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Auto Chek Smog Check

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The Auto Chek Smog Check chain was established in 1984 with the first location shown below in Los Angeles. There were at least six other locations built. Only the Fullerton and Manhattan Beach locations are still operating as Auto Cheks. Although they were all lopped-off pyramids, each one was a different style, with different materials. California began requiring smog inspections in 1982. For more, see this website.

former Auto Chek Smog Check
Los Angeles, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check was the first location built in the chain. The structure is made of concrete and sheet metal. This location is now operating as Star Auto Check. For more, see this website. [map]

former Auto Chek Smog Check
Stanton, CA
This former Auto Chek Smog Check is now operating as Super Smog. The building is covered with metal fencing material. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Covina, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check was built in 1989. The brick building features a rubble corner. This location closed in 2022. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Fullerton, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check building has green plexiglass panels which are covered up now. Those panels were backlit at night and the building was referred to as the "Green Pyramid". There was originally plants where the lava rock is now. The plants were replaced since watering them would short out the wiring for the lights. These photos are from 2017. The panels were missing in 2021. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Manhattan Beach, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check building is covered with canvas meant to resemble a ship's sails. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Santa Ana, CA

2017:

2021:
This Auto Chek Smog Check building has a green plexiglass corner which is/was lit at night. Around 2020, this location became a Jamboree Smog. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Los Angeles, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check building is covered with chain link fencing material. This location closed in 2019. The building is still there in 2021 but vacant. I don't know what the plans are for this building. [map]

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