Emission testing is an important part of keeping our state clean and beautiful. It keeps dangerous, belching machines that are poorly maintained off the roads until they have been properly evaluated and updated by the state and their owners.
We are lucky, here in Parker, to be included in the zone designated by the state to include the inspection of diesel engines and diesel vehicles of all sizes. As you can see on this map provided by the Colorado state government (http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1185957917898) only those living within the boarders are subject to diesel engine emission inspection and, as a result, those living in this area have a community with higher air quality.
We are one of only two licensed locations to evaluate, upgrade, and certify diesel emissions in Parker, CO. Our inspectors, with years of experience, have been stringently qualified by the Department of Revenue and Motor Vehicles to dissect and understand every aspect of yours, and everyone’s, diesel vehicles on the air quality of our lovely state.
When do you require a new passing emissions certificate, you may wonder? Each time a vehicle changes ownership, it requires a certificate, at the expense of the seller, and for some vehicles, tests are required for registration renewal. Check your registration renewal card to find out if this applies to your vehicles.
Diesel vehicles also have their own unique requirements that are different from other vehicles. Light-duty vehicles, that is, a vehicle with a gross weight of 14K lbs. or less, do not need an emission test if bought brand new for four model years. After those four years it must be tested once a year after that. All diesel vehicles with the model year 2003 and older must be tested every year, and any vehicle from 2004 to the present must be tested every other year. Any diesel vehicle heavier than 14K has the same test exemption for the first four years, then must be tested every other year for ten years and then each following year after that.
When you come in for any repair or tune up, Diesel Repair & Performance can provide diesel emission testing while you wait! As stated above, our going rate for a diesel emission test is forty dollars, but if you come in with thirty dollars cash in exact change, we will perform your testing at a discounted rate while we also attend to any of your other vehicular questions and needs.
We service all makes and models of diesel truck and car and have the training and know how not only to evaluate each one’s diesel emissions but also how to advise you in bringing your machine up to the state requirements. Next time you have a break in your schedule, and your diesel ride is due for an evaluation, come visit us at Diesel Repair & Performance. We’ll check out your machine and send you off better acquainted with your truck or car and its output.