may be tempted to see if you can get away without emissions testing, just this
once, but that’s not your best idea. Emissions tests are important for your car
to be street-legal and for you to do your part to promote environmental
Emissions Tests are Mandatory
Bernalillo and other New Mexico counties, emissions tests are required every
two years. Without a passed inspection, you cannot renew your vehicle
registration. Without up-to-date license tags, you must drive in fear of being
pulled over and facing fines for non-compliance as well as the fees you may
have been trying to skirt in the first place.
If you want to drive in New Mexico, there’s just no way around it—you need
emissions testing to stay legal.
Emissions Test Protect the Air
whole point of emissions tests is to minimize the amount of carbon emissions
released into the air. Carbon emissions are the gases responsible for global
warming, and since climactic change affects everyone, every driver shares
responsibility in minimizing the environmental impact of their driving habits.
Emissions Tests are Inexpensive and Convenient
tests cost less than $20 at most testing stations, and they take less than 15
minutes to complete. Many testing facilities allow you to check ahead for wait
times, too. If you need help finding a reputable emissions testing station in
the East Mountains, contact us.