DRIVE AutoCare (Hwy 101 Solana Beach)
(858) 755-5015
DRIVE AutoCare (N. Cedros Solana Beach)
(858) 793-0560

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Smog Depot Solana Beach

Smog Depot Solana Beach

Smog Depot Solana Beach

Smog Depot Solana Beach, powered by DRIVE AutoCare, is a Star Certified Test & Repair Inspection Station licensed by the State of California.

In California, vehicles must undergo a biennial smog inspection in order to renew your registration. New residents of California will be required to have an initial inspection to register, even if you have a current certificate from your previous state. Smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel powered vehicles 1997 and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 lbs; electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs; or motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older.

Vehicles are required to submit evidence of a smog certification every other renewal period. The registration renewal notice mailed to you by the department will indicate if a smog certification is required. If a smog certification is required and you have not had a smog inspection, you should pay your registration fees on time to avoid any late fees. However, you will not receive your new registration or year sticker until the smog information has been received by DMV.

Depending on your situation (and what your registration renewal reminder indicates), you'll bring your vehicle to one of the following California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) stations:

  • STAR: Meet BAR-established performance standards. Some perform only tests; others perform both tests and repairs.
  • Test-Only: Only test vehicles; they don't make repairs.
  • Test-&-Repair: Can both test and repair vehicles.
  • Repair-Only: Only repair vehicles; they don't perform tests.
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