Prof Smog Social Distancing Protocol
We believe we are healthy.
We are using gloves and lower face coverings (and seat covers when needed) for customer safety.
Please do not enter premises.
Please do not come if you have a cough or fever.
Please maintain a minimum six feet from anyone.
If you cough or sneeze, please use a cloth or tissue or elbow.
Please no shaking hands or physical contact.
Symptom checks are being conducted before we come in.
We have soap and hand sanitizer available here.
Disinfectant and related supplies are available for employees.
We are allowed and do plan to remain open at this point in time. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL. Appointments are important as we may be here only for appointments but will still accept drive ins when time is available. Please be aware that a statement that you will or can be here within a certain time or at a certain time and we accept is an appointment. If the doors are closed when you arrive for your appointment we are probably on our way. If we are not there and are 5 minutes late for your appointment PLEASE CALL. If you arrive without an appointment and we are not there PLEASE CALL - we may be able to arrive soon.
We are exempted from the shelter in place order but are required to follow good practices.
Further information can be found on the County Web Site
There are further updates.
Due to the update 4/17/20, effective 4/22/20, Customers are no longer permitted inside and must wait outside. This is the only way we can comfortably comply with the new update.
This means that for credit card transactions, customer must hand us their credit card to run inside. After card is run, please verify amount is correct & sign.
If you do not approve of this procedure, please bring cash. Cash continues to receive a 3% discount.
Prof Smog specializes in smog testing and certification in Pinole, California, serving Contra Costa County. Prof Smog is an owner-operated business . We smog test and certify vehicles whether or not they are required to go to a Smog Test Only Center or a STAR Certified smog station - Prof Smog is Test Only and STAR Certified. We've been in business for over 20 years, and our owner has over 25 years of experience. We offer smog and emissions tests at competitive prices, and if your vehicle passes, we'll issue your certificate.
We believe in a clean environment and clean air for us and our families. Our objective is to pass the vehicles that should pass and fail the vehicles that should fail: Quality and Integrity matters here. We believe that in this way we are doing our part in helping the environment as a business and offering our customers the best service we can. When a vehicle fails the smog test, it indicates a potential problem on the vehicle that needs to be addressed. This may help improve vehicle performance or mileage. Also, we believe this may be why we are not just STAR but one of the higher performing STAR stations. Please view the Quality Matters page for more information. Thank You.
Most other smog stations only take customers on a first-come, first-serve basis, possibly creating long lines and wait times. Appointments are available and currently needed so that your service is prompt. On time appointments have priority, but we may take drive-ins if time is available. Contact us at 510-724-9753 today to make an appointment! If email use smog for the subject line - we usually respond more quickly to telephone (usually fastest response) or text messages.
Closed Sundays and Lunch
Appointments Usually Needed
Please call if not in
We are frequently happy to set up appointments or come in for you
Call 24 Hours In Advance to Cancel
Drive-ins welcome if time available
ANY QUESTIONS ASK BEFORE MAKING APPOINTMENT.
PEOPLE THAT MAKE APPOINTMENTS WITH NO INTENTION OF KEEPING THEM ARE VERY RUDE AND VERY MEAN. THIS INCLUDES PEOPLE THAT MAKE APPOINTMENTS THEN GET IT DONE ELSEWHERE.
I believe groups such as these are racist and displaying support for such groups to be racist. I believe these groups are a few of the better known groups:
Black Lives Matter
People or vehicles that openly display racism ARE NOT WELCOME HERE.
I do not believe that one race or ethnicity should have more or different rights than others. I believe all 3 of these listed groups believe this:
Nazi (although it did not start that way - check how the Nazi party came to power and used it and PLEASE DO NOT FORGET HISTORY) in that party's supremacy to the point of exterminating anybody that is not pure and perfect German.
KKK believes people that are not Anglo-Saxon in the United States should be attacked and terminated.
Black Lives Matter believes NO EVIDENCE should be required to arrest and convict someone of a hate crime against a black regardless of what happened, the circumstances, the truth, or the evidence.
"I" and "me" are being used as I felt the review was a hateful and racist attack against me and my business for opposing BLACK LIVES MATTER, racial hate, and racism. I have been accused of having HATE issues against blacks and called a "racist bigot" by at least one reviewer due to my belief and stand for equality instead of accepting that the racist group BLACK LIVES MATTER must be a precursor to equality and supported. As this reviewer did not like the comparison with other hate groups, please remember that all these groups are racist - and the history of Nazi Germany. At this point in time, BLACK LIVES MATTER is still young but very powerful. Hitler was able to increase support by pitting "pure Germans" against Jews. BLACK LIVES MATTER is stirring blacks to hate and distrust others, including police and people that do not support BLACK LIVES MATTER, and people that want and believe in trying to treat people equally (such as me). Another quote from this same reviewer: "All lives can't matter until BLACK LIVES MATTER". Technically true because blacks have lives that matter too, but a very racist comment that I do not support because it implies (and many believe) that black lives should matter more AND before others. BLACK LIVES MATTER is spreading hate and racism. All lives do matter - including, not after or before blacks. This should be or striving to be a nation of equals regardless of race or ethnicity. Hate crimes should be punished as such. We should believe innocent until proven guilty. We should not be regarded as having hate or being racist simply because we oppose racist groups or racism.
Part of this was included to show the possible comparison to the Nazis because the reviewer did not like the comparison so I included it to show the possible comparison - made possible by the accusation that I have hate issues and am racist due to my open opposition to racist groups and support of equality. Before this I did not realize the strength of the similarities between the Nazi history in the earlier stages and BLACK LIVES MATTER. Upon doing this, the comparison is even stronger than I expected.
GOD HELP US AND OUR COUNTRY!
Please pay DMV fees on time to avoid DMV penalties as stated on the back of the DMV renewal notice.
Online: Even if the first line says that the online registration cannot be completed at this time, please read the statement in its entirety - you may still be able to pay the fees, and you may receive a Notice of Incomplete Renewal. This does not make it legal to drive the car after the registration expires but at least you may avoid DMV penalties. Temporary operating permits or one day moving permits may be available - if needed, ask DMV.
Come see us for smog testing and certification.
Please Bring Your DMV Renewal Slip.
Please be aware that mapping programs do not necessarily lead you to the correct location. Our complex goes completely around 720. We are at the driveway just past the white water hydrant and just before Walter. Please see map on contact us page.