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Drive Clean Emissions Test Is Now Free

As of April 1st, Ontario has eliminated the $30 fee on its Drive Clean Emissions Test for most cars, SUVs, and light trucks. 

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Aside from eliminating the inspection fee for vehicle owners, Drive Clean is also implementing the following changes:

  • Eliminating testing requirements for light-duty vehicles when they are re-sold

  • Prohibiting back-to-back conditional passes for vehicles that fail their emissions test

  • Ensuring that only fees paid for direct emission system repairs count towards the $450 repair cost limit, the amount required for a conditional pass

Other quick facts to know:

  • Drivers whose vehicles do not pass the regular Drive Clean test will have to pay for any subsequent retest.

  • Drivers who want to subject their vehicle to a Drive Clean test outside of the regularly required tests will also have to pay the test fee.

  • Vehicles are a major source of smog-causing pollutants and other toxic contaminants, some of which are known human carcinogens. According to the Ontario Medical Association, smog contributes to about 9,500 premature deaths each year.

  • Since its introduction in 1999, the Drive Clean program for light-duty vehicles has reduced approximately 400,000 tonnes of smog-causing pollutants from the air we breathe.

  • Vehicle owners can find out if they are eligible for a free emissions test using the new Drive Clean online tool.

  • The program rules for heavy-duty vehicles, such as large trucks, motorhomes and buses, are not changing. Heavy-duty vehicle owners will continue to pay for Drive Clean tests and will still require an emissions test if the vehicle is re-sold.

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