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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