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2001 Cadillac Deville - What can I do to help my car pass the smog check?

I drive a 2001 Cadillac Deville and just moved to Merced, CA (San Joquin Valley). What can I do to reduce my cars emissions to ensure a passing smog test.

What can I do (i.e. add oil, supreme gas, etc) in order to ensure that I pass the smog test?

Is there a place in my area that is most lenient?

Will my model pass anyway? 2001 Cadillac DeVille DHS


Your vehicle can pass the smog check if it has been well maintained. Insure it does not smoke (except for a little condensation in the mornings), the check engine or MIL is not on, the vehicle is properly warmed up before the smog test, and most importantly, the exhaust doesn't have a strong fuel smell.

once you obtain a smog check, in the unfortunate case your Cadillac doesn't pass the test, the smog technician will give you a VIR (Vehicle Inspection report) which will give you a brief summary of why your it didn't pass. It will not give you a diagnosis (you'll need to have a smog check repair station diagnose the fault), but it will give you a basic idea of where the repair mechanic will have to begin to look.

posted by SmogTips Support 08-24-2011 08:09 AM