Emissions Testing in Arizona

In Arizona, it is a legal requirement that you need to get your car emission inspected in order to register or renew your vehicle, and there are also circumstances where you will need a safety inspection. The emissions test must be completed no more than 90 days before you register your vehicle. If you need to get your vehicle inspected and the emissions tested in Arizona, then iAUTOHAUS BOSCH Authorized Service and Repair Center is the place to go. We have been proudly serving Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, and the Queen Creek areas since 1997. We also perform oil changes and other various repairs and services for a variety of vehicles.

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Arizona Emissions Test Requirements?

Per Arizona law, if you live in an emission test area, you must get your emission tested. However, if you live outside of these areas, you are not required to get your emission tested unless you work in an area that is part of the emission test area. All vehicles, unless they are exempt, that are the model year 1967 or newer must be emission tested in these areas. Some need to be tested every year while others need to be tested every two years. If you are in an emission test area, we will let you know how often you need to have your emission tested. Additionally, when you receive your registration renewal application from the Motor Vehicles Division, it will note if you need to have your emission tested by stating “Emission Test Required” on the paperwork.

What to Bring to Your Emission Test

Getting your emission tested is fairly easy, but you do need to know what to bring to your appointment. First, you should check your paperwork to ensure that you need to have your emission tested during the current year if it does not say that, then you do not need to bring it in for testing. When you come to the appointment, you should bring:

  • Your vehicle registration, title, or bill of sale from the previous year, or
  • The registration renewal application that you received in the mail or via email from the Motor Vehicles Division, and
  • The fee to pay for the test.

If your initial test results in a failure, you will also need to bring a copy of your vehicle inspection report from the first testing. On the back of this form should be any repair information that you had done in order to remedy the issue. If you have a locking gas tank on your vehicle, you will need to bring this for us to complete the test.

What Does a Safety Inspection in Arizona Entail?

The idea behind a safety inspection is to determine whether or not the vehicle being tested is safe enough to be driven and that all repairs have been done accurately. This is only a requirement for some vehicles, and if you are required to have an inspection you will need:

  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle
  • Your valid driver license
  • Invoices or receipts for any components of the vehicle that you have gotten replaced or repaired.

Types of Inspections

There are three different levels of vehicle inspections in Arizona:

  • Level I – This level is for vehicles from out of state, with a bonded title, or without registration or proof of titles. There is no fee for this when the inspection is done at an MVD office, but you may be charged a fee if you go elsewhere. Certain law enforcement officers can conduct this inspection as well.
  • Level II – This is a secondary inspection for those that need further testing after Level I. It must be performed by a certified ADOT agent and the cost is $20. This is an appointment that cannot be scheduled and is performed on a needed basis. If it is determined that the next level of testing is required, you will have to pay an additional $30.
  • Level III – The fee for this inspection is $50 and works much like a Level II inspection in terms of where, when, and by whom it can be performed. This is usually for a vehicle that has been in an accident, have been recovered after being stolen, or one that is a restored salvage.

iAUTOHAUS is an Emissions Testing Location in Arizona

Since these are legal requirements in the state, you must abide by the laws if your vehicle is due for an inspection. iAUTOHAUS can set up an appointment for your emission or safety testing, or you can stop in for service at a time that is most convenient for your schedule. Be sure to check out our auto repair specials.

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