It can be a tough life running an automotive repair shop whether you are in Los Angeles or San Francisco, Eureka or Union City. On one side you have the customers, and they can get very angry with you when you fail their vehicle in a SMOG test as required by California law.
SMOG continues to be a major problem in California. Owing to lots of cars, and the nature of our environment, we’re susceptible to SMOG, especially in the LA basin. You, as a station owner, SMOG tech, or someone else in the SMOG industry should be PROUD.
If you watch old movies, especially made-for-TV movies about the law, you’ll often see appeals. They lose in Court one day and appeal to a higher court, to FINALLY see justice done. Well, guess what? You may have the right to appeal many decisions against you by California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair!
When you run a SMOG check station here in California, you can make a very good living. However, you are always under threat from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair whose main job seems to be to close you down.