Stop the Star Program was founded In 2012 by, a group of smog shop owners and William Ferrara. It was formed in an attempt to STOP The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s Smog Check Star Program, although this group was unable to STOP, The Star Program, they were able to introduce new regulations and help the administrative process for the Star Program.

Although the star program is not going anywhere this page will continue to help the smog check and auto repair community in California and all throughout the United States.

At Stop the Star Program we are on a mission for unity for the smog community. We want to make sure that we give you the tools you need to be able to be an efficient and confident smog technician and technician in general in the state of California.


Take part in any of our forums, ask questions, learn from other technicians, post good articles, good videos, and anything that can help the industry on our forums. But don’t forget the newly added VE calculator and Lambda calculator that can be used for not only smog or emission repairs but it can also be used to help technicians with drivability faults when the time comes.

We hope that you enjoy the new changes to our site and we hope that this site will help you continue to excel in your career as an automotive technician!