Emissions Testing & Repairs
Emissions in Stafford, TX
Emission testing is required in most states these days, and one of the best ways to ensure you pass is to follow your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule. In addition, emissions maintenance can increase engine and vehicle efficiency and reduce the amount of harmful gasses released into the atmosphere.
At Sugar Creek Auto we specialize in emission repair and use up-to-date diagnostic equipment to test for everything from sensor problems to vacuum leaks. We are fully licensed and insured, and our mechanics are hand-picked for experience, courtesy and competence.
Most importantly, we pride ourselves on a strong record of providing honest service, affordable pricing and fast results, so you can "breathe easy" knowing we're the emissions experts.
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EMISSIONS TESTING PROCEDURES
Is your vehicle required to be emissions tested? All Texas registered vehicles are required to receive an annual inspection. All inspections include a comprehensive safety inspection; however some vehicles are required to have an emissions test in addition to the safety inspection.
Which vehicles are required to have the emissions test?
1. Vehicles registered in designated county. Designated counties include: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Travis, Williamson and El Paso counties.
2. Gasoline powered vehicles. Diesel powered vehicles and motorcycles are exempt from the emissions standards, but are still required to have the annual safety inspection.
3. Vehicles between 2 - 24 years old OR upon expiration of the 2 year initial inspection sticker
Beginning May 2003, residents of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Montgomery Counties must have their vehicles emissions system tested once a year using a new, improved testing system. Harris County residents began the new testing in 2002. This test is part of the annual safety inspection administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The reason for using the new emission test is to reduce air pollution caused by gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles that don't function properly.
What happens if a vehicle fails the new emissions test? A vehicle that fails the emissions test must be repaired so that it can pass a retest. Owners are responsible for making sure their vehicles are able to pass the test.