Bad air quality in Utah is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, A study from the American Lung Association found that seven Utah cities rank in the top 25 for worst air quality in the nation. Salt Lake City alone ranks as the 11th most polluted city for year-round particle pollution and 13th for short-term particle pollution.
So what does this mean for you and your car? It means that if you want to help improve air quality in Utah, you need to get your car emissions tested.
If you’re not sure whether or not your car needs an emissions test, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about car emissions testing in Utah.
What is an Emissions Test?
An emissions test is a test that measures the amount of pollutants coming out of your car’s exhaust system. The purpose of an emissions test is to make sure that your car is not contributing to air pollution.
In Utah, all cars that are model year 1975 or newer are required to get an emissions test. If your car is a 1974 or older model, you are not required to get an emissions test.
How often do I need to get my car tested?
The frequency of your car’s emissions testing depends on the county in which you live. In some counties, you will need to get your car tested every year. In other countries, you will only need to get your car tested every other year.
To find out how often you need to get your car tested, you can check the Utah Division of Air Quality’s website or call them at (801) 536-4123.
How do I get my car tested?
There are two ways to get your car tested in Utah. You can either go to a Utah State emissions testing station or you can go to a private emissions testing facility.
To find a Utah State emissions testing station near you, you can check the Utah Division of Air Quality’s website or call them at (801) 536-4123.
To find a private emissions testing facility near you, you can check the Yellow Pages or do an online search.
What if my car fails the emissions test?
If your car fails the emissions test, you will need to get it repaired and retested. You can get your car repaired at any reputable auto repair shop.
Once your car has been repaired, you will need to take it back to the emissions testing facility for a retest. There is no charge for a retest.
What if I can’t afford to get my car repaired?
If you can’t afford to get your car repaired, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Utah Clean Fuels Grant Program. To learn more about this program, you can visit the Utah Division of Air Quality’s website or call them at (801) 536-4123.