Beginning in February, 2004, motorists in
York, Lancaster and several other surrounding counties
began a vehicle emission program that required most
vehicles be emission inspected before having
state safety inspection. The Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania had been under the gun for quite some time
to institute emission inspection in a wider area. York,
Lancaster and Lebanon counties were among those counties
What does this mean to you? When
your inspection comes due, you have the same three
months prior to your inspection expiration date, to
bring your vehicle to us. The age of your vehicle and
the amount of miles you drive determines what emission
test your vehicle receives. After verifying you have a
current registration and insurance coverage, we first
test your vehicle’s emission system.
If it passes, we are then permitted to
proceed with the safety inspection.
If your emission system fails, how much
you need to spend will depend on why it failed. But,
the state does require the emission system to be worked
on before we are allowed to perform the state
You can stop in and pick up more
information from us on this program.
We have three certified emission
inspection and repair technicians to service your car.
As always, we are making every effort to stay at the
forefront of the automotive repair industry so that we
can serve you better!
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