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Mercedes-Benz Smog Check Near Irvine

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Your Mercedes-Benz vehicle requires routine maintenance to run smoothly and efficiently in Costa Mesa. But regular maintenance isn’t only for your personal benefit — it keeps your engine and other critical components in good working order, which also benefits the environment by keeping your emissions cleaner.

In the state of California, vehicle emissions are considered a major environmental concern, so drivers are required to get a smog check every other year. What happens if you get a smog check near Huntington Beach and your vehicle fails the test? The service center at Fletcher Jones Motorcars can help. Read below for more information on smog checks for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

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What is a Smog Check?

If you recently moved to Laguna Beach from a state that didn’t require smog checks, or if you’re a first-time vehicle owner, you might be wondering what “smog check” means. You will commonly see smog checks, smog tests, and emissions tests used interchangeably, but they all mean the same thing. A smog check is a test that measures the level of pollution your vehicle’s tailpipe puts out. There is a legal limit your vehicle must meet. If your vehicle fails a smog check near Orange County, you will need to bring it to a service center for repair, then get the smog test again.

California Smog Check Regulations

If you’re driving a newer vehicle in Irvine, you might not have to worry about the biennial smog check just yet. According to the California DMV, any gas-powered vehicle that is over eight model years old is required to get a smog check every other year.

If you purchase a used vehicle that is over four model years old, a smog test will be required to transfer the ownership and register it under your name. After the initial registration, the rule of eight model years or older takes effect.

What is a STAR Smog Check?

If your vehicle ever fails a smog test, your next registration renewal notice might specify that you must get a STAR smog check near Costa Mesa. This just means you have to get the test done at a STAR smog station, where the testing protocols are more strenuous.

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Multi-Point Inspection Special


Our team of Master Certified Technicians will complete a comprehensive multi-point inspection of your vehicle. Following your inspection, you will receive a detailed report of your vehicle’s condition.

Special internet offer must be presented to the Service Advisor at the time of write-up and prior to the service being performed. Valid at Fletcher Jones Motorcars. Excludes Tires, Fletcher Care, Prepaid Maintenance, Warranties, Deductibles, etc. Cannot be combined with any other offer or applied to past services. Does not include applicable taxes, shop supplies, and hazardous waste fees. Multi-Point Inspection will not be performed as a pre-purchase inspection and does not include the diagnosis of a specific vehicle concern. Inspection performed in accordance with a service and/or repair appointment. Limit one original offer per person. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. See Dealer for details.

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If you have an upcoming smog check and you’re worried about whether your Mercedes-Benz will pass, you can trust the service center at Fletcher Jones Motorcars to get your vehicle in shape. Contact us or call us at (949) 718-3200 to learn more about smog check services, or book an appointment to get started.

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