The CA DMV may request that you take your vehicle to a STAR station (Speedy Smog is a Certified Star Station). These stations meet higher testing standards than regular smog check centers. Some STAR stations only offer testing, while others offer testing and repair. If required, it will be noted on your vehicle registration renewal notice.
State law mandates that a specified percentage of cars be tested at STAR stations. Reasons for being selected vary:
- Your vehicle was selected at random.
- Your vehicle was identified as a possible emitter of an inordinate amount of emission pollutants.