Is it illegal in California to take car to home mechanic....

Is it illegal in California to take car to home mechanic....

Postby 89ARIES » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:55 pm

Is it illegal in California to take car to home mechanic for smog related repairs if you fail smog at a TEST ONLY STATION. It seems to say you MUST go to a
CARB AUTHORIZED REPAIR STATION.
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Re: Is it illegal in California to take car to home mechanic....

Postby Jacks1986Lebaron » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:45 am

Don't live there...but I would not think so.
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Re: Is it illegal in California to take car to home mechanic....

Postby Butch » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:37 am

No, my smog guy ( test only )knows I do repairs. The kids K and POS Toyota both failed and I fixed both. BUT maybe things have changed. BUT than again, he always does a pretest for me too. In which I always give him a tip.
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Re: Is it illegal in California to take car to home mechanic....

Postby Chief » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:09 am

The State of California only cares about the fact that you PASS Smog and that a Certified Station does the TESTING. You can fix your car yourself if you know what you're doing. The Certified Station only lets you know why you are not PASSING. Once the car is repaired by you, or whomever, you go back to have the car retested again by the people who flunked your car the first time.
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