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Smog Testing in Santa Cruz, CA

Smog Testing in Santa Cruz, CA

In the state of California, your vehicle is required to have a smog test. Smog testing is one of the many automotive repair and maintenance services Water Star Motors provide for motorists in Santa Cruz and surrounding communities. Our customers and staff, value the air we breathe. Smog testing is more than the “green” thing to do; it’s the right thing to do. We are your "Clean, Green, Automotive Repair Team"!
At Water Star Motors we can smog all cars 2000 and newer (Light duty diesel 1998 and newer). Also, any vehicle registered out-of-state is required to have an initial smog inspection to register it in California. The test includes a visual inspection for aftermarket unapproved modifications, visible smoke from the tailpipe or engine area, broken or damaged smog equipment and any fuel leaks. After that, we test the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System for proper operation.
At Water Star Motors, our Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Automotive Technicians are properly trained, equipped, and licensed by the state of California to perform smog inspections and repairs on your vehicles. We then provide the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles electronically with a smog certificate when the vehicle passes. A pass means your automobile’s emission levels are at or below the required level and all required equipment is present and working properly. 

Should your vehicle fail during the smog testing, we can diagnose and make the necessary repairs to your vehicle so it will comply. After repairs, if the car’s readiness monitors set / complete on our road test, we can then finish the smog process for you. If not, you may need to take your car through some “Drive Cycles” to allow the onboard readiness monitors to run to completion and return at a later date to pass your smog test.
Convenient, competent, and compliant, our smog checks are a great way for new customers to check out Water Star Motors. Smog Checks are a service our regular customers appreciate, as this 5-star review shows
“Went in for a smog check, they even did a complete inspection and offered maintenance recommendations. Our car passed smog testing and we were on our way. Friendly and professional staff, family owned and operated. I recommend this shop.” -- Scott E.

We do smogs by appointment. Please call Water Star Motors, schedule an appointment online, or visit us at 318-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. We’re open Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Let us help you keep the air we breathe clean.

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