We provide the official SMOG CHECK for all vehicles including trucks, SUVs and Gross Polluters using our cutting edge BAR-97 Emission Inspection System (EIS) required by the State of California. The inspection includes a visual, functional and tail-pipe emissions test. Certain vehicles emissions testing require the use of a dynamometer for Acceleration Simulation Mode (ASM), or loaded-mode test. The ASM simulates actual driving conditions and allows for more precise testing for CO, HC and NOx – the three most harmful pollutants emitted by motor vehicles.
Once the SMOG CHECK is completed we will provide you a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) which is also transmitted to the DMV for your vehicle records. If your vehicle passes, our system will automatically transmit your Smog Certificate to the DMV electronically – which saves you time.
We always make sure the vehicle is in the right condition for smog inspection, catalytic converter is hot (it should be above the 600 F), if it’s not many vehicles fail . Most of the German cars fail smog inspection due to improper testing (Mercedes , BMW, etc).
We take the time to assure the catalytic converter proper operating temperature to prevent unnecessary and costly failures.
Saving the customer time and money. Please call us (510) 237- 4444 if you have any questions.
Ernie, the proprietor of North Cal Smog, is a personable, knowledgeable, and friendly individual. He executes the task quickly, and there is little to no wait time. Furthermore, the price is extremely reasonable. If you need a smog check in the Richmond area, or even if you're from somewhere else, go see Ernie.
Very pleased with Ernie. He was very helpful and fast. I called about 5 other shops and NORTH CAL SMOG was the best price around town. Don't waste your time somewhere else they overprice smogs.
Very professional great to deal with i brought both my vehicles to him will definitely bring them back again in the future will definitely refer him to friends and family A+++
We had the privilege to design their fryer for their business. Not only are they great people to do business with but they will give you the right information so that you can get your car to pass smog. They are very knowledgeable in what they do. We highly recommend them for your smog services.
Smog done right.Completely legit. Licensed. Excellent customer service..I would not go anywhere else for a smog now that I met this guy. He also does oil changes now I think.
Best smog shop ever in the east bay
I highly recommend Ernie for smog work! He is highly qualified, fast, and inexpensive. Call for an appointment.