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23121 Orange Avenue Unit A
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Monday Thru Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 2:00 pm


California Smog Test and Repair

K.O. Automotive is licensed in the California Smog Check program as a Test and Repair Station. We can help to make sure your car will pass the California smog test with only the needed repairs.

Not all vehicles must get a smog check for example new vehicles sold in California will not need to be tested for the first five years.  Additionally, some vehicles only need a smog check when they are being sold or being registered in California after previously being registered in another state. Whether or not a vehicle needs a smog check depends on the type of vehicle, the model year, and the area in which the vehicle is registered.

Under California vehicle emissions control laws and regulations, you must get a smog check for your car in the following cases.

1) Your Registration Renewal Notice says "Smog Certification Required"

Most vehicles registered in California are required to pass a smog check every two years. Your annual Registration Renewal Notice lets you know when you need to get a Smog Check.

2) You are selling your vehicle

When you sell a vehicle in California, the seller is responsible for getting a Smog Certificate prior to completing the sale on these vehicles.

3) You are bringing a car into California to be registered.

When you bring a vehicle into California to be registered, you are required to get a Smog Certificate prior to registration on these vehicles.

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