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Take care of your state vehicle inspection and emissions test at select Firestone Complete Auto Care locations. Call ahead to confirm that this service is offered near you!

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STATE VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

We're all about convenient car care at Firestone Complete Auto Care, which is why some of our locations offer safety and emissions inspections. Please note that state vehicle inspections are not performed at all locations. Call your store ahead of time to confirm that this service is offered and to schedule an appointment.

Inspections are conducted on a state-by-state basis and requirements vary. To renew your registration, some states require annual emissions inspections and put your car through in-depth safety tests. Other states just want to make sure that your vehicle emissions are within a certain range. Others don't even require safety inspections or for you to pass emissions in order to get your registration sticker. North Dakota, for instance, doesn't require smog or emissions testing at all! How do you know what your state requires? Take a look at the list below to learn about state vehicle inspection and emissions requirements in your area.

VEHICLE INSPECTION & EMISSIONS INFO BY STATE

ALABAMA

Alabama Department of Revenue

  • No emissions test required to register your vehicle
  • Requires a safety inspection prior to sale or ownership transfer
  • Inspections are performed at the Motor Vehicle Title and Tag office before registration

ALASKA

Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles

  • Emissions inspections are not required in Alaska as of March 1, 2012
  • A VIN or safety inspection may be required in some situations

ARIZONA

Arizona DOT

  • Vehicle emissions tests are required for drivers of 1967 or newer vehicles who live in or regularly commute to Phoenix and Tucson metro areas
  • Pre-1981 vehicles are tested annually; 1981+ vehicles are tested every other year

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

  • Annual vehicle inspections are not required

CALIFORNIA

California Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Smog check requirements vary by zip code but are required for all out-of-state vehicles
  • Emissions tests are not required for certain vehicles, like hybrids, electric cars, motorcycles, trailers, or diesel-powered vehicles 1997 year model and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 lbs

COLORADO

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

  • State car inspections and emissions testing are required in select counties biennially for model years 1982 and newer, annually for model years 1981 and older
  • Inspections are not required for some vehicles, including electric cars, hybrids, and cars that are less than seven years old

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Inspections & Emissions Testing

  • Statewide vehicle emissions testing is required every two years for vehicles four years or older, but the type of emissions test varies by vehicle
  • Watch out! CT automatically issues late fees if you don’t complete the test on time

DELAWARE

Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Statewide safety and emissions inspections are required every two years
  • Vehicles that are seven years old or newer are exempt from all testing

FLORIDA

Florida Safety and Motor Vehicles

  • Emissions testing is not required
  • VIN testing is required for out-of-state vehicles

GEORGIA

Georgia Vehicle Emissions Inspection & Maintenance

  • Some Atlanta metro counties require annual emissions testing

HAWAII

Hawaii Department of Transportation

  • Annual safety inspections are required for vehicles older than two years

IDAHO

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

  • Emissions testing is required every two years in Ada and Canyon Counties

ILLINOIS

Illinois Department of Transportation

  • Emissions testing is required in Chicago, Metro-East Saint Louis every two years
  • Safety inspections are required in select counties every two years

INDIANA

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

  • Emissions testing is required every two years in select counties

IOWA

  • No inspections are required

KANSAS

  • VIN inspections are required when registering out-of-state vehicles

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles

  • VIN inspections are required the first time you register a vehicle
  • No other inspections are required

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Motor Vehicle Inspection Requirements

  • Annual safety inspections are required
  • Annual emissions testing is only required in the Baton Rouge metro parishes

MAINE

Maine State Police Motor Vehicle Inspection

  • Annual statewide safety inspections are required
  • Annual emissions testing is only required in Cumberland County

MARYLAND

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

  • Safety inspections are required prior to the sale or transfer of vehicle ownership
  • Biennial emissions testing is required in select counties

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

  • Annual emissions testing is required for cars less than 15 years old; vehicles older than 15 years must undergo an opacity test to check if the tailpipe produces "visible smoke"
  • Annual safety checks are required

MICHIGAN

  • No inspections are required

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Driver & Vehicle Services

  • No inspections are required

MISSISSIPPI

  • Safety inspections are required for vehicles that have tinted windows

MISSOURI

Missouri State Highway Patrol Vehicle Inspection

  • Vehicles made within the last five years are not required to have safety inspections; after that, biennial safety inspections are required
  • Biennial emissions testing is only required in select counties

MONTANA

Montana Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Car inspections are not required

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Out-of-state vehicles are required to have safety and VIN inspections

NEVADA

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

  • State inspections for emissions are required in select areas

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles

  • Safety inspections and emissions inspections are required annually

NEW JERSEY

State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

  • Emissions tests are required for all vehicles every two years, with exception of newer cars
  • A safety inspection is required only for commercial vehicles

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Vehicle Department

  • Emissions inspections are required every two years in Bernalillo County

NEW YORK

New York Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Annual emissions and safety inspections are required and are completed at the same time

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles

  • Annual safety inspections are required
  • Annual emissions testing is required in select counties

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota DOT

  • No vehicle inspections are required

OHIO

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

  • Emissions tests are required in select metro areas
  • Frequency varies

OKLAHOMA

  • Oklahoma does not require smog or emissions testing

OREGON

Oregon.gov Vehicle Inspections

  • Biennial emissions tests are required in select metro areas

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

  • Emissions testing is required annually in select counties
  • Safety inspections are required annually and include VIN checks

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island DMV Safety & Emissions

  • Cars older than two years are required to undergo biennial safety inspections
  • Emissions tests are required every two years
  • VIN checks are required when registering an out-of-state vehicle

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

  • South Carolina does not require smog tests or vehicle inspections

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division

  • Emissions testing is not required

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

  • Annual emissions inspections are required in select counties

TEXAS

Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Annual emissions tests are required in select counties
  • Annual safety inspections are required in all counties on vehicles more than two years old

UTAH

Utah Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Emissions tests are required in select counties
  • Statewide safety inspections are done in time intervals, then annually after a certain point

VERMONT

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Annual safety inspections are required
  • Annual emissions tests are required in some areas

VIRGINIA

Virginia State Vehicle Inspections

  • Annual statewide safety inspections are required
  • Emissions tests are required every two years in some areas

WASHINGTON

Washington Vehicle Emissions Check Program

  • Emissions tests are required in certain counties

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia General Inspection Requirements

  • Annual safety inspections are required
  • If you already have an inspection sticker in New York, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, or Wyoming, you do not need an inspection in West Virginia until it expires

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin DMV Emissions Testing

  • Emissions tests are required in certain counties

WYOMING

Wyoming Department of Transportation

  • Emissions testing is not required
  • VIN car inspections are required for out-of-state vehicles

FIND VEHICLE INSPECTION STATIONS NEAR YOUR

Visit your local DMV website to learn more about the inspection requirements in your area. Then call your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to see if inspection services are offered near you!

 

 

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