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Green Star Performed Different Smog Tests 

We get a lot of questions about the different types of smog tests that we perform at Green Star Smog Check. That’s why we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the different types of smog tests that are available at our facility. Here are some of the checks that you can receive at your favorite smog check in San Jose, California.

STAR Station Smog Check

Green Star Smog Check has been designated a STAR station by the California Bureau of Automotive Repairs. This means that we have met the higher standards that the state requires for a smog check station. As you search Google for a  “smog check near me,” make sure you choose a STAR smog check facility. 

Smog Check Only

Green Star Smog Check is a test-only facility. Many of our customers feel more comfortable having a check done at a test-only facility because they know that we won’t financially benefit by failing your vehicle. Since we only do the testing, we won’t charge you for the sometimes costly repairs that may be required to have your vehicle pass. 

Again, we have nothing to gain from failing your vehicle. In fact, we offer a 30-day retest for 2000 and newer cars. 

Smog Check Gross Polluter 

Green Star Smog Check will also test your vehicle that has been designated as a “gross polluters.” Our state defines gross polluters as vehicles that, when tested, exceed at least one of the gross polluter standards. This means that the car tested at twice the maximum emissions limits.

Vehicles also receive the gross polluter designation if they fall under the High Emitter Profile database. These vehicles have a higher probability of failing an inspection. 

If you own a gross polluter, you must have your initial inspection at a STAR check only station. 

Smog Check – Out of State

If you purchase a new vehicle outside of Calfornia, you need to have a smog test completed to have it registered in our state. This is because not all new cars are made to pass Calfornia’s stringent emission standards. There are some exemptions to this rule, especially for active members of the military.  For more information, check the state’s DMV website. And more!

Green Star Smog Check will perform other tests as well, such as the Change of Ownership Smog Checks, Truck and RV Smog Tests, and regular smog checks on sedans, all types of diesel vehicles, SUVs, minivans, pick-ups, RVs, and heavy-duty trucks. If you can drive it, we can test it.  

Why you should choose Green Star Smog Check

Check out Green Star Smog Check’s customer reviews. They depict a friendly staff and clean and comfortable waiting rooms. They also offer free WIFI and coffee. Don’t forget to print out the  Green Star smog check coupons off the website before you arrive.

No need to make an appointment —  just drop by Green Star Smog Check. We are open seven days a week. Find us at 88 Keyes Street in San Jose.