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  When you receive the registration renewal from the DMV, it might state the SMOG Certification is required at a “Test Only” Center. Don’t be alarmed, there is no need to panic. The Smog Test is performed the same way as if it was at a Smog Test and Repair Station. A Smog “Test Only” center, as the name suggests, can only test vehicles and is not allowed to perform automotive repairs or adjustments to help the vehicle pass. A Test Only Smog Center’s main obligation is to insure a non-bias and accurate smog inspection

 

 

NOTE: the yellow circled text, this is how the DMV Will be Directing you to a Test Only Center, Instead of any test and repair Shop.  If your renewal letter states this than you must take your vehicle to a "Test Only" Center to receive a Smog Certificate. 
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  The State of California uses the following three strategies to determine whether a vehicle is Test Only designated or not:

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Off Site Links

California DMV
DMV Online Registration
Smog Check Info Ca. State.

Bureau of Automotive Repair
Smog Consumer Assistance

Dept Of Consumer Affairs

Leadfinders
Internet Look-up (whois)
AT&T Lookup Directories
Kelly Blue Book
Mrs. B's Auto Wholesale
The Rear End Shop

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  • Gross polluters (vehicles which have failed a previous smog inspection with very high emission readings-specifically 2.5 times the maximum allowed)
  • High Emitter Profile vehicles. These are specific vehicle makes/models designated by the Bureau of Automotive Repair as having high chances of failing the smog inspection.
  • A random sample of the vehicles on the road.

Test Only Centers can test ALL vehicles requiring a smog check. It does NOT have to be directed to a “Test Only” center for us to test it. If repairs are needed, we provide an application to the “Consumer Assistance Program” and a station list that can perform the needed repairs to pass the smog test. Our goal at Cal State Smogs is to make sure you understand what to do next.

For more detailed information you can visit the BAR website. Follow this link, but don’t forget to come back and print out your coupon. COUPON –link to coupon
 

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Pleasanton • Tracy

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For More Info, Visit the below "State of California" sites

Consumer Assistance Program link-http://www.smogcheck.ca.gov/stdPage.asp?Body=/geninfo/factsheets/Consumer_Assistance_Program_FAQs-Aug_2006.htm

Information on “Test Only” link- http://www.smogcheck.ca.gov/StdPage.asp?Body=/geninfo/factsheets/Test_Only_Directed_Vehicles-aug_2003.htm

 

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