Star Certified Smog
Is Santa Monica Motors a STAR Certified Smog Check Station?
Yes! Santa Monica Motors is proudly a STAR Certified Smog Check Station.
What is a STAR station?
STAR stations meet specified performance standards established by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). Santa Monica Motors is certified to perform both tests and repairs while others are only licensed to perform tests. Our certified technicians are trained to properly test and repair your vehicle.
How will I know if I need to take my car to a STAR station?
Your DMV registration renewal form will indicate whether your vehicle requires a Smog Check at a STAR station. Santa Monica Motors is able to perform Smog Checks on all cars - STAR required, or not.
Why am I being sent to a STAR station?
Your vehicle might have been identified as being more likely than others to emit unhealthy levels of harmful pollutants or that your vehicle was chosen as part of a random selection for Smog Check Program evaluation purposes.
If you are in need of a Smog Inspection or Test we can help! What happens if my vehicle doesn’t pass?
If your vehicle does not pass a Smog test we will give an explanation, our recommendation and upon customer approval, perform the necessary repairs.
If you are new to California, selling your vehicle, vehicle is older than 6 years old or less than 1976 it is required to have a smog inspection every other year. (some zip codes have specialty regulations, please see your state website for more details) Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions and help decide what your vehicle needs. Call our shop for more information.