Emissions Testing

In most, if not all states, motor vehicles are required by law to be in safe operating condition whenever they are driven on highways or public streets. To help achieve safety status, vehicles registered in the State of Massachusetts will need to pass an emissions test. Since the emissions test is required in MA, you will need to find a certified facility that can legally perform the tests on your car. Many of these certified centers will also be able to give you additional information relating to "green" driving. It's with this information that you can learn about ways that you and your vehicle can decrease the amount of air pollution your car might be causing.




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