Completing Smog Test During Pandemic
The State of California considers smog-check locations as “essential businesses.” Still, officials say you may want to call the “smog check station near me” before you go to learn about new safety protocols that may be in effect. After all, we are all in this COVID-19 fight together, and care needs to be taken by every person to limit the spread of the virus.
Some of you may be concerned about the process of having a smog check. Perhaps you don’t want to get out in the community because you are worried about catching the virus. Maybe you are concerned about the smog check price because you have lost your job as a result of the pandemic.
While your concern is understandable, you need to know that the State of California is not waving the smog check requirements during the COVID-19 epidemic.
With that being said, we thought it would be important to share with you the news we have heard from the state.
You may be wondering what to do if your vehicle registration is set to expire within the next few weeks. While the California Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed for a time, you may be able to take care of your basic renewal from the safety and comfort of your home. Visit California’s “virtual DMV” to take care of your basic transactions.
If you choose to wait to have your smog test complete until after the coronavirus subsides, that is your decision. You won’t have to pay any late fees for not having the testing completed on time (if you pay your registration fees online). However, you will not receive your new registration sticker until the smog test is complete. This means that the sticker on your license plate will still be expired.
According to a news report, officials from the DMV are asking police officers to avoid giving tickets for expired registration until life returns to normal. Of course, the DMV does not have this official authority so that the request could be granted or ignored.
Just in case, you may want to pay for your car registration online, and then keep a proof of payment with your car. Explaining the situation to an understanding officer may prevent you from getting a ticket.
If you choose to get your testing done, and are looking for a smog check in San Jose, we humbly ask that you visit Green Star Smog Check. Green Star is a STAR certified, test-only location, and we can quickly complete your smog so that the police can’t use an expired registration as a reason to stop you.
Green Star Smog Check is located at 88 Keyes Street in San Jose. Look for a smog check coupon on our website or check out our current special.
Green Star Smog Check will smog sedans, SUVs, vans, pick-ups, RVs, and heavy-duty trucks. Do you drive a diesel? Bring it in, and we can smog check it.
We know this is a stressful time. Let Green Star Smog Check make your smog check renewal service as painless as possible.