Your car must undergo an emissions test during the time of your inspection. Depending upon the year, make, and model of your vehicle, it will require different testing. Most 1996 and newer model-year vehicles will be required to have an OBD I/M Check and a Gas Cap Test performed annually. Most 1975-1995 model-year vehicles will continue to receive the annual emissions inspections required under the current program which include: Tailpipe Tests, Tailpipe Tests Utilizing a Dynamometer, Gas Cap Tests and Visual Anti-Tampering Checks.
If your check engine light is on, your vehicle will not be able to pass an emissions test for any reason. Bring your vehicle in ahead of time, before your inspection, to identify the problem. You may need to replace your catalytic converter or it could be more than one item that needs servicing.
Smith’s Auto and Tire is here to help. Give us a call or come by and let us take a look at your vehicle, and we will get you serviced, inspected, and on your way, as quickly and effortlessly as possible.