Your smog certificate (or smog certification) is good for 90 days from the date of issuance.
If you’re selling your vehicle, and a biennial smog certificate was submitted to DMV within 90 days prior, you do not need to obtain another smog check.
Your original smog test certificate will suffice.
How often is a smog check required in California?
Most vehicles in California are required to pass a Smog Check every two years for registration renewal. Your DMV Registration Renewal Notice will indicate if your vehicle needs a Smog Check. You may take your vehicle to any Smog Check station, unless it requires a Smog Check at a STAR station.
Do you have to smog a car when you sell 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. The Bureau of Automotive Repair can be a helpful place to visit should the car you need to sell fail the smog inspection.
How do I know if my car needs a smog check?
Answer: Visit the website below to look up your vehicle’s smog check history. The system will give you the smog check history of any vehicle when you enter the vehicle’s license plate number or VIN number.
What year car is exempt from smog in California?
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 older.
What cars need smog in California?
However, you may want to know just when a smog check is required. In California, all vehicles are required to have a smog car registration inspection, except the following: diesel powered, electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs., hybrids, motorcycles, trailers, or vehicles older than 1975.
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