Utah Emissions Inspections

Utah state law requires that certain vehicles undergo inspections to ensure that their emissions are healthy enough for the road. Vehicles six years old and greater that have even-numbered model years must have an emission test in even-numbered years, and vehicles that have odd-numbered model years must have an emission test in odd-numbered years. Such requirements were put into place to help reduce air pollution that affects the state of Utah due to a high driver density in many areas.

2021 Emission Inspection Requirements

tailpipes on a carVehicle Model Year Emission Inspection

  • 2021 Not required
  • 2020 Required
  • 2019 Not required
  • 2018 Not required
  • 2017 Required
  • 2016 Not required
  • 2015 Required
  • 2014 Not required
  • 2013 to 1968 Required
  • 1968 and older Not required

There are a few exceptions to these requirements. Electric, off-highway, and vintage or custom vehicles are exempt from these inspection requirements in Salt Lake County. New vehicles with the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin, and motorcycles or motor-driven cycles are also exempt in Salt Lake County.

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Passing Your Emissions Inspection

Every vehicle’s engine gives off emissions, so to lower the number of pollutants released the EPA put new regulations into place. These regulations include emission inspections and various guidelines for vehicle manufacturers to follow when designing new vehicles. Emission tests ensure that your vehicle is not releasing more pollutants than allowed by the EPA.

If you pass your inspection, you are free to register your vehicle. If you fail, you may need to have repairs performed on your vehicle to help it pass the inspection. Reasons for failing the inspection could include issues with your vehicle’s catalytic converter, ignition timing, fuel system, or exhaust gas recirculation. Contaminated engine oil can also cause your vehicle to fail. The cause could also be as simple as a loose gas cap. Your mechanic will be able to help diagnose the issue so you can figure out how to repair it.

Come Visit Us at Master Muffler South Salt Lake

Here At Master Muffler South Salt Lake, we will make sure that your emissions inspection is performed correctly. Our Utah mechanics will let you know if there are any issues that you should be aware of that could affect your vehicle in the near future. We use advanced diagnostic scanners that will be able to help us catch any issues that are caught by your vehicle’s onboard computer.

Master Muffler is the winner of Best of State for 2016, 2018, and 2019. Come see what makes us different. Call us today at (801) 305-3575 to schedule your emissions inspection.

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