Hybrid Vehicles

Diesel Vehicles

Engine Change Guidelines

California Lemon Law

Smog Check Tips

Abbreviations List


The Hybrid Vehicles are subject to California Smog Check Program.  The BAR 97 Smog Check Inspection system could not test the emission of Hybrid Vehicles as the Hybrid vehicles would switch into electric mode during the BAR 97 Smog Inspection. The new Bureau of Automotive Repair On-Board Diagnostic Inspection System (BAR-OIS), which is based on a scan of the vehicle's On-Board Diagnostic OBD system and a visual inspection of emission control components, has resolved these testing issues.