Category: Smog Check

Your Car’s Exhaust & Emissions

April 2nd, 2021 by

Don’t Be EXHAUSTed By Smog Checks — Spiteri’s Auto Service It’s time for a smog check, and if your car doesn’t pass, you can’t register it or keep it on the road in California. While that may feel burdensome and EXHAUSTing, understanding how your vehicle’s exhaust operates, why it’s essential, and how it relates to

Emissions Testing: How to Prepare

August 18th, 2020 by

What You Need to Know Before Your Smog Check Is it almost time to get your car’s emissions testing and smog check? Spiteri’s Auto Service in Belmont, California is ready to help you prepare. Here is everything you need to know to be ready for the test so you can drive your car legally and

Why Do We Have Smog Checks?

February 5th, 2020 by

Do new Vehicles Need them? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires smog checks, or emissions tests, to protect the environment and public health from the dangerous effects of car pollution in the air. California has some of the highest smog check standards in the country. The State of Washington requires non-exempt gas vehicles to pass

Inspect, Check and Repair Your Smog

December 26th, 2018 by

In California, it is mandatory for all vehicles to go through a biennial smog inspection before renewing your registration. Spiteri’s Auto Service will walk you through the expectations for smog checks ranging from eligible vehicles to the inspection process and everything in-between! Expectations Ineligible Vehicles All vehicles are expected to get a smog check with

8 Tips for Smog Test Success

December 21st, 2017 by

Smog levels in California used to be incredibly dangerous in the 60’s because there were increasing numbers of vehicles driving on the roads, and no laws in place to control the amount of emissions being let out of them. Since the Clean Air act of 1970 and the development of the California Smog Check Program,