Arizona Emissions

Believe it or not, one of the best times to get your vehicle emissions tested is on Saturday afternoons. You’d think that Saturday afternoon would be when everybody is crossing off items from their to-do list, but you’d be mistaken. Take our advice and get your emissions test done on a Saturday.

The fees for emissions testing in Phoenix vary depending on when your car was made, and the type. For most vehicles 1981 or newer the fee is $27.75 and for most other vehicles (except for heavy-duty-diesels) is $19.00. The exception is that heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions testing is $28.00 (for 8,500 lbs or more). Vehicles in the Tucson area have it easy! For you, the emissions testing is only $12.25.

You’re in luck! You can pay with any credit card, including American Express. So you can take that Costco card you always use.

Concerned about waiting in line? These are the recommended times to go:

  • Monday-Friday from 5-7pm
  • Saturday 2-5pm
  • Mid-month

All locations have the same hours, which are:

  • Monday-Friday from 8am-7pm
  • Saturday from 8am-5pm
  • Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

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