Most smog checks take between 15 and 20 minutes. A smog test evaluates vehicle emissions to prevent excess air pollution. Smog is combination of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide and oxygen. Vehicle gas emissions are linked to global warming and pose health hazards.Continue Reading
The particulates from diesel are carcinogens that can cause respiratory, heart and life-shortening diseases.
Smog regulations are different in every state. Not every state requires a smog check for vehicles. A car that passes a smog test in one state may not pass a smog test in another state if it has more restrictive regulations. If a car fails the smog test, then the driver must get the car fixed and pass the test for it to be legal to drive again.Learn more about Technology
California's STAR smog check program is a set of stringent emissions standards that went into effect in January 2013. Vehicle owners in California are occasionally required by the state Bureau of Automotive Repairs to certify at STAR-authorized test stations as a condition of registration renewal.Full Answer >
A STAR station smog check is smog check done at a station that is closely monitored by the Bureau of Automotive Repairs. The BAR has a higher standard for vehicle smog checks than other stations.Full Answer >
As at September 2014, the California DMV website says that you need a smog certificate from a STAR station if your DMV registration renewal notice states your vehicle requires a smog check. This system replaced the Gold Shield and Test Only program in January 2013.Full Answer >
The time can be changed on a JVC car stereo by powering up the stereo, adjusting both the hours and minutes as needed, and selecting a.m. or p.m. on the display. After finding the locations of different buttons and settings, adjusting the time is a straightforward process.Full Answer >