With the establishment of the smog & emissions test, the EPA created a standard that all motorists must uphold in order to legally drive their vehicle on the road. This test ensures that the emissions your vehicle is producing are within the legal limit, which is set by the EPA and the state. If it’s over that limit, your vehicle won’t be safe for the environment or legal for the road. You’ll need repairs to fix the issue. Fortunately, Big Apple Automotive can help with both of those issues.
Our ASE Master Certified technicians utilize the latest, state-approved diagnostic equipment to properly test the emissions of your vehicle. If you pass, we’ll electronically submit your results to the DMV at your request. If you fail, we can provide your vehicle with the repairs it needs so that it can pass during its next test. We help you get the services you need, so you can legally navigate the streets of Apple Valley, California.
There isn’t a specific symptom that will inform you when you an emissions test is required. Instead, it will depend on when your vehicle requires a registration renewal, and that depends on what state you live in. In California, motorists are required to renew their registration — and take the smog & emissions test — every two years. If you do not take this test, your vehicle will not be legal for the road and you may get in trouble with state law enforcement for continuing to drive without it. If your vehicle requires its next smog & emissions test, please schedule a visit with us and make sure to have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and form of payment available prior to testing.
For more information, please refer to the Californias’ Smog Check Renewal page.
Having your vehicle go through a regular smog & emissions test not only keeps our environment clean, but it also allows you to legally drive your vehicle. Get one step closer to having your vehicle registered by visiting Big Apple Automotive in Apple Valley, California. Our ASE Master Certified technicians will quickly perform the test and let you know where you’ve passed or failed so you can take the appropriate steps to get registered. Have questions about the testing procedure or want to schedule a visit? Call our facility at 760-247-7255, we’re ready to assist you! If you’re in the area, feel free to speak with our service advisors in person! We’re located on 21775 CA-18, right across from the Bank of America Financial Center. We look forward to serving you!