Emissions Testing Emissions testing is required for vehicles that operate or commute in Bernalillo County. Local law states that vehicles manufactured after 1979 are required to complete an emissions test every two years and at change of ownership.
Albuquerque is committed to motor vehicle pollution management. Emissions testing is conducted throughout the Albuquerque metropolitan area.
Our goal at Quik Check Emissions is to remove the hassle & worry of mandatory emissions tests & make them a quick & easy process for you.
Emissions Requirements. Emissions testing is required of motor vehicles registered or commuting in Bernalillo County. All 1983 and newer motor vehicles up to 10,000 lbs GVW must pass an emission test every two years and at change of ownership. Gas-electric hybrid vehicles are required to be tested every two years as well and can be tested at any certified Air Care Station.
In the United States, emissions standards are managed nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). State and local governments may apply for waivers to enact stricter regulations.
Operations. A number of states and localities have enacted regulations that limit the amount of time that engines are permitted to idle. A list of idling regulations, and a companion cab card are available from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Also see the Engine Emissions (Truck, Idling) topic page within TERC for more information.
Got a few minutes? Take our brief survey. Which vehicles have to be tested? For 2018 vehicle registration, if your vehicle is a 1994 – 2015 model year gasoline-powered car or light-duty truck (8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less) registered in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding or Rockdale County, it must be ...
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Self-service Emissions Testing Kiosks . There are self-service On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II testing kiosks available for public use at 16 of the full-service E-Check station locations.