The California Air Resources Board (CARB) requires any potential emissions-tampering car modification to go through a lengthy and expensive certification process that does absolutely nothing but screw small tuning companies and their customers. California requires cars to be smogged every two years and they face a visual and a sniffer test each time.
I frequent it when I’ve got better things to do, and something always catches my eye. Stolen iPhone? Nah. Someone’s old fridge? Nope. Candy red late ’90s Ford Explorer on airbags that has been listed numerous times over the past 4 years? Maybe.