Some answers to your Smog Check Related Questions
Do I Need A Smog Inspection When Selling My Car?
You will only need a smog check if the gas vehicle you are selling is older than 4 years old but made after 1975. If your car is a Diesel, then you will need a smog inspection if the car was made after 1997.
However, some vehicles are exempt from smog inspections. Here is a list of them:
1975 and older year-model and gas-powered.
1997 and older year-model and diesel-powered.
Diesel-powered and weighs 14,001 pounds or more GVW.
Equipped with a two-cycle engine.
Natural gas-powered and weighs 14,001 pounds or more GVW.
An off-highway vehicle.
A cement mixer.
A golf cart.
A street sweeper originally manufactured as a street sweeper and incapable of use for any other purpose. This does not include a vehicle that has been converted or retrofitted with a vacuum or sweeper.
Being transferred between family members (spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild) or by court order. A REG 256 must be completed for the exemption.
After we finish the inspection, we issue a smog certification for your car and we also submit the certification electronically to the DMV. We also provide you with a physical copy of the certificate which has a unique code that can be used to recall the smog certification record if needed.