Category: Georgia

Georgia – General Emissions Information

The state of Georgia requires its residents to have their vehicles emissions tested.  There are many commonly asked questions concerning the Georgia emissions program.  In this section we will review some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

If I buy a new vehicle do I need to have my emissions tested?

If you are buying a new vehicle which was manufactured within the past three years you do not currently need to have its emissions tested.

Does everyone in Georgia need to have their emissions tested on their vehicle?

If you are a resident in one of the following counties you are required to participate in the Georgia emissions program: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding or Rockdale County.

What if I am buying a used car?

If you are purchasing a used car and you live within one of the counties that is required to participate in the emissions program, the seller is required to have vehicle pass an emissions test at the time of the sale.  The seller is not required to give you a copy of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection report.  The report is on record in electronic format at the tag office.

What I purchased a vehicle from out of state?

If you purchased a vehicle from out of state you must have the emissions tested within thirty days before you will be allowed to register your vehicle in the state of Georgia.  This applies to residents who live in one of the aforementioned counties.

Are there any exemptions?

If you are a senior citizen who is sixty five years old or older and you meet certain requirements concerning how many miles you drive annually and the vehicle you may qualify for an exemption.

If your vehicle is twenty five years old or older it is exempt from emissions testing.

What if I have moved to one of the counties that require emissions testing?

If you moved to one of the counties that requires emissions testing you must have it done within thirty days and you must get your vehicle registered within thirty days also.

 How much does it cost to have an emissions inspection for my vehicle?

The cost for an emissions inspection is between $10 to $25.  When you pull into a station there will be an emissions inspection sign which will have the fee posted on it.

Can I do anything to prepare my vehicle for the emissions inspection?

If your ‘check engine’ light is on it is recommended you have a service center/mechanic take a look at it to determine and fix the cause.

 

 

 

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Georgia – Emissions Testing Hours & Schedule

The Georgia emissions inspection testing program hours and schedule is dependent upon which testing location you are planning on attending.  You can see a list of the different locations HERE and call the location you are going to bring your vehicle to for emissions testing to see what their hours are.  Most emissions testing locations are closed on holidays.

There are some tips for you in order to avoid having a long waiting for your emissions inspection.  You should try to come at an offpeak time.  Peak times are before and after work and during the lunch hour.  Other times would have significantly less wait time.  You should also try to avoid coming the first few or the last few days of the month.  These days tend to have higher traffic and emission inspection wait times can increase.  The middle of the week has less traffic.

You can call the emissions testing inspection station you plan on attending and ask them to recommend the best time to come in.  Some stations may also allow you to schedule an appointment so you can ask them if that option is available.   You can find a large list of emissions inspection areas in Georgia on this page.

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Georgia – Emissions Testing Locations

In Georgia there are full time emissions testing centers.  These centers will test your emissions and provide you with a passing grade or if your vehicle fails provide you with paperwork telling you why your vehicle failed the inspection.  The following are the full time emissions centers:

Gwinnett County
Peachtree Office Center
1810 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Suite 239
Duluth, GA 30097Fulton County
Camp Creek Business Center
(enter via Centre Parkway)
3800 Camp Creek Parkway
Building 2400, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30331DeKalb County
Executive Park
17 Executive Park Drive
Suite 510
Atlanta, GA 30329

Cobb County
Chastain Center Business Park
60 Chastain Center Boulevard
Building 60, Suite 64
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Clayton County
The Executive Center
1115 Mt. Zion Road
Suite EC-12
Morrow, GA 30260

 

There are also local garages, repair shops, service centers throughout Georgia.  Here is a list of some of these locations.  It is recommended you call ahead to ensure they are still participating in emissions inspection testing and to find out what their fee is and what their available hours/schedule is:

RICHARD’s AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR INC
2965 Lower Union Hill Road
Canton, GA 30115
Phone: 770.475.1379
RICK’s PRO EMISSIONS & TIRES
3247 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770.479.2522
SPEEDEMISSIONS INC.
213 Riverstone Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 678.880.0361
VAUGHN’s EXXON
2625 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770.479.5813
NORTH CANTON CHEVRON
50 Riverstone Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770.479.8921
SOUTH FLATS AUTOMOTIVE, LTD
7325 Hickory Flat Hwy
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 770.345.2007
SPEEDEMISSIONS INC.
9072 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: 770.928.4976
WOOD-FULLERTON STORES, LLC
2465 Towne Lake Pkwy
Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: 770.928.5959
BABS EMISSIONS, INC
9378 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 770.516.5601
TOWNE LAKE EMISSIONS
6479 Bells Ferry Road
Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: 770.924.1440
KLEEN AIR OF GEORGIA EMISSIONS III
5469 Riverdale Road
College Park, GA 30349
Phone: 770.996.7125
ADAMSON AUTOMOTIVE SALES SERVICE AND EMISSIONS
2549 Old Rex Morrow Rd
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Phone: 404.366.9193
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS INC
571 Forest Parkway
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 404.366.4394
AUTO TECH & BODY WORK INC
3937 Jonesboro Road
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 404.363.1277
CERTIFIED AUTO REPAIR SERVICE INC
4210 Jonesboro Road
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 404.361.6101
PRECISION TUNE AUTO CARE
4772 Jonesboro Road
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 404.361.1383
KLEEN AIR OF GEORGIA EMISSIONS
4466 Jonesboro Rd
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 404.361.1700
BUDDY’s TIRE & SERVICE CENTER
9284 South Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770.478.1150
EMISSIONS ONLY INC
181-B South Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 678.379.0702
BATTLE CREEK BP
7297 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770.477.9800
SPEEDEMISSIONS INC.
8405 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30238
Phone: 678.479.5783
JD FULL SERVICE AUTO REPAIR
6541 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770.473.9993
MCGEE’s
5731 Trammell Rd
Lake City, GA 30260
Phone: 404.608.1454
AFFORDABLE EMISSIONS
2058 Mt. Zion Blvd
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: 770.477.0591
ALLAN VIGIL FORD LINCOLN INC.
6790 Mt. Zion Blvd
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: 678.364.3673
RIVERDALE EMISSION AND AUTOMOTIVE
6464 Highway 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: 770.994.9895
RAPID PASS EMISSIONS
6262 Riverdale Road
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: 770.991.0480
JAZZY AUTO IMAGING
8410 Highway 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: 770.603.1116
SPEEDEMISSIONS, INC
6925 Highway 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: 770.996.5390
JIFFY LUBE # 2109
6579 Highway 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: 770.996.1738
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
3826 Cobb Pkwy
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770.529.4859
CREEKSIDE EMISSIONS
3140 Cobb Pkwy
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770.529.1747
EXECUTIVE CAR WASH
3471 Cobb Parkway
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770.426.8344
TOM’s AUTO REPAIR AND EMISSIONS
4009 Lake Acworth Drive
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770.966.0093
JIFFY LUBE  #2312
4320 Mcclure Road Nw
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770.974.4044
AGAPE AUTO & TRANS INC.
1731-B Veterans Memorial Hwy
Austell, GA 30168
Phone: 770.948.2779
OMEGA CENTRAL CO. LLC
2391 Clay Road
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: 770.627.5862
CLAY ROAD EMISSIONS
5010 Austell Road
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: 770.627.5391
AKAYA EMISSIONS, LLC
1355 East-West Connector
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: 678.398.5205
AUSTELL EMISSION CENTER
4612-3 Austell Road
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: 770.944.6247
$20 EMISSION EXPRESS
550 Ernest Barrett Pkwy
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770.420.0631
KENNESAW EMISSIONS CENTER
2514 Cobb Parkway North
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: 770.528.6004
JIFFY LUBE #2145
4140 Cherokee Street Nw
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770.427.8277
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
4420 Wade Green Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 678.797.9048
KENNESAW TIRE CO, INC
2850 South Main St
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770.422.8067
PSW EMISSIONS
1186 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770.944.6202
HARVEY’s EMISSIONS
792 Veteran Memorial Hwy
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770.819.3345
FAST EMISSIONS
5636 Mableton Pkwy
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770.819.5110
JIFFY LUBE #2116
5547 Floyd Road
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770.944.3929
BANKHEAD EMISSIONS
1330 Veterans Memorial Highway
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770.745.5133
BELLS FERRY CAR CARE
2551 Bells Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770.427.8554
EAST COBB EMISSIONS  #30
4665 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: 770.565.7827
JEFF TIMBS AUTOMOTIVE LLC
2093 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770.424.9724
HIGH TECH TRANSMISSION & MUFFLER
1200 South Cobb Dr
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.428.7474
FRANKLIN AUTO REPAIR
890 Franklin Rd Se
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 678.354.2515
EXPRESS OIL CHANGE, LLC
168 Barrett Parkway
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770.424.6924
WILMOTT’s EMISSION TESTING
2688 Austell Road
Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: 678.842.5887
GINO AUTO SERVICE
1077 Hagood Cir
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770.792.7051
JIFFY LUBE  #2114
1605 Cobb Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.426.6806
RANDY’s AUTOMOTIVE INC.
640 Merritt Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770.218.2123
JETT SERVICE STATION, INC.
556 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.422.8428
FAST TIRE SERVICE LLC
1045 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.933.3988
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC.
686 1/2 Powder Springs Street
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 678.581.0553
SPEEDEMISSIONS INC.
731 Powder Springs Street
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 770.426.6235
SPEEDEMISSIONS INC.
2720 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 678.560.2634
QUICK LUBE
3103 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770.579.9294
CRANE EMISSION AND TIRES
1200 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.818.2355
JIFFY LUBE  #1393
4200 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770.977.4180
WEATHERBY AUTO EMISSIONS INC
1975 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770.971.1650
ENTERPRISE AUTO MAINTENANCE INC
1035 Wylie Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.427.6526
RAPID ROTATION, INC
1580 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: 770.977.9779
MEISTER LEE AUTO REPAIR, INC.
1891 Terrell Mill Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.850.9020
A & W AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
1710 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.424.8033
GA EMISSIONS, INC.
2200 Powder Springs Road
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 678.797.0640
SPEEDEMISSIONS, INC.
2887 Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 678.594.7490
JIFFY LUBE #61
1755 Cobb Pkwy South
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.952.8348
ARNOLD’s AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SERVICE INC.
64 Shawnee Trail Se
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.578.8447
QUICK LUBE SERVICE CENTER LLC
557 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: 770.973.1643
COBB ENERGY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
1000 Emc Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678.355.3376
WHITLOCK BP SERVICE CENTER
704 Whitlock Ave
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 770.425.9304
PAPA’s EMISSION ALL VEHICLES WELCOME
805 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.627.3761
MERCHANTS WALK CHEVRON
4249 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770.971.6151
PEP BOYS #0106
1531 Cobb Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.956.8453
GIVENS AUTO EMISSIONS
1955 Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770.528.3888
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
1280 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: 770.565.1915
ED VOYLES HONDA
2103 Cobb Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.951.2211
A1 EMISSIONS, INC
2561 Windy Hill Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.984.1230
JIFFY LUBE # 2127
2550 Delk Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.953.8298
PREMIER SERVICE CENTER-WEST COBB
1280 Powder Springs Road
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 770.428.2520
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
2745 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770.973.6543
RITE PRICE AUTO REPAIR
4853 Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770.928.3877
AMERICAN DRIVE SHAFT SERVICE INC
765 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.499.9804
B. W.  EMISSION TESTING
3731 Austell Road
Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: 770.438.1453
J S EMISSIONS
2561 Austell Road
Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: 678.275.2078
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
2932 Canton Road Ne
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770.499.2122
SAIA PETROLEUM
3930 Austell-Powder Springs Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: 678.567.9431
UNLIMITED AUTOMOTIVE CARE INC
3235 Powder Springs Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: 770.222.8721
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
4704 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: 678.352.0907
SPEEDEMISSIONS INC.
2625 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 770.432.9447
EXPRESS OIL CHANGE
3426 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 770.434.1944
COOPERLAKE CHEVRON
4360 South Cobb Dr.
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 770.432.0203
WADE FORD INC.
3860 South Cobb Dr
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 770.436.1200
MADI’s CAR WASH, INC
4928 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 770.805.9900
QUICK CARE AUTOMOTIVE, LLC
253 Oaklawn Circle
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.252.9400
EMISSIONS TO GO
445 Hwy 29 N
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.683.7646
MANNING & SON AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICE INC
157 Temple Ave
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.251.5199
R.M. KITCHENS AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
208 Greenville Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.253.7969
AUTO EMISSION & REPAIR
1366 Highway 29 South
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.252.8353
BRAKE CENTER & MUFFLER
182 Greenville Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.502.8780
AUTO EMISSIONS EXPRESS, LLC
1215 Bullsboro Drive
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: 770.251.8500
EMISSIONS TO GO
46 Greenville Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.683.8700
AUTO EMISSIONS EXPRESS LLC
3079 Highway 34 East
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: 770.251.9226
PRECISION TUNE AUTO CARE
130 Jefferson St
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.252.4755
AUTO EMISSIONS EXPRESS, LLC
764 Bullsboro Drive
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: 678.423.0051
GREISON TRAIL EMISSIONS
101 Greison Trail
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.304.3637
AUTO EMISSIONS EXPRESS, LLC
15 Mccollum Village Parkway
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: 770.254.0003
PEEK’s GARAGE, INC
510 Main Street
Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: 770.463.3201
COWETA CAR CARE
71 Mcintosh Trail
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
Phone: 770.254.1618
DISCOUNT EMISSIONS
3444 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404.343.4304
SPEEDEMISSIONS, INC.
2909 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404.633.8820
IN AND OUT EMISSIONS
2893 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404.982.0756
GRANT’s AUTO SERVICE CTR
1226 Custer Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: 404.627.0001
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
4120 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404.636.9866
TR EMISSIONS
3259 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 770.722.3506
MCCURLEY’s SHELL
2080 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404.636.2950
JIFFY LUBE #62
1343 Dunwoody Village Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone: 770.396.2539
J & E ENTERPRISES LLC
2526 Gresham Road
Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: 404.244.0035
JIFFY LUBE # 2118
2138 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404.728.0591
K & M FOREIGN & DOMESTIC AUTO
2195 Briarcliff Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404.633.1677
WING AUTO SERVICE
4034 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404.633.9202
JUST EMISSIONS/BRIARCLIFF
1786 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: 404.874.6653
RIGHT CAR
2626 Shallowford Rd
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404.248.1772
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC
3301 Northlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 770.493.1377
RALLYE AUTO SALES & REPAIRS
3878 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404.315.7047
D & G EMISSION LLC
3484-B Chamblee Tucker Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.837.2869
BROWN AUTO SERVICE LLC
4761 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.457.6113
JIFFY LUBE #2106
5017 Buford Hwy
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.451.4480
EXPRESS OIL CHANGE
5722 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.451.2414
VIIP, LLC – CHAMBLEE SHELL STATION
5404 Peachtree Ind Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.458.2411
EMISSION EXPRESS INC
4406 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.457.3411
EMBRY HILLS CHEVRON
3530 Chamblee Tucker Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.491.8051
GEORGETOWN TIRE & AUTO SERVICE
3640 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.452.0921
WORLD TOYOTA
5800 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 678.547.9100
AUTO SHOP
2277 Mundy Drive
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.452.7372
JIFFY LUBE  #907
5559 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.454.6163
JIFFY LUBE #2103
5772 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770.457.0132
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK, INC.
3555 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.286.4492
AFTER DARK EXHAUST & BRAKE
1835 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.286.2400
DOUBLE A AUTO SERVICES
3901 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.534.2278
ONE STOP EMISSIONS
4390 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.508.0507
HIT ONE EMISSION
2832 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404.299.9970
MIGHTY MUFFLER OF CANDLER ROAD
2050 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.288.8800
VAN DOVER ENTERPRISES, INC
3334 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.288.6200
NATIONWIDE DISCOUNT MUFFLERS AND BRAKES
1694 Scott Blvd
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404.315.0095
QUICK STOP EMISSIONS
4918 Covington Hwy
Decatur, GA 30035
Phone: 404.284.2828
ACE EMISSIONS TESTING COMPANY
3901 Flat Shoals Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 404.241.1100
EXPRESS OIL CHANGE
2555 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.241.1094
DAD’s EMISSIONS
1707 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404.294.6644
DOUBLE A EMISSION
4101-A Covington Hwy
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.286.4051
MEDLOCK GULF
1489 Scott Blvd
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404.377.2285
DEKRA EMISSION CHECK
2375 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30035
Phone: 770.808.1252
EMISSION PRO
2430 Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.284.8233
AUTO 285 EMISSIONS, AUTO SALES
4527 Glenwood Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.288.1600
EMISSIONS R US
4979 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 678.518.0660
QUICK STOP EMISSIONS, LLC
4800 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.296.3300
AUTO ACCESS EMISSIONS
2924 Rainbow Dr
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 404.328.0006
FRAYS AUTO SERVICE
2757 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 404.288.4332
MEINEKE DISCOUNT MUFFLER
4062 Glenwood Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404.288.6766

There are also part time testing centers located in the metro Atlanta area.  To find out where these centers are please call 1-800-449-2471.

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Tips for Passing Emissions Testing in Georgia

In Georgia, residents are required to have their vehicles pass an emissions test before they can be registered. There are a few tips you can use to help prepare your vehicle before the test day arrives.

One of the most common reasons why vehicles don’t pass the emissions test is because of vehicle malfunctions. Such things as a malfunction in the components in your vehicle that regulate air/fuel ratio, dirty air filters, misfiring spark plugs, leaks in the vehicles vacuum system, or an ill-fitting fuel cap.

  • Have your oil changed on a regular basis
  • When replacing your fuel cap, do so tightly
  • Make sure the sealing parts of your fuel cap are clean and in good repair
  • Keep your vehicles tires inflated properly
  • Transmission problems are directly related to the emissions control system, have your vehicle inspected anytime the check engine light comes on
  • Make sure to search for recalls, technical service bulletins, and manufacturer warranties regarding your emissions control system

Note: Federal law requires emissions control systems on 1995 and newer model year vehicles to be warranted by the manufacturer for two years or 24,000 miles. Federal law also requires the OBD computer and catalytic converter on 1995 and newer vehicles to be warranted by the manufacturer for eight years or 80,000 miles. Many vehicle manufacturers provide extended warranty coverage beyond what is required by federal law. Consult your vehicle owner’s warranty manual for coverage information.

Source: cleanairforce.com

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Georgia Car Insurance

In order to drive legally residents of the state of Georgia must meet a host of state requirements concerning car insurance. Every vehicle registered in the state of Georgia is required by state law to maintain $25,000 in individual bodily injury coverage, $50,000 in per accident bodily injury coverage and $25,000 in property damage coverage. The state also requires vehicles with an active loan to carry more than the state minimum though the exact levels can be set by the lender. These types of insurance, known as liability insurance, will help pay for any damage or injuries sustained by other drivers in an accident that is cause by the policy holder. Liability coverage does not cover the policy holder or the vehicle in an at-fault accident and as such if a driver chooses to carry only the state required amount of insurance coverage they will be responsible for their own injuries and for the damage to their vehicle should they cause an accident. Before an automobile can be registered, or the registration of a vehicle renewed, with the Georgia DMV it must first meet state minimum insurance requirements. As a tort state Georgia does not require its residents to purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance nor does it require them to purchase personal injury protection though many residents choose to add these types of coverage to their policy anyway so that the financial burden of an accident will be minimal.

Although these requirements generally apply to all vehicle owners in Georgia there are a few exceptions where the owner of a vehicle may be exempt from adhering to state insurance laws. A vehicle registered in Georgia will be exempt for example

-if the owner has moved out of state

-if the vehicle was repossessed or stolen

-if the vehicle is inoperable

-if the vehicle was wrecked or junked

-if the vehicle was sold

-if the owner has been deployed over seas

 

In most cases the Georgia DMV will not be aware of a vehicle’s change in status so if a vehicle owner wants to avoid the state’s mandatory insurance requirement they will have to notify the DMV of the new status on their own.

 

Georgia, like most other states, has a few different penalties in place to dissuade residents from attempting to drive without car insurance. The maximum penalty a resident can receive for failing to maintain required levels of minimum coverage is a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail though this point is reached in only a small minority of cases. Since driving without insurance in Georgia is a misdemeanor the driver could even have their car impounded if they are pulled over and found to be driving without insurance. Most Georgia residents that are penalized because of the car insurance are done so because they have allowed their insurance to lapse. The state of Georgia strictly defines a lapse as a period of 10 or more days without continuous coverage on a vehicle. This means that if a driver cancels a policy or fails to make a payment they typically have up to 10 days to bring their coverage back into good standing with state law. If a driver allows their insurance to lapse they will be fined a lapse fee of $25 and will be required to pay a reinstatement fee in order to have the registration unsuspended. These fees will continue to increase with each subsequent offense and can ultimately result in a 6 month suspension of the vehicles registration. In most states a driver can also be penalized for failing to carry proof of insurance with them while driving but in Georgia carrying proof of insurance is not a legal requirement though it is still recommended. When a Georgia resident is pulled over by a law enforcement officer the officer can immediately access the driver’s insurance information through the DMV database and will immediately know if they have active insurance on the vehicle that they are driving.

In many ways Georgia is one of the most progressive states when it comes to sharing information between the DMV, the insurance companies and the millions of Georgia residents that drive a vehicle. In some states it can be hard for a driver to be proactive about updating their insurance information but in Georgia residents can access the state insurance database and make sure that all of their information on file is currently correct. The state uses this database to monitor insurance coverage and since it requires auto insurance companies to provide the policy information of Georgia drivers the database is always up to date. When a vehicle owner allows the insurance on their vehicle to lapse the insurance company will report the change in situation to the state and unless the driver provides new proof of insurance within the required ten days they run the risk of being penalized for having a lapse in insurance coverage.

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Georgia – Emissions Failures and Retests

If your vehicle fails the Georgia emissions testing inspection you will be required to get your vehicle repaired and retested.  The state of Georgia takes into consideration how old your vehicle is as well as the emissions components that were available when your vehicle was manufactured when they set their emissions testing standards.

You will have a period of thirty days from the date you failed the inspection to get your vehicle repaired and retested if you want the retest to be free.  If you take longer than thirty days to get your vehicle retested you will be required to pay the emissions testing fee again.

You may be eligible for a vehicle repair waiver if you meet the following requirements:

REPAIR WAIVER REQUIREMENTS
• The vehicle does not pass the initial inspection. The initial inspection cannot be
more than one year old (12 months) or associated with a previous Repair Waiver or
registration renewal.
• Emission-related repairs must meet or exceed the Repair Waiver limit amount of
$819.
• The retested vehicle must show improvement in all the areas it failed on the first
test as well as pass the areas it passed on the first.
• Emission-related repairs can be performed up to 60 days prior to the initial
inspection.
• Repair receipts from each emission-related repair attempt can be considered toward
a Repair Waiver as long as each receipt is dated 60 days before or after the
corresponding failed emission test.
• Repair receipts must be from a repair facility possessing a valid business license.
– All emission-related repairs, including a diagnostic analysis, parts, and labor
can be used toward the Repair Waiver limit amount.
– Labor costs from a company not possessing a business license will not count
toward the Repair Waiver limit amount.
– If required, the repair facility’s business license must be obtainable.
– If repairs are performed by the owner, only the cost of parts will be
considered toward the Repair Waiver limit amount.
• Repairs and parts must be itemized and identifiable for consideration.
• Receipts must identify the vehicle (VIN, year, make and model OR tag number,
make and model).

If you have questions concerning the waiver process you can reach customer service at 1-800.449.2471

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