I had just left the Santa Monica DMV frazzled because the greeter spoke to me as if I were an idiot (its no wonder they are rated 2.3 on most social media ratings). I just moved to CA from FL and had no clue what I needed to bring with me or what a SMOG CHECK was! I was trying to obtain a CA DL and Vehicle registration. I was told I needed a Smog test - I had no clue what that was so I googled it and found Santa Monica Auto Service, whose reviews were 4.7! I was greeted with a smile and the those who were eager to help. I was able to get my smog test, VIN verification, and brand new tag (from the car rental service office) within 30 minutes. It was amazing and I was so glad that I didn't have to go back to deal with that woman at the Santa Monica DMV. Santa Monica Auto Service is a well hidden secret.