Smog Check/Emissions

Best STAR Test & Repair Station in Cathedral City, CA

5 Types of California Smog Stations
STAR Test & Repair (CAP)
 STAR Test & Repair Stations are authorized by the Bureau of Automotive Repairs to perform regular smog inspections and test only smog checks, along with smog repairs. A STAR Test & Repair Station is the only type of smog check center which can inspect, repair and certify any and all vehicles. These stations are participants of the State’s Consumer Assistance Program and are inspected by the State of California monthly.
STAR Test & Repair Stations may also perform smog repairs on vehicles participating in the Consumer Assistance Program. CAP Stations maintain high standards of operation.
STAR Test Only Center
 Smog "Test Only" centers are authorized by the State of California to perform both Regular and Test-Only smog inspections. They are not allowed to perform any smog repairs. A Test-Only center’s main obligation is to perform a non-bias and accurate smog inspection. They are certified to inspect all DMV required vehicles.
Test & Repair Station 
“Test and Repair” Stations are authorized by the State of California to perform “regular” smog inspections, as well as diagnose and repair vehicles which have failed the smog check. Test & Repair Smog Stations can not certify vehicles requiring STAR smog checks.
Repair Only Station
 “Repair Only” stations are authorized by the State of California to only diagnose and repair vehicles which have failed the smog check. "Repair Only" smog stations can not inspect or certify any vehicle.
Test Only Center 
 Smog "Test Only" centers are authorized by the State of California to perform all “regular” smog inspections. They are not allowed to perform any smog repairs. The Test Only center’s main obligation is to perform a non-bias and accurate smog inspection. Test Only smog stations can not certify vehicles requiring STAR smog checks