California is the most populated state in the nation with nearly 40 million people! On top of that, we are only behind Texas in land size within the continental US. These factors result in the Golden State having the highest number of cars of all the 50 states. With these enormous figures, it is critical that California enforces certain emission standards to ensure the well being of our environment for generations to come. Many other states have followed suite and began to require vehicle emissions inspections following in our footsteps. Since it's inception, California's emissions protocols have helped significantly reduce the amount of air pollution our vehicles emit and has helped remove millions of gross polluting automobiles from our roads.
Have you ever been behind a pre-1975 car and thought to yourself "What is this horrible smell?!" Well before the US changed it's laws in 1975, every vehicle on our roads smelled just like that due to the lack of a catalytic converter in the exhaust system. We now know that these horrible exhaust fumes are not only damaging for the environment but also a serious health risk for our bodies! With today's efficient catalytic converters found on all cars model year 1975 & newer, we no longer expose ourselves to these harmful fumes. Do your part, make sure your car is operating within the legal emissions standards of California and visit a Smog Test center.
Fair Oaks Smog Test
1200 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030