Test Only stations are not allowed to do any repairs. The purpose of Test-Only stations is to ensure motorists get an unbiased smog check inspection and not get ripped off by a Shop trying to sell you some repairs or even services your vehicle does not need.
Not all Test Only stations provide you with unbiased honest inspections. Some shops will be owned by the same person who "conveniently" owns a repair shop next door and happens to have a "Special" for people whop fail their smog checks. Be very careful when using these businesses.
Some shops will offer Pass or FREE Retest. If you think your car is going to fail and you're going to get a FREE smog check, think or look again. Look at the fine print. It will usually say that your inspection is FREE if THEY do the repairs...... You will be paying one way or another, it's just a matter of how much.
Save your self the headache and come to California Smog Center for your smog inspection and rest assured that you will not be failed on purpose and you will get professional, friendly and honest smog checks that faster than any other shop you have been to.
California Smog Center
10359 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA