Smog Check

California DMV requires vehicles to pass a smog inspection every two years. Hollywood Auto Center is a certified Smog Test & Repair station that has been providing professional, accurate and speedy inspections, since 2007.

We are a California certified Smog Test and Repair Station in North Hollywood California. As a Smog Test and Repair station we are licensed to smog your vehicle and also perform necessary repairs. We have been servicing the North Hollywood area for over 9 years offering professional, accurate, and quick smog check solutions.

When do I need a Smog Check?

Most vehicles in California are required to pass a smog check every two (2) years in order to complete a registration renewal. Your DMV Registration Renewal Notice will indicate if your vehicle needs a smog check. You may take your vehicle to any smog check station. However, some vehicles will need to be taken to a STAR station only. Your renewal notice will indicate this if necessary.

What do I need to bring?

For the purpose of renewing your vehicle registration, you will only need to bring your vehicle, the DMV renewal notice and some form of accepted payment.

What happens during a Smog Check?

During a smog check, our licensed technician will connect your vehicle to equipment which also connects to the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). Once the testing is completed, the results are then electronically transmitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). We will provide you with a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) which you should keep for your records.

What to do next?

If your vehicle passes the smog test, you may continue your registration with the DMV.

FAILED a Smog Check?

If you choose to have your vehicle diagnosed and repaired you are welcome to bring it in to us as we are a licensed Smog Check Repair Station.

After repairs are completed, you may have your vehicle re-tested at our Smog Station. If your vehicle requires an inspection at a STAR station, you must have your vehicle re-tested at a STAR station.

Up to $500 in emission-related repairs is available to consumers whose vehicles fail a biennial (every other year) Smog Check if they meet income eligibility requirements.

For more information go to Consumer Assistance Program

If you feel your vehicle is not worth repairing, you can retire it from operation for up to $1,500 at a State-approved dismantler. Consumer Assistance Program