$22 for Smog Check for One Car 2000 or Newer at Cosmic Automotive ($60 Value)

Cosmic Automotive

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Auto technicians perform state-required smog checks on vehicles to ensure they meet emissions standards

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. This deal does not include California’s $8.25 certification fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $22 for smog check for one car 2000 or newer ($60 value)

Catalytic Converters: Keeping Combustion Clean

Cleaner cars make for cleaner air. Learn how catalytic converters help with Groupon’s guide.

A car’s engine is a dirty place, and it produces even dirtier exhaust. Vapors exit the combustion chamber carrying a nasty trio of smog promoters: nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide. As these pollutants barrel through the exhaust manifold (the set of tubes that feeds exhaust from each cylinder into the exhaust pipe), there’s only one thing standing between them and the innocent air outside: the three-way catalytic converter.

Situated just before the muffler, the converter is home to honeycombed ceramic cores coated with some combination of platinum, rhodium, and palladium—three rare metals that interact with the main components of the pollutants. When exhaust enters, the metals trigger chemical reactions that heat the gasses and rearrange their molecules. Under their influence, nitrogen oxides splinter into pure oxygen and nitrogen, while hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide are oxidized into less-harmful carbon dioxide and simple water. Since their introduction during the 1975 model year, these unseen cleaners have made air more breathable and much tastier: the EPA estimates that cars built today are 98% cleaner than their counterparts from the 1960s.

Customer Reviews

New owners, very friendly and great service
ANTHONY I. · August 30, 2016
Service was amazing these guys were great I will definately recommend this place. and will go back to this place over and over
Ramon A. · July 22, 2016
Perfect, quick service. The Groupon price is close to the regular smog check price, it's unbeateable! Highly recommend
Donovan M. · July 19, 2016
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    Cosmic Automotive

    40965 Albrae Street

    Fremont, CA 94538

    +15107709393

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