EMAILS: EXCEPT FOR THE $8.25 STATE CERTIFICATE FEE THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DOES NOT REGULATE THE ACTUAL COST OF THE EMISSIONS TEST.
(a): What is the approximate cost of the smog
(b): I have a 1998 Honda CRV. What's reasonable
to pay for a smog test? My car is in excellent
(c): I need to have my vehicle smog tested at a test
only station here in San Francisco. How much does the smog
test cost? And how do I get a coupon to off set
(d): What is the average cost of a Test Only smog
test? Just curious as the coupons they offer are for
Answer: The average smog inspection
price will vary shop to shop. It will normally range anywhere
between $29.95 to $89.95 depending on the county you live in
and the type of smog inspection your vehicle requires. This
price may or may not include the State's Certificate Fee of
$8.25, which is charged only and if your vehicle passes the
test. There may also be an EFT (Electronic Transmission) fee
which a station owner may charge to make up for the toll cost
they pay as the smog machine is transmitting your vehicle's
information via a dedicated phone line. This fee is usually
between $1-$3, and is charged regardless of whether your
vehicle passes or fails the smog inspection.
The State of California does not regulate
the actual cost of the inspection because it is a privately
owned industry, however they do require the certificate fee
which you pay at the smog station, but ends up at the State.
Some parts of the State where smog inspections are not so
common, shops may choose to charge more per inspection to make
up the cost of maintenance.
information and to get a smog check coupon for reputable smog service
center in your area by simply typing in your zip code in
the smog station search box. Smog Check Coupon Search