Max's Auto Lab
Smog License School
Welcome to
Max's Auto Lab

California Smog Program & Inspector License

​​​Reprogramming & Diagnostic Classes​​

If you are in Dublin, CA or its surrounding areas and are on the lookout for the best place to go for top quality automotive training services for a wide range of applications - you could not have come to a better place!

The trusted partner you can count on to help you get your Smog License. ​

Max’s Autolab is owned by Max and Ann Thomas. Max is a licensed instructor for the State of California and has been teaching for over 20 years as an instructor and he currently holds over 30 ASE’S. Together Max and Ann have over 50 years’ experience in the Automotive Industry. Max currently also works for Standard Motor Products which is contracted to teach for the O’Reilly Stores. We currently teach Inspectors and Repair Technicians. ​

What we do 

​​We offer Reprogramming classes and Diagnostic classes. If there is something you want to learn, just ask. What makes our school special is that we care about our students. We want each and every one of our students to be better inspectors and repair technicians. Once you pay for a class you have one year free of charge to come back as many times as you need at no additional cost. But you need to bring back your books and any handouts you were given.

Our Mission 

We want our students to be the best in the Automotive Industry!! We offer one on one tutoring if needed for an additional cost. We have several diagnostic scanners and we have a reprogrammer to teach students how to reprogram cars, which is something a repair technician in today’s world absolutely needs to now. We provide donuts and coffee for our students. Max’s favorite saying is there are two types of repair technicians in the industry today, you can either be a neck up technician or a neck down technician. Which one do you want to be?

The best place to go for training services for a wide range of applications - you could not have come to a better place!
On August 1, 2012, the BAR made revisions to the way people got a Smog License. From then on, there are two different licenses you can apply for - the Inspector License and the Repair Technician License. Max's Auto Lab offers training programs that are specific to each type of license you are planning to apply for. We have the Inspector License Training Program and the Repair Technician License Training Program. 

Each program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully apply for a Smog License. Aside from those, we also have other training programs that we offer which include Brake & Lamp Classes, Hybrid Advance Classes, Air Conditioning Classes. 
So if you are in Dublin, CA or its neighboring communities, there is only one name to keep in mind for all your Smog training needs - Max's Auto Lab!