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Station Licenses and Signs

Confirm if the following are posted and visible

Valid automotive repair dealer registration.

Official automotive repair dealer sign.

Valid Smog Check inspector license.

Official Smog Check station sign.

Official Smog Check station service sign (showing test-only as station type).

Inspection cost sign.

Notice to motorist’s sign (cost limit).

Station Equipment

BAR-97 Emissions Inspection System (EIS).

Internet connection to EIS.

BAR approved EIS calibration gases.

Ignition timing light with advanced features.

Low-Pressure Fuel Evaporative Tester (LPFET).

BAR certified fuel cap tester and adapters.

BAR approved cooling fan (if performing ASM tests).

BAR-OIS (On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Inspection System (OIS) with hardware and software necessary to conduct an OBD inspection), including:
• BAR certified data acquisition device (DAD).
• Computer (32 or 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system versions 7, 8.0, or 8.1; Internet Explorer version 9, 10, 11; Windows 8 RT is not compatible.
• Printer (compatible with Windows operating system).
• Bar code scanner (needed only for OIS download and registration)

Internet connection to OIS.

Tools necessary to inspect vehicle ignition, fuel delivery, and emission control system.

Tire pressure gauge.

Station Reference Material and Records

BAR certified fuel cap adapter guide.

Low-pressure fuel evaporative tester (LPFET) operator’s manual.

Current Smog Check Manual and Smog Check Reference Guide.

Most current Emission Control System (ECS) application guides.

Vacuum routing and electronic component location guides.

Electronic components locations manuals.

BAR ET Blasts dated after January 1, 2012, relevant to any vehicle inspection procedures.

Technical service bulletins and manufacturer recall notices.

Other Requirements

EIS passes gas calibration and leak test with dual exhaust probe hose connected.

A licensed smog check inspector present during all hours the station is open for the testing of vehicles. Testing of vehicles shall be performed by a licensed inspector.

Station has enrolled with BAR's Vehicle Information Database (VID) contractor to pay for VID transaction fees and inspection certificates.

Testing of vehicles shall be performed only in a work area within a building and shall be large enough to accommodate the type of vehicles’ being serviced.

Station must follow requirements of maintenance of records.

COMPLETION

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Full Name and Signature of Technician

Smog Check Station Inspection Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General |

Use this smog check station inspection checklist to help smog check stations pass the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) inspection (California state). All iAuditor templates can be edited to fit the smog station’s business needs.

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Smog Check Station

Station Licenses and Signs

Confirm if the following are posted and visible

Valid automotive repair dealer registration.

Official automotive repair dealer sign.

Valid Smog Check inspector license.

Official Smog Check station sign.

Official Smog Check station service sign (showing test-only as station type).

Inspection cost sign.

Notice to motorist’s sign (cost limit).

Station Equipment

BAR-97 Emissions Inspection System (EIS).

Internet connection to EIS.

BAR approved EIS calibration gases.

Ignition timing light with advanced features.

Low-Pressure Fuel Evaporative Tester (LPFET).

BAR certified fuel cap tester and adapters.

BAR approved cooling fan (if performing ASM tests).

BAR-OIS (On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Inspection System (OIS) with hardware and software necessary to conduct an OBD inspection), including:
• BAR certified data acquisition device (DAD).
• Computer (32 or 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system versions 7, 8.0, or 8.1; Internet Explorer version 9, 10, 11; Windows 8 RT is not compatible.
• Printer (compatible with Windows operating system).
• Bar code scanner (needed only for OIS download and registration)

Internet connection to OIS.

Tools necessary to inspect vehicle ignition, fuel delivery, and emission control system.

Tire pressure gauge.

Station Reference Material and Records

BAR certified fuel cap adapter guide.

Low-pressure fuel evaporative tester (LPFET) operator’s manual.

Current Smog Check Manual and Smog Check Reference Guide.

Most current Emission Control System (ECS) application guides.

Vacuum routing and electronic component location guides.

Electronic components locations manuals.

BAR ET Blasts dated after January 1, 2012, relevant to any vehicle inspection procedures.

Technical service bulletins and manufacturer recall notices.

Other Requirements

EIS passes gas calibration and leak test with dual exhaust probe hose connected.

A licensed smog check inspector present during all hours the station is open for the testing of vehicles. Testing of vehicles shall be performed by a licensed inspector.

Station has enrolled with BAR's Vehicle Information Database (VID) contractor to pay for VID transaction fees and inspection certificates.

Testing of vehicles shall be performed only in a work area within a building and shall be large enough to accommodate the type of vehicles’ being serviced.

Station must follow requirements of maintenance of records.

COMPLETION

Comments/Recommendations

Full Name and Signature of Technician