Adobe Smogs Services

We Are a STAR Certified Smog Check Station, Located on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms California.

We do all smog checks required by the California DMV!

STAR Certified Smog Inspection

Most vehicles can be tested at a regular Smog check station.

There are three main reasons you may require a STAR certified Smog test.

  • Random Sampling.
  • The Bureau of automotive repairs(BAR) will choose random vehicles registered in California that are driven on public roadways.

  • Gross Polluters.
  • Vehicles that have failed a previous Smog inspection and have high emissions readings.

  • High Emitter Profile.
  • Vehicles identified by the BAR as likely to fail the Smog inspection.

    Biennial Smog Inspection

    Smog Check is required every other year (biennially) as part of the vehicle registration process. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) registration renewal notice will indicate if a Smog Check is required.

    Title Transfer Smog Inspection

    Under California law, any time you sell a vehicle, the seller is responsible for having a Smog Check performed and providing the buyer the certificate of compliance.


    The California DMV does not recognize out of state smog inspections for the purposes of initial vehicle registration. There is no military exemption from smog inspection.


    All Gasoline-powered vehicles, Hybrid vehicles, and alternative-fuel vehicles that are older than eight years and models from 1976 and newer require a Smog Check.


    Diesel smog inspections are required during a diesel vehicle's initial registration in California and once, every two years, thereafter. The diesel smog check cycle will continue for as long as the vehicle is registered in this State. Smog inspections are also required anytime a diesel vehicle is sold or bought in California.

    Recreational Vehicles

    Recreational Vehicles(RVs) manufactured from 1976 to present and more than eight years old require smog inspections in the state of California.

    Older Vehicles

    Smog Check emissions standards consider the vehicle type and model year. Older vehicles do not need to meet the same emissions standards as newer vehicles they need to meet the standards that applied when the vehicle was originally manufactured.