Georgia State Emissions Test
Here at Neighborhood Tire Pros in Decatur, Suwanee, and Marietta, GA, we are your source for honest and professional Georgia State Emissions Testing in the Metro Atlanta area.
In 2021, vehicle models made from 1997 through 2018 that are gasoline-powered vehicles and light-duty trucks (weighing less than 8,500 pounds) that are registered in the following counties are required to have an emissions test performed annually in order to renew your car’s registration:
- Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding or Rockdale County.
If you have recently purchased or moved a vehicle into the 13 counties listed above, you need to have proof of passing an emissions inspection within the last 12 months the car must be registered within 30 days, or 7 days if purchased from a non-registered dealer.
An emissions test here at our Georgia Clean Air Force Facility will test the following:
- Your car’s on-board diagnostics system to check your vehicle’s emissions control performance history
- A fuel cap inspection to ensure adequate seal
- A visual inspection of the catalytic converter to check for tampering or removal
If your vehicle is well maintained, chances are you will pass your annual inspection. However, a vehicle with an emissions-related issue will likely not pass, because it will exceed permitted emissions levels. In the instance that your vehicle fails its initial testing, we will provide you with the repairs that are needed to get your vehicle to meet emissions standards. We can perform those repairs for you right here at our shop, and retest once the repairs are complete.
The best rule of thumb is to have your vehicle tested early, around four to six weeks prior to your registration renewal date every year. This gives you time to have any potential issues fixed should your car fail its test. Also, don’t forget to bring your vehicle into our nearest location for general maintenance and preventative services to ensure that your car passes its yearly inspection every time.
If you need a Georgia State Emissions Test, bring your vehicle into your local Neighborhood Tire Pros shop in Decatur, Suwanee, or Marietta, GA, or schedule your visit online today!