emissions February 09, 2018

Emission Inspection Fairfax Station, VA

Is it time for your vehicle emission inspection in Fairfax Station, VA?

Any vehicle registered and kept in Fairfax County (or the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, or Stafford, or the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas or Manassas Park,) is required to meet Virginia emissions inspection requirements every other year along with the annual vehicle safety inspection. Any Virginia driver can come in to the Wiygul Automotive Clinic state-of-the-art inspection station for an emission inspection in Fairfax Station, VA.

There are several exceptions to the law.

  • First, if you recently moved to Virginia and are registering your vehicle for the first time and you have a current valid emissions certificate (performed in the last 12 months) from one of the following states, you can title and register it without a Virginia emissions inspection:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin

  • Any motorcycles
  • Qualified hybrid motor vehicles – Toyota Prius and Honda Insight model year 2007 or earlier, and the 2010 Toyota Prius. All Toyota Prius and Honda Insight models are subject to the $2 per year emissions fee when renewing their vehicle registration as required by the DEQ, Virginia Code § 46.2-1182.1
  • Vehicles exclusively powered by clean fuel, including compressed or liquefied natural gas, electricity, or solar energy
  • Vehicles 25 years old or older qualify as antique motor vehicles but are not required to display antique license plates to qualify for the emissions exemption.

Vehicle emission inspection in Fairfax Station, VA contributes to ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of harmful pollutants in our air and balance the natural elements of our atmosphere. In the future, we may have technology that calibrates our vehicle emissions as we drive to optimize fuel economy and minimize harmful catalytic byproducts. Emissions inspection in Fairfax Station, VA would be a thing of the past.

For now, when it’s your time for emission inspection in Fairfax Station, VA, make your way over to our Virginia state inspection center and let our ASE-Certified auto experts help you get safely back on the road.

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