Those of us at Benicia Smog Center believe there's
usually no need for that clutching feeling in the
throat when you receive your DMV Renewal Notice
in the mail. Today's testing machines are accurate
and most well-maintained vehicles achieve the
state's new and tougher standards.
"If your car is running good it's going to pass,"
says owner Bill Wachob. I have worked 23 years in
the local automotive repair business and I have
come to the understanding that if you take your
car in for regular servicing by a mechanic the likely-
hood of your car not passing is slim.
We are a Test-Only Shop, and 15 percent of
vehicles are referred to facilities like ours.
Our service bay is a state-of-the-art testing
machine with rollers that actually bring the car up
to testing speed, part of the state's new and
tougher Smog Check II requirements. This new
procedure actually simulates how the car acts when
it drives on the road. The old method required a
car to be put into idle and revved up to 2500 rpm.
But in "the real world" people don't sit there with
their foot on the pedal at 2500.
My brother Mike and I opened this shop with the
intention of bringing the highest level of service to
YOU- our customers.