FREE ONLINE DIAGNOSIS
Visit a SmogTips certified smog station and have one of our ASE certified experts diagnosis your test results online for free.
How does it work?
It's simple. Use a smog check coupon from one of our several hundred certified smog test stations.
Make sure you show the smog station your SmogTips®
coupon code so your visit is recorded. We get a credit, and this allows you to get, a free online diagnosis. This is an exclusive offer for SmogTips customers.
What will this report explain? Our ASE certified VIR (Vehicle Inspection Report) diagnosis will help you understand your vehicle's smog check results.
California law requires vehicle owners receive a VIR from the smog station where their vehicle was inspected. The VIR is an invaluble tool in diagnosing your vehicle's smog check results.
Our report will begin by explaining the abbrevations listed on your VIR. If your vehicle failed for high emissions, we will cover the possible faults which cause an increase in emissions of HC, CO, & NO. If your check engine light or MIL is on, and trouble codes are present, we will explain those as well.
Why do I need this report? To better prepare you in communicating with a smog technician if you happen to need smog repairs, or if your vehicle passes, to get a general overview of its emission system efficiency.
How important is my VIR? Your VIR contains invaluable information regarding the presence and proper connection of required emission components, engine diagnostic codes and freeze frame data stored in your vehicle's Engine Control Unit (ECU), results of functional tests conducted during the smog inspection, and most importantly if your vehicle underwent a tailpipe test, an accurate account of its exhaust emission results during the smog test.