About Us

Apple Valley Smog Check has over ten years of experience in the smog check business.

We have inspected thousands of cars and have experience with all makes and models. We can inspect passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles.

Apple Valley Smog Check is your one-stop shop for all your smog check needs in the High Desert area. Our sole business is providing smog checks, so you know the work is done right every time. We are licensed by the State of California to perform smog checks on any type of vehicle, large or small. We do not make any repairs or adjustments to your vehicle, we can only determine if you meet the smog check requirements as set forth by state law.

Smog Check Test Only

We’ll get you certified and back on the road quickly.

If it needs an emissions test, we can do it. We provide fast and efficient service, so you don’t have to wait. We get you in and out quickly. Our professional, experienced staff are highly trained,  so you can be sure that your smog check will be done right every time.

If your vehicle fails the smog check, we are not equipped to help with repairs, but we can give you resources that will help you get your car on the right track. The State of California offers assistance to owners whose vehicles have failed emissions testing. Several other businesses and organizations can offer assistance to you, as well. If your car cannot be repaired, there are programs that can provide monetary assistance and take your car off your hands. We can also recommend repair shops around the local area that can help you with oil changes and other adjustments to get your vehicle in compliance with California’s emissions laws.

If you are in the Hesperia area and are in need of a smog check for your vehicle, stop by Apple Valley Smog Check today and let us help.

  • Great place for a smog check. Very friendly and quick. Price was fair. I was out in 30 minutes with 2 people ahead of me.
    Robert Allen ★★★★★ Feb 21st, 2024
  • Quick, easy, and a great price! Plus the guy was so nice. Great customer service
    Dalila Marquez ★★★★★ Nov 13th, 2023


Test-Only stations are licensed by the state only to perform tests on vehicles. They are prohibited from performing any repair services. Gross Polluters can also be certified at these stations.

The Department of Motor Vehicles renewal notice will indicate whether a Smog Check is required to re- register your vehicle. Most areas of the state require vehicles to have a Smog Check performed every two years, when being sold, and when being initially registered in California.

Not all vehicles must get a Smog Check. Smog Check need depends on the type of vehicle, the model-year, and the area in which the vehicle is registered. Additionally, some vehicles only need a Smog Check when they are being sold or being registered in California after previously being registered in another state.

If you received the DMV registration renewal paper saying “SMOG Certification Required at a STAR station”, you are at the right place. Premier Star Smog is a Star Certified Smog Check Station. STAR Smog Station means, DMV has chosen your car to be inspected at a smog station which is monitored closely by the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) and must conform to high standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repairs.

STAR smog stations will be able to issue a certificate of compliance to a vehicle passing a smog check when a motorist is referred by the DMV to such a station for vehicle registration renewal. A non “star” station may not issue a certificate to the motorist’s vehicle. They may however, test and issue certificates to vehicles not directed by the DMV to a “STAR” smog check station.

Smog test only stations are not allowed to profit or perform any auto repairs, whether smog check related or not. In the past smog test only centers typically charged more for their smog inspection in order to cover their expenses. In today’s market however, with competition being so great, and the fact that there are plenty of test only directed vehicles to go around, the cost of the test only smog check has been dramatically reduced.