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.

Licensed & Certified

Smog Test and Repair Station

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 a decade 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.

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

Dealer Discounts

We partner with used car dealers, taking care of all the smog requests with monthly billing and complimentary pick-up / drop-off services.

Smog Test
Didn’t Pass?

If you choose to have your vehicle diagnosed and repaired you are welcome to bring it in to our licensed repair shop.  After the repairs are completed, you may have your vehicle re-tested at our Smog Station.

Eligible consumers may receive up to $1,200 in emissions-related repairs at a STAR test-and-repair station if their vehicle fails its biennial Smog Check inspection.

For more information go to Consumer Assistance Program

Eligible consumers may receive either $1,500 or $1,000 to retire their operational vehicle at a BAR-contracted dismantler site.

For more information go to Consumer Assistance Program

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Automotive Services

Why Choose Us?

Qualified & Professional

Auto Repair Center


Our foundation is based on honesty, professionalism, and customer satisfaction. Honesty is Our #1 Policy!


At Hollywood Auto Center you get dealer quality & experience at the fraction of the cost.


We have been in the automotive industry for over 25 years so you can be at ease when your vehicle is being repaired.

Hollywood Auto Center
LA’s Preferred Auto Repair Shop

*Warranty is for parts/labor for 1 Year or 12K Miles. Towing service to Hollywood Auto Center and by appointment only

Pick-up/drop off services

Quick turnaround times


Towing service*


30-point inspection

Friendly atmosphere

Complimentary Wi-Fi & TV

Fresh coffee

Pet friendly

Designated smoking area

Beverage & snack machine

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