California is the perfect place for smog. Although that isn't something we want to hear, it is the unfortunate truth. Here's why, the topography combined with the warm and sunny climate makes it perfect for forming and trapping air pollutants. When cities were first built, the majority of them were built in valleys and plains surrounded by mountains, which naturally collect the smog like a large bowl. Combine that with the huge varieties in temperature and moisture in the air and you get air pollutants that are trapped closer to the ground.
33 Million Californians. Lots of people, Lots of Pollution. The combined population of 33 million people in California on personal and business activities release thousands of tons of pollutants into the air every day.
Many air pollutants are created from the burning of petroleum-based products such as:
Others are created through evaporation from fuel storage, solvents and paint and consumer products containing aersosol paints, cleaning products and alcohols.
What is AA Smog Doing to Help? Personal and business automobile emissions are a major source of air pollution. These pollutants reach chemically in the presence of sunlight and have been proven to cause harm to our health. Thanks to California's smog check program, an estimated 400 tons of smog-forming emissions are removed from California's air each day.
With multiple locations throughout the Sacramento area including the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Riverside, San Bernadino, San Diego & Sonoma, we're doing our part to help inform the public whether their vehicle meets California's emission standards or if is in need of repairs.