We Do Smog Inspections in Sacramento, CA!

Air quality is really important to us here in the state of California. That’s why we have some of the most strict automotive emissions tests of any state in the union.

Auto Express in Sacramento is a state-licensed and state-accredited smog inspection station and repair shop. We’ve seen automotive technology change a lot over the years, and the engine controls that regulate emissions are more sophisticated than ever. The good thing is, with over 25 years’ experience in emissions and smog testing, we know exactly what it takes to get a vehicle in compliance with state standards.

An illuminated Check Engine light is often the first sign of emissions-related problems. You may not notice a change in fuel economy, power or drivability, but that Check Engine light might mean that a sensor in the exhaust stream is detecting readings that are outside of normal parameters and has registered a trouble code in the engine’s computer. The trick is to know how to read the trouble codes and interpret them because something is triggering that sensor to send an abnormal value to the computer. In many cases, several trouble codes might be stored, all related to the same problem, and it’s up to the technician to diagnose what caused them.

The State of California requires an emissions test every other year; vehicles newer than model year 2000 can be tested through the engine’s onboard diagnostics and computer, rather than using a tailpipe probe. In cases where a vehicle doesn’t pass the emissions test, you have 30 days to have the vehicle tested again (at the same shop where the first test was performed) without an additional testing fee.

Why Trust Auto Express For Your Smog Inspection?

Drivers have been coming to us at Auto Express Sacramento for all kinds of auto repairs for decades now…and that same confidence and trust in our abilities applies to our smog testing facility as well. If you don’t have that sticker, you can’t legally get that car on the road…so when it comes due, come to us at Auto Express Sacramento. We know what we’re doing and we’ll make sure your vehicle passes inspection so that you can get back on the road again. Click here for pricing information or give us a call at 916-442-5532.


Smog STAR Certified In Sacramento, CA