Answering the Top Three Questions About Emission Testing!

ETRH Jan 27, 2023

Working toward creating a cleaner and healthier environment is a team sport. The more people participating, the better the results! That's why the state government now requires you to take Drive Clean Emissions Test in Ontario to help reduce air pollution. ETRH is here to break it down for you:

What is emission testing?

Sometimes also referred to as a smog check, an emission test is done to measure the levels of pollutants, including carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and oxides of nitrogen, emitted by your vehicle.

Does your vehicle need an emission test?

It likely does. More than 30 states now require some kind of emission testing done on a registered vehicle. However, the requirements may vary depending on the model release year and whether it is diesel, petrol, or gas operated.

If you are not sure what is currently required for your vehicle, you can contact us to get accurate and up-to-date information on Emission Tests in Ontario.

How long does the emission test take?

The emission test usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. However, each state can set its own requirements, and timing may vary depending on them. After all, more requirements will take more time.

Let’s get ready for your emission test!

Now that we have answered the big threes, we can help you prepare. Call us to schedule your Drive Clean Emissions Test in Ontario. We also offer mobile emission testing, which means you don't have to come. We will visit your place and get your vehicle's emission test done.

Keep the proper documentation ready with you. While different states have different requirements, here is what you typically need:

    • Certificate of vehicle registration.
    • Prior inspection report.
    • Renewal notice which you receive via mail, e-Notify, or email.
    • Letter from the state department that oversees the emissions testing program in your area.

If you have any queries regarding documentation, we are available 24 hours a day to help. Call us anytime.

Passing or failing the emission test!

There are only two outcomes of an emission test- Pass or Fail. If you pass, great. You will receive a certification that you are good to renew your vehicle's registration. However, it's not the news you would want to hear if you fail.

When you call ETRH for your Drive Clean Emissions Test in Ontario, you can rely on our professionally trained technicians to explain where and what caused you to fail the test and how you can correct it. Rest assured; no other work will be done on your vehicle without your approval. Give us a call today!


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