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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 
1) What is a STAR station?
 
STAR stations are Smog Check stations that meet higher performance standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
The new STAR Program began January 1, 2013, and replaced the Gold Shield and Test Only programs. If your vehicle registration states your vehicle requires a smog check at a Star Station, you must take your vehicle to a STAR station to be certified. For more information on the STAR program visit

www.smogcheck.ca.gov.
2) My DMV renewal notice does not specify that I need to have a smog test at a Star Station, can I still get my vehicle tested at a Star Station anyway?
3) A family member gave me a car. Is a smog inspection required?
4) I just had my vehicle smog tested last year, why do I need another test this year?
5) I have a Diesel powered vehicle where can I have my vehicle tested at?
6) I have installed aftermarket performance parts on my vehicle, will it pass smog?
7) I am purchasing a used car from a private party, whose responsibility is it to make sure the vehicle passes the smog test?