CALIFORNIA STATE SPECIFICATIONS

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DREAMING OF OWNING AND DRIVING YOUR OWN DEFENDER VEHICLE IN CALIFORNIA? AS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW, LEGALLY DRIVING A VEHICLE THAT IS OVER 25 YEARS OLD REQUIRES SOME ADDITIONAL STEPS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. AT OWN DEFENDER WE TAKE CARE OF THIS ENTIRE PROCESS FOR YOU, FROM VEHICLE CUSTOMIZATION TO DMV PAPERWORK.

PRICES FOR SPECIFIC CALIFORNIA MODIFICATIONS AND CARB CERTIFIED LAB TESTING RANGE FROM $10,000 TO $15,000, DEPENDING ON YOUR VEHICLE MODEL AND CONDITION. THE PROCESS FOR CALIFORNIA MODIFICATIONS AND LAB TESTING TAKES ABOUT THREE MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

LAB TESTS ARE ADMINISTERED BY THE CALIFORNIAN AIR RESOURCES BOARD (ARB). SPECIFIC CONDITIONS APPLIED DEPEND ON FACTORS SUCH AS MODEL YEAR AND CUSTOM WORK MANUFACTURER. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS TEST A “CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE” IS AWARDED, GETTING YOU THAT MUCH CLOSER TO THE ROAD. OWN DEFENDER VEHICLES DO NOT REQUIRE THE ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF TESTING THAT CUSTOM CARS REQUIRE (ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS, DURABILITY, LOW EMISSION FLEET OVER-AGING, OR ZERO EMISSIONS VEHICLE TESTING). PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER THAT ANY VEHICLE CONVERTED TO OPERATE A DIESEL FUEL OR POWER UPGRADE WILL BE SUBJECT TO LAB TESTING REQUIREMENTS.

THE PROCESS OF REGISTERING A DEFENDER VEHICLE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA MAY BE TEDIOUS, BUT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO AVOID THE POTENTIAL NIGHTMARE OF VEHICLE REPOSSESSION. PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT BY ENLISTING THE OWN DEFENDER TEAM TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.


The state of California has its own EPA: The Carb Certificate

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