Your vehicle must be tested every year prior to its registration date (the vehicle owner's birthday). For registration in 2016, the three most recent model years are exempt from emission testing, which includes 2014 or newer model year vehicles.

Vehicles 25 model years or older are exempt. For registration in 2016, this includes model years 1991 or older. The registration renewal insert provides information regarding registration renewal.

Test early. GCAF recommends having your vehicle inspected four to six weeks prior to the registration renewal date. Vehicles can be tested well in advance if the driver of the vehicle will be out of the area at the time of registration. As a reminder, an emission inspection is valid for 12 months or one registration renewal, by the same owner.