Originally Posted by SixCardCharlie
it must be throwing a CEL. Ive never heard of a smog station not wanting to do their job... When i bought my van it was the first vehicle i bought it california. I didnt know the seller was supposed to handle the smogging. Luckily it passed. And i was already having the shop get in there to do a few things so he didnt charge me very much to run it.
Yep, to sell most vehicles in CA, it must have a current smog cert, which is valid for 90 days. There are exceptions for some diesels, family transfers, etc.