Sacramento Smog Checks
A smog inspection is required by the state of California when you register or renew a vehicle. Like an emissions test, a smog inspection will test the amount of smog your vehicle produces. While older vehicles predictably produce more smog and other pollutants, newer cars may not require an inspection.
Failing A Smog Inspection
Should your car fail a standard smog inspection, we’ll help you figure out what needs to be repaired to successfully pass the test.
Check with a local Sacramento DMV to know if your vehicle requires a smog check. You may not be required to perform a smog check depending on your vehicle’s age and fuel type.
SmogMart is the preferred smog
inspection shop in Sacramento.
Frequently Asked Questions About Smog Inspections
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Does premium gas help pass emissions test?
The biggest mistake people make is buying more expensive fuel. People often have the misconception that how to pass a smog test is to use premium 91 octane fuel. It seems to make sense, right? More expensive fuel is probably purer, which means it probably burns cleaner and gives off fewer emissions right? Wrong. 91 Octane fuel contains higher amounts of combustible chemicals, which means it’s formulated to burn longer, in higher performance engines. If you put it in an engine that’s not meant for high performance, the fuel won’t completely burn up inside the chamber, meaning that every time a piston fires, a little bit of unburnt fuel will be pushed out of the exhaust, causing much MORE emissions to come out of the engine.