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2 Locations (323)957-2667
5600 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90028
(Corner of Franklin & Garfield)
2000 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027
  (Corner of Hillhurst & Finley)

All Hybrid Vehicles in California will require smog check inspections beginning April, 2015.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin mailing registration renewal notices requiring a Smog Check to hybrid vehicle owners in April 2015 for registrations due in July 2015. Change of ownership smog check inspections and inspections for all out-of-state hybrid vehicles registering in California for the first time will require a Smog Check starting April 2015.  Hollywood Star Smog Check is your Official Hybrid Smog Check Station.



Hybrid Vehicle Smog Check Procedure :


BAR-OIS OBD Inspection                       • Visual Inspection

The Smog Check procedure for a hybrid vehicle is similar to that of a 2000 and newer gasoline powered vehicle. This test includes both a visual inspection of the emission control components and a scan of the vehicle's On Board Diagnosis (OBD) system. However, the smog check inspection procedure for hybrids does not include a visible smoke test or a tailpipe test.  Hollywood Star Smog Check Station is certified by the State of California and is equipped with the latest OBD Smog Check Inspection System (BAR-OIS) to ensure fast, reliable, and efficient smog check inspections.

The new Smog Check procedure is consistent with other hybrid inspection practices implemented in other states across the country.

For more information on inspection procedures, refer to the State of California 2017 Smog Check Manual.


Hybrid Vehicles and Smog Check

Hybrid Vehicles are designed to meet strict emission standards and to provide improved fuel economy over conventional vehicles. However, hybrid emission control systems experience the same causes of long-term deterioration affecting other vehicles. Emission control system malfunctions on hybrids can cause emissions to sharply increase. By ensuring that hybrid emission related problems are identified and then properly repaired, emission levels will remain low over the life of the vehicle.

Since their introduction to the California market in 2000, hybrid vehicles could not be properly tested on the BAR-97 equipment that was introduced in 1997. This equipment could not test the emissions of hybrids as the vehicles would switch into electric mode during an inspection. The new Bureau of Automotive Repair On-Board Diagnostic Inspection System (BAR-OIS), which is based on a visual inspection of emission control components and a scan of the vehicle's On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) system, has resolved this testing issue. Please visit our California BAR-OIS Information Page for more details about this new type of Smog Check Inspection.  Hollywood Star Smog Check Station is equipped with the latest OBD Smog Check Inspection System (BAR-OIS) and is certified by the State of California.

Contact us in Los Angeles, California, to request information about Hybrid smog check inspections.


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