service areas July 03, 2018

Emissions Inspection Clinton MD

Nearly all Clinton, MD trucks, and autos have to pass a VA Emissions Inspection if they regularly operate on Virginia roads and highways. The VA DMV divides vehicles into categories determined by the fuel they consume, gasoline or diesel. Each successful Pass of the Emissions Inspection is valid for two years.

Gasoline-powered passenger trucks, autos, and property haulers have to Pass the inspection if they have a Manufacturer’s Designated Gross Weight Rating of 10,000 pounds or less and are a model less than 25 years old from before January 1st of the current calendar year. As an example, a 1994 Honda Civic is a part of this category, but a 1993 Chevrolet Silverado is just outside the January 1st 2018 cut-off, so this Clinton, MD vehicle receives a Waiver from the VA Emissions Inspection.

All 1997 and newer model, diesel-powered passenger autos, trucks, and property-haulers have to Pass the VA Emissions Inspection if they also have a Manufacturer’s Designated Gross Weight Rating of 8,500 pounds or less. However, if the vehicle is heavier than 8,500 pounds, it receives a Waiver from the DMV. A Waiver is also awarded to 1996 or older models.

Wiygul Automotive Clinics perform each state inspection as a continuation of the customer service tradition began by James Wiygul, our grandfather, more than 60 years ago. He began his career in the automotive world with a strong set of principles, and his first, to "Never Lie, Cheat or Steal, Ever," continues to lead us today.

Oscar Wiygul Sr. opened our first Automotive Clinic in 1976, in Alexandria, with his wife, Sue. They are still part of the business today, although they prefer to answer to Grandpa and Grandma whenever possible. Four decades and thousands of customers later, we have dozens of auto technicians and service writers at our four Clinic locations to support every vehicle owner in Clinton, MD with a VA Emissions Inspection that puts them back on the road swiftly and efficiently.

At each Clinic, technicians are trained and experienced in servicing all major domestic and foreign automotive brands. From now through the end of May, we are offering a $14.00 coupon off every VA Emissions Inspection, that you can download from our website. Before you bring in your vehicle, keep in mind that we perform Emissions Inspections only on a first-come-first-serve basis. You should plan on blocking the entire afternoon or morning to prevent missing other appointments. The shortest wait time is usually in the middle two weeks of every month.

Call us today at 866-702-8050 if you have a question about our emissions inspections or any other automotive service. We are ready to inspect your vehicle at any of our Virginia Automotive Clinics in Alexandria, Burke, Herndon, or Reston.


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