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FAQs on Emissions Testing

FAQs on Emissions Testing

Are you a new resident of Texas or a new car-owner in Texas? If so, you should probably familiarize yourself with the basics of vehicle inspections and testing laws. Before a vehicle can become registered in the state of TX, it must pass inspection and may require an emissions test as well. What is an emissions test? Emissions tests (also known as smog checks) measure the level of pollutants, such as hydrocarbons, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen, that are present in the vehicle's exhaust system. Do I need an emissions test? Yes. Currently, more than 33 states require some level of testing on registered vehicles, including Texas.  How long does emissions testing take? Emissions testing typically takes anywhere between 15-30 minutes. Since there's no standard national test — each state sets its own requirements on what needs to be done. It also depends on where you choose to have it done. How much are emissions testing fees? Depending on your locality, the em ... read more