What To Do If I Fail My Emission Test on My Car? Tips To Take IF You Don’t Pass Emissions

When your car fails the Georgia State Emission test, you may feel like you have no options. You either have to sink hundreds – maybe even thousands – of dollars in car repairs before you can pass the emission test again…or you could opt to put that money aside and just save up for another car.

Before you schedule that auto dealer visit, consider this: there are several options available to you to pass your emission test. Additionally, you may even quality for a state waiver, which can significantly decrease the burden on your bank account.

So what should you do if you fail your emission test on your car? Simple: use these simple tips and tricks:

• It helps to understand why you failed the emission test in the first place. Emission control devices have little impact on the overall drivability of your car, so you can have a perfectly fine car that doesn’t pass the emission test. It’s important to have a car that emits few emissions, as this is better for the environment.

• Be sure to ask your mechanic if he or she is on the “Repair Shop Report Card,” which is a list of auto mechanics available on the EPA website who are qualified for repairs that allow you to pass the emission test. This will give you a better idea of the repair services you can expect from the mechanic, as well as if you’re spending your money in the right place.

Ideally, you want to find a “Recognized Repair Technician,” as these are the mechanics who are approved for emission test repairs.

• Once you’ve had your repairs done, you should have the mechanic complete any necessary forms, which will be necessary to getting the emission test done for free. Yes, that’s right – if you can prove that you’ve gotten the necessary repairs done within 60 days of failing the emission test, you can re-take it at no cost. That’s exactly the kind of services that can help keep the cost of your car maintenance down.

• If the cost of repairing your car is too much of a burden on your wallet, you may qualify for a waiver from the state. If you have spent a minimum of $841 on your car, you can apply for a waiver to reduce the overall cost of taking the emission test.

Don’t despair if you fail your emission test – just use these tips and tricks to get your car back on the road!

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