In order for your vehicle to be road legal, it must go through a smog & emissions test. This inspection not only ensures your vehicle can legally navigate Apple Valley, California, it also ensures the emissions it’s releasing are not harmful to the atmosphere. California residents must have their vehicle inspected at an approved STAR Test & Inspection Station, and that’s where Big Apple Automotive can help. Our ASE Master Certified technicians quickly perform the test and provide you with actionable results so know what to do next. We provide you with the information you need so you can make the best decision for your vehicle.
Passing the smog & emissions test is crucial to getting your vehicle registration. Without it, your vehicle cannot be legally on the road. It’s important that you pass it, and that can be difficult if your vehicle is not prepared. Unsure of how to prepare? Here are two ways you can set your vehicle up for success prior to the emissions test!
Prior to having your vehicle go through the smog & emissions test, make sure that you have it serviced. This is especially important if you feel the vehicle is performing improperly. Our diagnostic equipment will quickly determine what’s wrong with your vehicle, which will lead to you failing the test. By having it serviced prior to testing, you are setting yourself up for success.
One of the quickest ways to fail the smog & emissions test is to have the check engine light on during inspection, so it’s important to have this fixed properly. Although it’s tempting to manually shut off the check engine light, our team utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to determine its cause. They’ll quickly discover the light was improperly shut off, which will lead to a failed test.
Every two years, California residents are required to take the smog & emissions test. Not only does this test ensure your vehicle is releasing environmentally safe emissions, but it also determines whether your vehicle is legal for the road. If your vehicle is in need of its next emissions test, schedule it with Big Apple Automotive in Apple Valley, California. Our STAR approved inspection station will quickly perform the test and provide you with the next steps to ensure your vehicle is registered, regardless if you pass or fail. Give us a call at 760-247-6882 to schedule your safety inspection & emissions test today! In the area and want to stop by? Visit our shop at 21139 Bear Valley Road, down the road from Apple Valley Square. We can’t wait to work with you!