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919-834-7300 | 5312 Atlantic Springs Rd Raleigh, NC 27616

Smog Check: Testing and Repairs

Smog Checks in Raleigh

*Please bring your DMV renewal notice indicating a Smog Check is required with you and your Smog Check certificate will be electronically sent to the DMV.

Why Choose North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator in Raleigh for Your Smog Testing and Repair

  • Specialized smog check service station in Raleigh
  • Smog test and repair options to minimize cost and maximize convenience
  • Smog failure diagnosis with onsite repair and smog retesting
  • State-of-the-art automotive smog repair systems and tools
  • We participate in the California State Free Smog Testing Program
  • Ask about smog repair discounts and coupons

Raleigh's Trusted Source for Smog Testing and Repair

Ask any car or truck owner in Raleigh who they recommend for smog testing and repair, and they will tell you North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator.

Since 1977, the pro mechanics at North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator have provided quick smog testing and cost-effective smog repairs when needed. Start a maintenance service plan with us that can help prevent high-cost repairs to your emission system. We are professional, honest, and friendly. For five star, cost conscious smog testing and repair services call North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator at 919-834-7300 to schedule an appointment today or stop by our location at 5312 Atlantic Springs Rd in Raleigh, NC, 27616.

What Does North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator Do During a Smog Check?

We inspect your car or truck's emissions-control equipment to measure the number of pollutants your vehicle is emitting.

First, North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator will analyze your car or truck's OBD computer system, emissions-control system, and check engine light codes for standard warnings that your emissions system is no longer functioning properly.

Next, we will inspect your car or truck's gas cap, ignition timing, exhaust gas recirculation system, fuel, and evaporative system.

Finally, we will perform a Tailpipe Emissions Inspection which measures the type and quantity of any pollutant emitted from your vehicle's tailpipe.

Did You Pass Your Smog Test?

Great! If your vehicle passes a smog check, North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator will provide you a vehicle inspection report showing your vehicle's results and will electronically send the smog certificate to DMV.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

reviewiconProfessional Advice

I usually look at the reviews for places that I've never used before. I found the service and the personnel here exactly as stated on the yelp reviews. Woody was right on target when he provided an on phone analysis of what my radiator problem was. He also provided a range of what the cost might be. I was especially impressed with the time in which it took for them to do it. My vehicle was in their shop by ten am and completed by 4:30 pm.

, 06/12/2017

reviewiconGreat Customer Service

Fantastic business. I will bring my car here for as long as I'm in this area. They are very straightforward, could have raked me over the coals and absolutely did the opposite. My car was leaking coolant and I couldn't find the leak. Brought it here, two days later get a call saying all they can find was a small leak from a clamp on the hose. They tightened it and got me back on the road that very day they called. I will recommend this place to everyone. Thanks guys!!!

, 02/27/2018

reviewiconHonest Auto Shop

I have found my mechanic. Saw that these guys had nothing but good reviews, so I called to ask if I could drop my car off after hours because I work 9-6 every day. I dropped my car off on Monday night, and on Tuesday by 10 am a mechanic had called me to ask for some more info on what was wrong with my car. Woody called back about mid-afternoon to let me know that while they believe it's the compressor, they did not feel comfortable performing such an expensive repair when they weren't 100% sure and when my car was still running mostly fine and blowing cold air. Most other places around here would've happily taken my hundreds of dollars! I appreciated the honesty so much, as that's very rare these days... especially in the auto repair industry. He took my payment for the diagnostic over the phone and said that once my compressor fails, I can use the amount I paid as a credit towards my repair. These guys are super honest and the whole process was so easy and seamless. While it kind of sucks that my car isn't fixed, it still works and I'm not out hundreds of dollars! Super appreciative and I will certainly be here for future repairs and maintenance.

, 07/20/2019

reviewiconFast and Courteous

I got a 1980 Fiat Spider 124 with radiator trouble. I call and spoke to Woody and ask me to get it there and next day was done. Kudos to Woody. Thank you !!!

, 05/28/2020

reviewiconBest Auto Shop

North Raleigh Radiator is the best! My family has been going to them for years, and I have personally taken two of my vehicles to them over the years. They are honest, reliable and kind. As a lady, it feels intimidating to find an auto shop that you can trust. I've gone to other automotive shops in the area who have tried to sell me things that my car hasn't needed, but Neal and Woody have never tried to do that (they just shake their heads at the other guys) and have been my go to for a second opinion when it comes to what repairs I actually need. They are also more accommodating than other shops, as it's been easier to find a time slot when my car needs attention. I will continue coming here for as long as they are open! You will not be let down or disappointed. They are truly the best in the area.

, 05/08/2018
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