Many states are starting to require emissions testing in Murfreesboro before you register your vehicle as a way to reduce smog and air pollution. Typically, you only need to take your car in to be tested every other year, although the requirements vary by state.
In most states that require testing, you will get a notice when you get the bill for your vehicle registration that tells you that your car needs to pass an emissions test before you can register it. Testing usually costs less than $20.00, although again, that cost can vary by state.
Most states have a number of different testing facilities set up where you can take your vehicle to have it tested. These facilities should be listed on the notice that you receive with your registration. Alternatively, you can also search online to find the testing location that is closest to your home. After all, you don’t want to have to drive further than necessary to have your car tested.
The testing facility itself is generally set up somewhat like the drive-through at a bank with different lanes that people can pull in. When it is your turn for testing, you pull up to the designated spot and exit your vehicle. There is usually an area where you are told to wait. While you wait, an attendant will test your vehicle to make sure that it is in compliance with emissions requirements for your state.
After the test, you will receive a piece of paper that states whether or not your vehicle passed the test. If it did pass, you could register it as usual. If not, you will need to make any necessary upgrades or repairs to make your vehicle compliant with emissions standards. After the repairs, you will need to take it in again for emissions testing until you are able to pass.