Smog Checks in Alpharetta
*Please bring your DMV renewal notice indicating a Smog Check is required with you and your Smog Check certificate will be electronically sent to the DMV.
Why Choose Crabapple Automotive in Alpharetta for Your Smog Testing and Repair
- Specialized smog check service station in Alpharetta
- Smog test and repair options to minimize cost and maximize convenience
- Smog failure diagnosis with onsite repair and smog retesting
- State-of-the-art automotive smog repair systems and tools
- We participate in the California State Free Smog Testing Program
- Ask about smog repair discounts and coupons
Alpharetta's Trusted Source for Smog Testing and Repair
Ask any car or truck owner in Alpharetta who they recommend for smog testing and repair, and they will tell you Crabapple Automotive.
Since 2005, the pro mechanics at Crabapple Automotive have provided quick smog testing and cost-effective smog repairs when needed. Start a maintenance service plan with us that can help prevent high-cost repairs to your emission system. We are professional, honest, and friendly. For five star, cost conscious smog testing and repair services call Crabapple Automotive at 770-696-1486 to schedule an appointment today or stop by our location at 12265 Crabapple Road in Alpharetta, GA, 30004.
What Does Crabapple Automotive Do During a Smog Check?
We inspect your car or truck's emissions-control equipment to measure the number of pollutants your vehicle is emitting.
First, Crabapple Automotive will analyze your car or truck's OBD computer system, emissions-control system, and check engine light codes for standard warnings that your emissions system is no longer functioning properly.
Next, we will inspect your car or truck's gas cap, ignition timing, exhaust gas recirculation system, fuel, and evaporative system.
Finally, we will perform a Tailpipe Emissions Inspection which measures the type and quantity of any pollutant emitted from your vehicle's tailpipe.
Did You Pass Your Smog Test?
Great! If your vehicle passes a smog check, Crabapple Automotive will provide you a vehicle inspection report showing your vehicle's results and will electronically send the smog certificate to DMV.
I used to live in this area and when I returned to buy a car I was happy to see this shop was still around. They did a pre-sale inspection for me, and were able to work me into their busy day. The cost was $139, and would include up to 3 cars to be inspected. To compare, the Toyota dealer was $160 per car and it's only a visual inspection. This was a great relief to know I could look at multiple cars without paying for each one. They did a thorough inspection and talked me through the whole thing. I was super impressed with their knowledge and dedication to doing a good job. I would trust them with other needs for my vehicle.
Do you remember when mechanics were the good guys? Truly loyal to their craft of automotive wizardry? When was the last time a "service writer" smiled (without deviously licking their chops), and made sustained eye contact with you when entering the facility? In movies they are helpful, honest, and dependable. Although in real life most interactions with the auto repair industry leave one with a sense of wonder, doubt, and the ever present, possible easy deception.... Have you ever encountered a mechanic or shop that told you what you need to do, what you should do and what you should save for? I know it's an easy concept, just think about it for a second..... Automotive enthusiasts aka repair technicians/mechanics know that your vehicle is an investment, not just a transportation device. In transportation safety is always paramount, so why not trust in people who see every vehicle as an extension of the customer (it is your baby after all) and treat it more like a doctor would a patient? With doctors, you make an appointment you walk in, they ask questions, and charge you $150 dollars. Then send you off to the next place for some testing, but you trust them because they have a large building, spotless uniforms and clean floors (dealerships). Why not take your baby/ investment to an automotive Dr. and shamen, who has the equivalent education of an 3 automotive PHD's (owner/ lead tech has ~40 years of successful businesses)! Long story short... I, myself am a mechanic and frequently take my children/ cars to his shop for all repairs. There is no greater remark possible in the auto repair industry than a referral!!! I guess this is mine. Thanks Grey! And remember, diagnostic fees are expected in all industries! You are paying for Dr's visit after all!