A Quality Smog Inspection You Can Trust

The State of California requires a smog inspection every two years on most vehicles in order to renew registration. If your car or truck fails the inspection, you’ll need to fix the problem to pass the retest. For the sake of air pollution as well as registration, you can count on Affordable Automotive West to address all your vehicle’s emission-related needs. Based on the success of our first shop serving Chico drivers since 1996, we opened Affordable Automotive West in 2018, also a state-certified smog inspection station. Our team looks forward to giving you a quality smog inspection you can trust. 

Smog Inspections with Pride

At Affordable Automotive West, we’re proud of our solid smog inspection reputation. Our experienced technicians take great pride in helping countless drivers throughout Chico and Butte County pass emissions. Utilizing the most advanced diagnostic equipment, we know how to identify any matter that’s causing your test to fail. Our service advisors will tell you exactly what the solution requires, then with your approval we’ll complete the needed work. Considering our competitive rates and focus on customer service, we strive to live up to our name as your trusted local choice for smog inspections.

Informed Smog Inspection Decisions

Whether you drive 5,000 or 50,000 miles per year, a required smog inspection will ensure the ongoing efficiency of your car or truck. Along with this, a long-term health plan will help keep you driving with confidence. When you come to Affordable Automotive West in Chico, CA, we’ll perform a thorough digital evaluation of your vehicle, including photos. This will give you all the information necessary to make your own informed repair decisions beyond the smog inspection, based on your priorities and budget. We know there’s never a good time to visit an auto shop, and we want to make the process pleasant for you.

Experience The Affordable Advantage

  • Family Owned & Operated
  • ASE-Certified Technicians
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • Jasper Distributor
  • ”Best of Chico” Recognition
  • Angie’s List Award Winner
  • Smog Inspection and Certification
  • 3-Year/36,000-Mile Nationwide Warranty
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For an accurate smog inspection in Chico, CA, turn to the professionals at Affordable Automotive West.


Affordable Automotive West
906 Nord Ave.
Chico, CA 95926



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