Smog Check Services Encinitas

STAR Certified Smog Checks • ASE Certified Technicians • AAA Approved

About Brad’s Foreign and Domestic Smog Check Services

Brad’s Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair has been performing Smog Check’s in the Encinitas community since 1984. We’re proud to be a California STAR Certified Test Station, maintaining the high standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair to protect our California air quality. All vehicles are serviced, both foreign and domestic.

What to Expect from your Smog Check in Encinitas

We’re family-owned and operated, completing each smog inspection with a dedication to detail and quality. We offer competitive pricing, a friendly office staff, and knowledgeable ASE certified technicians. Visit Brad’s for your next Smog Check – hang out in our waiting room or visit the neighboring stores, maybe grab a bite to eat – we’re conveniently located off Encinitas Blvd. We look forward to seeing you!

Smog Check Requirements Encinitas

Under California state law in counties including San Diego, your qualifying vehicle must undergo a smog check every 2 years. It should indicate whether it is time for your smog inspection on your registration renewal reminder.

Smog Check Exemptions

All vehicles must fulfill smog inspection requirements as outlined above other than the following:

  • Gas-powered vehicles that are the model year 1975 and older
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Natural-gas vehicles that weigh over 14,000 lbs
  • Diesel-powered vehicles that:
    • Are 1997 and older or
    • Weigh over 14,000 lbs

Your Smog Certification is valid for 90 days after the inspection, during which time you must register or renew your registration.

Smog Abatement Fee

If your vehicle is newer than 6 years, you are not required to get a smog inspection every 2 years. An annual smog abatement fee of $20 a year for the first 6 years of registration must be paid instead. After the first 6 years, you will be required to fulfill the smog inspection requirements as outlined above.

Mention this website to get a $10 discount on your smog check!

That’s right – just show us this coupon on your phone, and you will receive $10.00 off your next smog inspection at Brad’s.
**excludes some European models, vans, and all diesel vehicles


Make Your Smog Check Appointment Today!

Call us today at 760.753.6217 or fill out the form below. We will call you to confirm!


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