Arkansas Smog Check / Emissions Test
Arkansas does not have vehicle emissions test requirements. The state still offers guidance on vehicle emissions and reducing air pollution.
Incentives for Eco – Friendly Driving in Arkansas
Even though there are no vehicle emissions testing requirements in Arkansas, there are many reasons that Arkansas vehicle owners may want to consider maintaining their vehicle’s emissions control systems, besides just protecting the environment. For more information, contact a local DMV office below to learn about how vehicle owners can receive incentives for maintaining green driving habits.
Tax Deductions for Eco-Friendly Drivers in Arkansas
The State of Arkansas does not offer any tax credits or tax deductions for driving “eco-friendly” or “green” vehicles. However, with the recent tax overhaul bill that passed at the end of 2017 in the U.S Congress, the U.S. Federal Government decided to keep its $7500 Alternative Fuel Vehicle tax deduction. Vehicle owners can receive federal tax credits for the following types of alternative fuel vehicles:
- Electric cars
- Plug-in Hybrids
- Alternative fuel vehicles
Also, some insurance companies provide rate discounts for vehicle owners who drive “green” or “eco-friendly” vehicles and who practice environmentally – friendly driving habits. Some insurance carriers may provide as much as a 10% discount. Contact your insurance provider for further details. These discounts include:
- Hybrid vehicle discounts
- Alternative fuel discounts
- Economy vehicle discounts
- Low-mileage discounts
- Pay as you drive discounts
How to Reduce Driving Emissions & Pollution
Pollution kills upwards of 200,000 people every year in the U.S. Vehicle emissions test programs help but are not always enough. The State of Arkansas provides the public with air pollution and ozone warnings. When the state alerts residents of air quality incidents, there are several actions residents can take to protect themselves, their families, and environment:
- Stay indoors when possible
- Start a rideshare or carpool for work
- Work remotely or from home
- Adjust your thermostat up in the summer; down in the winter
- Use public transportation
- Ride a bike or walk more often
- Refuel your vehicle during cooler times of the day
- Don’t use lawn mowers and other gas-powered equipment
- Avoid the use of aerosol products, oil-based paints, and solvents.
- Do more with less trips; combine errands and schedule travel around multiple commitments
Find Smog Check Stations Near Me
Even though Arkansas does not have emissions testing requirements for residents, vehicle owners can still get an emissions test for their vehicle. Check our DMV & Emissions Testing in Arkansas pages below to find an emissions testing or an Arkansas DMV location in your area.
Smog Check Stations in Little Rock, Arkansas
The city of Little Rock in Pulaski county, Arkansas is the state capital and largest city in the state. The city is part of the Little Rock – Conway metropolitan area and has a population of 724,000. Check out our DMV & Emissions Testing Locations in Little Rock, Arkansas page to find a DMV or emissions testing location.
Smog Check Stations in Washington County, Arkansas
Washington county, Arkansas is in the Ozark Mountains. It’s part of the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Area. The county is the location of the University of Arkansas. Check out our DMV & Testing Locations in Washington County, Arkansas page to find a DMV or emissions testing location.