Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:30 Sat 8:00-1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787

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Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-f 7:00-5:00

2 Miles East of Naperville Crossing Mall Located at 59 & 95th streets

(630) 922-7307

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Smog Test

The highly trained and experienced auto technicians at Performance Auto Center have been providing professional smog tests for vehicles of all kinds for many years. Ensuring the safety and security of our clients by offering comprehensive tests is our top priority. To learn more about smog tests and when they may be required, read on.

To book a smog test with our expert team today, get in touch with us at (847) 891-7787.


Professional Smog Inspections

Smog Check inspections monitor vehicle emissions and determine whether they are in excess of an acceptable environmental safety standard. Smog Check programs are part of a commitment towards maintaining and improving air quality. As a certified Smog Test and Repair center, Performance Auto Center is authorized to perform Smog checks that meet the standards required for vehicle registration.

Smog Test for the Health of The Environment

For many of us, owning and utilizing a vehicle is key to the smooth operation of our day-to-day lives. From driving your kids to activities, visiting relatives out of town, and of course, getting yourself to work, having a vehicle is pretty essential.

However, it is no secret that vehicles release their fair share of toxins in the atmosphere, and in today's day and age, we know how important it is to mitigate the impact we have on the natural world. Having an expert conduct a smog test on your vehicle will allow you to understand the chemicals being released by your car and ensure that they are not beyond the legal, environmental limit.

Doing your part to ensure the health of the environment is a noble pursuit, and we are happy to help you fulfill these responsibilities as a car owner.

How Often Do I Need a Smog Test?

Smog Checks are now mandatory when renewing the registration for your vehicle. Once a Smog Certificate has been issued, you may officially register your vehicle within 90 days after passing a Smog Check.

What is a Smog Test?

A smog check procedure ensures that your vehicle is not contributing to the smog in the air. In other words, it’s necessary for the greater good of the environment. Smog checking is a relatively quick process and only takes 20 to about 30 minutes. It’ll make sure your car isn’t releasing extra pollutant emissions and if it is, we’ll just fix the problem for you!

Where Can I Get a Smog Test?

The paperwork for some vehicles require testing exclusively at a STAR center testing station. If your registration documents do not mention the STAR program and you need a Smog Check performed, call Performance Auto Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our authorized technicians.

Our experts have been providing the community with top-tier smog tests for many years, and if your vehicle fails, we can help you take proactive steps forward so you can get your car back on the road legally, as soon as possible.

Affordable Smog Testing and Repair

Our auto technicians are delighted to be able to provide high-quality smog repair services at very competitive prices. For most vehicles, smog testing will be offered at a set amount, but we will survey the age and model of your car and provide you with the cost to ensure there are no hidden fees on the final bill.

In addition to offering affordable testing, if your vehicle fails the test, we are happy to write up a detailed estimate for the cost of the repair before we begin working on your car. Depending on the age and health of your vehicle, it may be more cost-effective to invest in a new car than to fix the problems you're facing. Either way, our team will be transparent and make you aware of what option is in your best interest.

What If My Vehicle Fails a Smog Test?

Only a certified general auto mechanic can repair your vehicle if it has failed a Smog test inspection. Performance Auto Center mechanics are authorized to diagnose and repair any car, truck, or SUV in order to meet the standards required by the local DMV.

So what do you do next? There are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to a vehicle that has failed a smog test. The first is to think things through and decide whether your automobile is worth repairing. If your car is on its last legs, and has been causing you to spend big bucks on tiny repairs, then it might be time to say goodbye. Retiring a vehicle is never easy to do, but if the expenses outweigh the results then you just might have to do that. If retiring your car is not an option, then you can have it repaired and retested by our licensed smog check repair technician.

Is Any Vehicle Exempt From a Smog Inspection?

Smog inspections are NOT required for:

  • A gas powered 1975 year model or older
  • Diesel powered 1997 year model or older with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs.
  • An electric vehicle
  • Natural gas powered with a GVWR rating of more than 14,000 lbs.
  • Motorcycle

If you have further questions regarding the model of your vehicle and the smog test requirements, or any other queries, don’t hesitate to let us know. Our experts are more than happy to discuss the smog test process and what to expect.

Contact Performance Auto Center for All You Smog Test Needs

When it comes to having your vehicle smog tested, it is legally required that you trust the expertise of a professional garage, with the necessary licensing. Our team is proud to be able to offer smog testing to our clients and will go above and beyond to make the process as affordable, smooth, and streamlined as possible.

If you are in need of a professionally licensed smog test facility, then we are the company for you. Our reliable staff and impeccable service will leave you feeling happy and satisfied with the results. We are ready to help you with your automobile needs. Call us today for more information about Schaumburg Smog Testing.