The invention of the horseless carriage revolutionized transportation and forced horses to settle for jobs as professional carousel riders. Keep your horse-replacing ride healthy with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a complete smog check at Diversified Automotive in Murrieta (a $60 value). A smog-check station licensed by the State of California, Diversified Automotive carefully analyzes vehicles born in 1996 or later to confirm their road-worthiness. To begin the smog inspection, which is required by the DMV and typically lasts 20–30 minutes, an ASE-certified technician conducts a visual examination by checking emissions control components and verifying their connections. The smog sleuth then performs a functional inspection, wringing diagnostic information from the vehicle's computer, checking the gas cap and ignition timing, and snooping around for other signs of malfunction. Finally, a special probe travels up the tailpipe to test the exhaust for eco-unfriendly emissions and confirm that there are no Russian nesting cars hiding in the muffler.
The ASE-certified technicians at Diversified Automotive keep cars and trucks running smoothly and passengers safe inside them. Headed up by a Mitsubishi Master Technician, the team takes on repair and maintenance services for a whole slew of makes and models, including Chevrolets from the United States, BMWs from Germany, and Suzukis from the distant future. In addition to specialty services that range from routine oil changes and tune-ups to major engine repairs and even replacement, the shop also keeps tabs on car emissions as a certified smog check facility.