Smog certifications are good for 90 days from the date of issuance.
The inspection is not required on a transfer if a biennial smog certification was submitted to DMV within 90 days prior to the vehicle transfer date (a vehicle inspection report may be required for proof of certification).
How much should a smog check cost in California?
Smog stations are privately owned businesses. The normal price range of the average smog test is between $29.95 and $69.95 depending on the county you live in, the type of vehicle you own car, truck, van, SUV, or motorhome, and the type of smog inspection your vehicle requires.
Do you need to smog a car before selling it in California?
Selling Your Vehicle Without a Smog Test in California. As the vehicle seller, you are legally required to provide the buyer with a valid smog certificate at the time of sale. The buyer should also be informed that the provided smog certification is only valid for 90 days after the date it is issued.
Why do I have to get a smog check every year?
Answer: More than likely this is happening because you bought the vehicle within the last 3 years. The DMV does not reset a vehicle’s biennial smog check requirement year when a vehicle is bought or sold. The odd or even number year in which its smog check inspection is due does not change.
What year cars are exempt from smog in California?
8 Years & Newer Exempt – Currently, smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel powered vehicles 1997 year model and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs, electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs, motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and
Can you sell a car in California that won’t pass smog?
If your car can’t pass a smog test and you can’t fix it, then you cannot register it in California. Depending on your situation, you may be able to sell your car to your local air quality management district.
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