Silicon Valley Auto Repair

Quality Tune-Up Car CareSmog Inspection

In California, all registered vehicle owners are required to have a smog check performed on their vehicle every other year in order to renew and uphold valid registration. At Quality Tune-Up Car Care, we are the trusted choice for smog checks in the South Bay. Our ASE certified technicians are trained experts and we are a STAR certified smog center. We don’t require an appointment at our shop - just stop by for speedy service!

When your vehicle is due for a smog check, bring your vehicle into one of our convenient locations in Fremont, Milpitas, or San Jose. We can perform the smog test on your vehicle. In most cases, cars will pass the smog test. However, in some cases, a car may fail. Our shop is also authorized by the State of California to make repairs to help your vehicle eventually pass the smog test.

Smog tests determine the amounts and types of pollutants coming out of your vehicle’s tailpipe. The test involves connecting a hose to the vehicle tailpipe and then analyzing the exhaust fumes by a computer. These results are then compared against limits set by the State Air Resources Board to ensure that they meet requirements. If they don’t, then your car will not pass the test.

There are a variety of reasons a vehicle may not pass inspection. It takes a trained expert to determine the cause of a failed test. Some reasons include worn out parts, not having fresh oil and filters, malfunctioning injectors, or a faulty oxygen sensor. The best way to ensure your vehicle always passes a smog test is with proper maintenance and service every year.

California smog checks are currently required for all vehicles except for:

  • Diesel powered vehicles 1997 and older
  • Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 lbs
  • Electric, natural gas-powered cars over 14,000 lbs
  • Motorcycles or trailers
  • Gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older

Quality Tune-Up Car Care is the top choice for auto repair and maintenance in Silicon Valley since 1976, with multiple convenient locations in Fremont, Milpitas, and San Jose. Our mechanics are ASE certified and we have over 6 decades of experience in the industry. Our repairs come with a 12 month or 12,000-mile warranty. Our goal is to continue to provide great quality repairs and service with continuous education and acquiring the latest tools and technology throughout the years.

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