If you live in metro Phoenix, Arizona, you know that emissions testing is required for all vehicles. But what if you don’t know where to go to get your emissions tested? Or what if you’re not sure what kind of emissions test your vehicle needs?
Don’t worry, I’m here to help! In this article, I’ll provide you with a list of emissions test locations in metro Phoenix, as well as information on the different types of emissions tests that are available.
Where to Get Your Emissions Tested
There are many ADEQ locations where you can get your emissions tested in Phoenix. Here’s the official list of locations.
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ): ADEQ operates a number of emissions testing stations throughout the Phoenix area.
Types of Emissions Tests
There are two types of emissions tests that are required in metro Phoenix: the OBD II test and the IM147 test.
The OBD II test is a computer-based test that checks for emissions-related problems with your vehicle. The IM147 test is a drive-cycle test that measures the emissions of your vehicle while it is being driven.
If your vehicle is newer than 1996, you will only need to take the OBD II test. If your vehicle is older than 1996, you will need to take both the OBD II test and the IM147 test.
How to Prepare for Your Emissions Test
There are a few things you can do to prepare for your emissions test:
- Make sure that your vehicle is in good working order. This includes having a clean air filter, properly inflated tires, and a properly tuned engine.
- Make sure that your vehicle has enough fuel. You will need to have at least one-quarter of a tank of gas in your vehicle in order to take the emissions test.
- Make sure that you have your vehicle’s registration and insurance information with you.
What to Expect at the Emissions Testing Station
When you arrive at the emissions testing station, you will need to provide your vehicle’s registration and insurance information. You will also need to pay the emissions testing fee.
The emissions test will take a few minutes to complete. Once the test is complete, you will be given a pass or fail sticker. If your vehicle passes the test, you will be able to renew your vehicle registration. If your vehicle fails the test, you will need to have the emissions-related problems fixed before you can renew your vehicle registration.