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.
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.
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.
Emissions and Smog Testing
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The Best Auto Repair Shop in Riverside and Moreno Valley for over 20 years. The are Knowledgeable about all our cars. I highly recommend them for Smog's and all repairs. Awesome Shop, give them a call!
My family never trusted anybody but my father to work on all of our vehicles, when he passed away three years ago we were all desperate to find someone that we could trust to work on our vehicles. When we found Scotty's and saw the way that he and his wife ran the business we knew the entire family would stick with Scotty's because of their sincere honesty, their affordability and their family oriented way of running the business. I highly recommend Scotty's!
Scotty's Auto Repair is amazing! I wouldn't take my care anywhere else. The owners and staff are all incredible people!
Scott and his team are among the best mechanics in the area...and even more important, they have integrity! They stand behind their work and will do whatever is necessary to make it right! I have absolute confidence in the work they do!
I brought my 2007 4Runner in for a smog check. As always I was provided excellent service. Scott had me out in less than 45 minutes and that included a courtesy check of the entire vehicle. Always a great experience at Scotty's.
Scotty's has time and again demonstrated incomparable service. Our latest experience involved a last minute smog test for a private vehicle sale. With one phone call, Caren was able to brief me on all of the requirements and immediately get me in to have the car smog tested. Scotty's literally saved the day. Thank you for being such a great business to deal with. It's truly a pleasure!
An online search yielded multiple glowing reviews for Scotty's Auto Repair, and we are happy to report that our experience was a positive and anxiety-relieving process. Samantha (aka "Sam") was patient and informative during our phone discussions regarding our options. Manager Kelly gave us sage advice regarding the engine replacement and delivered a smoothly running vehicle--at a fair price--on the day promised.
As usual, Scotty's delivered! Quick and complete. Total came in slightly under what was originally quoted. It is very hard to find an honest mechanic, but Scotty's fits the bill.
Great customer service...car needed some work done to pass smog, Scotty's fixed the problem...car passed. Thank you!
This is an honest, family owned and operated business. We have been going here for years, and we trust Scotty's completely!
I discovered "Scotty's" several years ago and have been a loyal customer since. Scott is the ONLY mechanic I allow to work on my vehicles because he's professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and respects fine automobiles. In fact, he treats my Lexus better than the Riverside Lexus dealer! The front-desk gal, Caren, knows more about vehicles than a lot of mechanics and I absolutely trust her to give me honest and accurate advice. Do yourself and your vehicle a favor and hook up with Scotty, Caren, and Sam for service, value, and courtesy.
Brought my civic in for an electrical issue. Turned out to be very minor. They completely reasonable in fee. They had it done quick, and I was on my way. Also, they are super nice.
My service van was overheating and I had product that needed to be delivered. This place was the closest in Maps, so I stopped here. The staff here is so friendly, and the mechanics fixed my issue and got me back on the road in no time. Highly recommended!
Scotty's Auto Repair was truly a find. They worked to determine the problem with my vehicle and then worked to find the best parts to fix it. We did not end up having the repairs done since we opted for a new vehicle. Scotty's will be my go to place for any repairs that I may need in the future. Sam and Raven will work with you to get you the best work and price for that work.
Scotty's is great! Very Honest and every time I take my Saturn Vue there I know I won't get ripped off. I won't go anywhere else for auto repair. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed!