Smog Testing

Smog Testing in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Pacific Heights Chevron is a BAR certified STAR Test & Repair (CAP) station. This means we are authorized by BAR (California Bureau of Automotive Repairs) to perform regular smog inspections, test-only smog checks, and smog check repairs.

STAR stations are monitored more closely by BAR and have to conform to a higher level of standards.

If you received a notification on your vehicle registration renewal notice that says “SMOG Certification Required at a STAR station”, we can perform this certification.

STAR station required notice

Why Was My Vehicle Selected For a STAR Smog Check?

There are 3 criteria that the State of California uses when determining if a vehicle’s smog certification needs to happen at a STAR station.

  1. The vehicle is known as a gross polluter. It has failed a smog inspection in the past for having a high emissions rating.
  2. The vehicle has a high emitter profile. Certain vehicles are known to have higher than normal emissions output that is beyond the acceptable levels. These vehicles are often selected to be tested at a STAR station.
  3. Random selection. Vehicles that are registered in California are randomly selected for testing at a STAR station.

Schedule A SMOG Certification At Pacific Heights Chevron

To schedule a smog test for your vehicle, call us at 415-567-1137 or use our online appointment request form.

Schedule An Appointment At Pacific Heights Chevron

To schedule repair or service for your vehicle, call us at 415-567-1137 or use our online appointment request form.