Volt, and Ford offers hybrid Fusions and Escapes.

Californians love hybrid vehicles! They’re stylish, economical, and good for the environment, but did you know that even hybrids are required to pass smog inspections in the State of California?

That’s right, whether you drive a Nissan Altima, Honda CR-Z, Hyundai Sonata, or any other gasoline hybrid powered vehicle, chances are that you’ll eventually receive a notice from the DMV with the words “Smog Check Required” printed along the top.

Where can I get a hybrid smog check?

Nobody in Huntington Beach, or Fountain Valley, performs more hybrid vehicle smog inspections than your friendly neighborhood smog technicians at Just Smogs® in Huntington Beach.

So what are you waiting for?  Click here or call (714) 596-1019 for a fast and easy hybrid smog inspection. Just Smogs® – We do Smog Checks Fast!


Uber & Lyft Vehicle Inspections In Huntington Beach

Are you thinking about driving for Uber, Lyft, or both? Are you having trouble getting on the road, and making money, because you can’t find a reputable shop that can inspect your car? The friendly professionals at Just Smogs® in Huntington Beach are here to help.

Just Smogs® is a Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) licensed automotive repair dealer (ARD) and Orange County’s premier Star Certified smog inspection and repair center.

Just Smogs® is proud to employ ASE certified technicians and consistently maintains a five star rating on Yelp and Angie’s List.

Just Smogs® has served Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Newport Beach, and the surrounding areas for seventeen years, and we’re ready to serve you.

Whether you’re new to Uber or Lyft or coming up for re-certification, trust the Just Smogs® team to get you on the road fast.

To schedule an appointment call (714) 596-1019.

Click here to download the Lyft 2016 California Vehicle Inspection Form

Click here to download the UBER California Vehicle Inspection Form