Some states require regular safety inspections and/or emissions inspections on cars and trucks. At Scotty's Auto Repair, we are well-equipped and trained to perform these inspections. Our technicians can also perform multi-point inspections on your vehicles as needed.
Star Certified Smog Check Station
IMPORTANT TIPS TO HELP YOU PASS YOUR SMOG TEST
1. Regular Maintenance - The most important thing you can do to help your vehicle pass smog and save fuel is to perform regular maintenance. This includes tune-ups, air cleaners, pcv valves,oil changes, fuel filters, oxygen sensors, etc. Check your vehicle owner's manual for proper maintenance intervals.
2. Warm up your car - Drive your vehicle for at least 5 minutes prior to arriving at the smog station. This will help ensure your vehicle is running at its proper operating temperature.
3. Change Dirty Oil - If your oil change is past due, go ahead and do it before the smog check. The PCV (positive crank case ventilation) system of your vehicle is designed to allow your engine to breath fumes located in oil compartments. Dirty oil may raise your vehicle's emissions.
4. Inflate Low Tires to Proper Pressure - During most smog inspections, we will need to drive your vehicle on a dynamometer as a part of the smog test. Properly inflated tires may improve the overall emissions by reducing engine load. We always check for tires that appear to have low pressure. Properly inflated tires also will save you alot of money in fuel costs. Check your tires often.
These are some of the inspection services we offer.
Emissions and Smog Testing
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CA State Certified Emissions Repair Facility
A state certified emissions repair facility is a privately owned motor vehicle repair facility, licensed to repair emission-related failures. The repair facility must employ a CERT (Certified Emissions Repair Technician) who has passed a state-required training program. Scotty's Auto Repair is a CA state certified emissions repair facility. Contact us at 951-697-7708 or visit us today for emission-related repairs and services.
CA State Certified Emissions Test Facility
Did you know that the Motor Vehicle Commission requires you to take your motor vehicle for an emissions inspection every year? This kind of testing is administered through a network of privately owned (but certified) auto repair shops. The auto repair shops carry their official Test Center number. Scotty's Auto Repair is a CA state certified emissions test facility. At our auto repair shop, we can perform emissions testing on all eligible vehicles regardless of fuel type or model year. Visit our shop or call us at 951-697-7708 to make an appointment.
CA State Inspection Station
CA state inspection stations are privately owned, but government certified, inspection stations throughout CA. Scotty's Auto Repair is a CA state inspection station. For your state inspection needs visit or call our auto shop at 951-697-7708.