Question: Can A Car Pass Smog Without A Catalytic Converter,
my neighbor just bought a car that has no catalytic converter. he did a smog certificate from the dealer. Is it possible to pass smog without a catalytic converter? this seems shady to me.
Best answer for Can A Car Pass Smog Without A Catalytic Converter
No they will not pass without a converter no way! A lot of places will give you a passing smog check if you give them a little extra money, or know the guy doing it, yup its shady but not much you can do. Unless you hate your neighbor and the shop that gave the passing report I would not worry about it, after all he still had to pay money just like you do to get it done. So really is it any different? No. Do you have any idea how many cars there are on the road in your area that don’t pass but yet for some reason are still on the road, I doubt it!
Also if the car is old enough it may not need to pass smog. There are grandfather clauses too.