Smog Testing in California Private Sale
February 3, 2008 11:22 AM Subscribe
I bought a car in California from a private seller, and the smog certification is 100 days hold and I have been unable to change the title over to my name because of this...
posted by matimer to law & government (7 answers total)
I suck at buying cars and this car seemed to run fine when I tested it out. When I went to get the car smog tested, the guy at the shop said the check engine light had been turned off and that even if the car is bought "as is" the seller is still responsible for paying to get the car fixed to the point where it will pass the smog test.
My main dilemma is when the light is fixed what if there are tons of problems, how do I make sure the seller pays for these things, I plan on calling him and telling him what happened today... I guess my only reprieve would be small claims court?