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Smog Check: Testing and Repairs


Smog Checks in Santa Maria

*Please bring your DMV renewal notice indicating a Smog Check is required with you and your Smog Check certificate will be electronically sent to the DMV.

Why Choose Rick's Car Care in Santa Maria for Your Smog Testing and Repair

  • Specialized smog check service station in Santa Maria
  • Smog test and repair options to minimize cost and maximize convenience
  • Smog failure diagnosis with onsite repair and smog retesting
  • State-of-the-art automotive smog repair systems and tools
  • We participate in the California State Free Smog Testing Program
  • Ask about smog repair discounts and coupons

Santa Maria's Trusted Source for Smog Testing and Repair

Ask any car or truck owner in Santa Maria who they recommend for smog testing and repair, and they will tell you Rick's Car Care.

Since 1989, the pro mechanics at Rick's Car Care have provided quick smog testing and cost-effective smog repairs when needed. Start a maintenance service plan with us that can help prevent high-cost repairs to your emission system. We are professional, honest, and friendly. For five star, cost conscious smog testing and repair services call Rick's Car Care at 805-937-6033 to schedule an appointment today or stop by our location at 211 W Betteravia Rd in Santa Maria, CA, 93455.

What Does Rick's Car Care Do During a Smog Check?

We inspect your car or truck's emissions-control equipment to measure the number of pollutants your vehicle is emitting.

First, Rick's Car Care will analyze your car or truck's OBD computer system, emissions-control system, and check engine light codes for standard warnings that your emissions system is no longer functioning properly.

Next, we will inspect your car or truck's gas cap, ignition timing, exhaust gas recirculation system, fuel, and evaporative system.

Finally, we will perform a Tailpipe Emissions Inspection which measures the type and quantity of any pollutant emitted from your vehicle's tailpipe.

Did You Pass Your Smog Test?

Great! If your vehicle passes a smog check, Rick's Car Care will provide you a vehicle inspection report showing your vehicle's results and will electronically send the smog certificate to DMV.

Smog Check Repairs
What do I do if I my car fails the smog test? At Rick's Car Care we will work with you to make the needed repairs to help your car pass the smog test and get your certificate.
Discover more about smog check repairs

Smog Testing vs. Emissions Testing
Sometimes customers refer to smog as emissions testing, but they are not the same. Each test measures different levels of hydrocarbons, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and oxides.

Discover the difference between smog testing and emissions testing

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Their professionalism and work are exceptional. I have never had luck finding a good repair shop. I've taken my Mercedes to four shops two of those shops specialized in Mercedes and could not fix my car. Ricks however did and they did such a great job I am very pleased. They called and kept me update and checked on my after. Also I never leave reviews these guys are worth a review, the drive and money thank you guys for doing such a good timely job. I will be returning for all my oil changes and any other repairs. Thank you thank you!

, 01/30/2024

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