CA Smog Check help for cars with tunes

If you live in California and run an aftermarket tune on your car, you might want to know that you will fail the biennial Smog Check.

Starting July 19, 2021, test stations will begin to check whether cars are running OEM or California Air Resources Board (CARB)-approved tunes. If your car isn’t, it’ll fail the test.

The new policy, is outlined in the California Bureau of Automotive Repair’s Frequently Asked Questions section. From the webpage:

Beginning July 19, 2021, vehicles with software not provided by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or approved through a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) will fail Smog Check.

Before your vehicle will pass a Smog Check, you must have the vehicle’s software restored to the OEM software version. Once the software is restored, have your vehicle reinspected by a licensed Smog Check station. Note that vehicles initially directed to a STAR or Referee station must return to the same station type to complete the inspection process.

We strongly believe the CA Smog Check is unconstitutional and nothing more than a way of tyranny of power hungry politicians trying to make millions of Dollars, harassing Americans to the point where they will abandon their gas powered cars. That being said, we can help you preserve your tune file and get your car Smog Check ready. Send us a message via our Contacts Form for a quote.