Lightning Smog
242 South Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054-3109

(760) 721-9494
Walk-ins Welcome
Appointments Recommended


We now offer registration services.

Get new license plates, registration stickers, and registration cards on-site!

Lightning Smog
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5 stars
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Yellow Pages, Lightning Smog, Oceanside, CA

Yellow Pages, Lightning Smog, Oceanside, CA
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Ensure the maintenance of your vehicle and contribute to clean air and a healthy environment. Come to Lightning Smog for your smog test / emission inspection. We are a star certified smog check station located on South Coast Hwy in downtown Oceanside, CA.

We test all vehicles, including:

• Star Directed
• Test Only
• Out of State
• Military Base Access
• Transfer of Ownership

• All-Wheel Drive Vehicles
• Hybrids
• Diesels
• Heavy Duty Trucks
• RV's
• Salvage Vehicles

At Lightning Smog, we understand time is one of your most valuable assets. Our main priority is to get you in-and-out as quickly as possible so you can get on with your day. We strive to provide the comforts of old fashioned, neighborhood-style service that has unfortunately fallen to the wayside in this modern-day-and-age. We also have an in-house registration services business, Lightning Auto Registration. This allows us to register, transfer ownership, and perform vehicle verifications for your vehicle. We have License Plates, Stickers, and Official Registration Cards on-site for your convenience. Service charges apply.

Holiday Hours
New Years Day CLOSED
Mother's Day CLOSED
Memorial Day CLOSED
Father's Day CLOSED
4th of July CLOSED
Labor Day CLOSED
Halloween Close at 1pm
Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
Christmas Eve CLOSED
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Years Eve Close at 4pm

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