Smog “Star Program”

In the state of California, some vehicles are required by law to have their smog check performed by a STAR station. Smog Man Test and Repair located in San Jose, CA is a certified STAR station. This means our facility meets the required higher performance standards that are set forth by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Not only can we perform your smog testing, but we’re also able to perform any needed repairs. Only a few stations are qualified to do both, and Smog Man has you covered. We’re your one-stop shop for everything smog-related, so come see us today.

What is the STAR Program?

In California, the STAR Program sets forth performance standards for smog check stations and inspections. These STAR stations meet higher performance standards that an average mechanic or auto repair shop. Some STAR stations are licensed to test, while others are licensed to test and repair. Smog Man is licensed to do both, which is why we’re your one-stop shop! Our station is required to post clear signage showing all of the services we perform.

The law in California requires that some vehicles get their smog checks at a STAR station. Your registration renewal notice from the DMV will indicate whether or not your vehicle is required to be inspected at a STAR station. At Smog Man, we are a test-and-repair station which means we can repair vehicles, certify vehicles directed by the DMV for STAR testing, and more. We’re able to provide all the services you need to ensure that your vehicle fully complies with the current state emissions standards.

If you’re not sure whether or not your vehicle needs to be checked at a STAR station, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles. They will be able to direct you as to whether your car needs to be taken to a STAR station for testing. Even if it’s not a requirement, you’re always getting the best smog services at Smog Man so you can drive safely on the road. When a vehicle fails the emissions test, it means it’s emitting harmful, dangerous toxins into the air. With a passing emissions test, you can be sure that your vehicle is running safely and cleanly.

Visit our experts at Smog Man Test and Repair and we will make sure your vehicle is operating up to the current standards. And, if you run into any problems passing the test, we are fully certified to make the needed repairs in order to pass the state requirements. Give us a call at 408-963-0035 or schedule your appointment on our website today!

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