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How do I get a copy of my California smog certificate?

A copy of your vehicle’s smog certificate (also known as the Vehicle Inspection Report) can be obtained only from the smog station which inspected your vehicle; and might require a service fee. In most instances the smog testing center will provide a duplicate free of charge.

Smog inspections are required when you register or renew registration for a vehicle in California.

Your vehicle does not need a smog inspection if your:

  • Gasoline-powered vehicle is a 1975 year model or older (This includes motorcycles and trailers.)
  • Diesel-powered vehicle is a 1997 and older year model OR with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 pounds.
  • Powered by natural gas and weighs more than 14,000 pounds.
  • An electric vehicle.
  • Gasoline-powered and less than eight model-years old.

Is it legal to sell a car without smog in California?

You cannot legally sell a car in California without providing a current smog certificate done within the 90 days prior to sale. You either need to take the car back and give the buyer the money back or pay for it to get properly smogged.

Allways check this information because can change.

What counties require smog in California?

If you live in one of the following California counties, you need a smog inspection when you renew your Department of Motor Vehicles vehicle registration: Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, or Yuba.

What affects smog check?

  • The Need for Repairs. …
  • Poor Oil Condition. …
  • Inadequate Engine Temperature. …
  • Recent Change of Battery or Disconnection. …
  • Status of the Check Engine Light (CEL) …
  • Inadequate Tire Pressure.

Why do cars not pass smog?

The final reason why your car may not pass a smog check is because your car is in need of an oil change. If the oil in your car is dirty, the engine breathes in some of these dirty fumes. It then can give higher emissions readings during a smog test due to these fumes.

What happens if you fail smog twice in California?

If you can prove that you have taken and failed the emissions test twice, and if you can prove that you have spent a certain amount of money getting your vehicle inspected and repaired, the state may give you a waiver.