Except for an $8.25 State Certificate fee, STAR Test Only centers and STAR Test & Repair stations will have different prices, typically between $29.95 and $59.95 plus state fee.
Find a STAR station by using our smog station and coupon search tool.
How much does it cost to get a car to pass smog?
If the vehicle doesn’t pass the emissions test, repairs can cost $100-$3,500 or more, depending on what is needed.
How do I know if my car will pass smog?
Here’s How to Pass the California Smog Check
- Check the “Check Engine” light. If your “Check Engine” light is on, that’s an automatic smog test failure.
- 2. Make sure the battery hasn’t been recently disconnected.
- Get an oil change.
- Get a tune-up—but not right before the test.
- Fill up the coolant and gas tanks.
- Drive fast two weeks before the test.
- Get a pre-inspection.
20 Feb 2017
Do I need to smog my car before selling it in California?
Your first step as the seller is to have the car inspected, as it is required to sell the car with a valid California Smog Certificate,which is good for 90 days from the date on the document.
What’s the difference between Star smog and regular smog?
What is the Difference Between Star Smog Stations and Smog Stations? On receiving a DMV notice for renewal, you note it requires smog certification. All that’s required are a chosen vehicle to undergo inspection on the Star certified smog stations which are carefully monitored by BAR.
What is the difference between smog check and star smog check?
A regular SMOG station is a less strenuous test, and there are many more SMOG check stations across the state. A “test only” station means just that – it can only perform the tests, and not conduct any repairs.
Photo in the article by “JPL – NASA”