Fees for Inspections
|Emission Inspection Fees * Paid to Station|
|County||Maximum Inspection Fee *|
|Salt Lake||No limit is set as the fees are self regulated, however the average fee is $25|
|Utah||No limit is set as the fees are self regulated, however the average fee is $25|
It is possible to cheat an emissions test to conceal catalytic converter faults. Oxygen sensors behind the converter can be tricked.
If the vehicle owner misses the assigned test date by more than 30 days, he is subject to a $20 late fee billed to him by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). other vehicles he owns unless he also fails to pay the $20 late fee to DMV.
You can expect to pay the following when renewing the registration for a passenger vehicle : A vehicle that is less than 3 years old has a $150 registration fee. A vehicle that is 3 to 6 years old has a $110 registration fee. A vehicle that is 6 to 9 years old has an $80 registration fee.
Requirements to Pass the Utah Smog Check Cache county vehicle owners with vehicles that are 6 years old or more must schedule their smog check according to the vehicle’s model year. First-time registration of Street-legal ATVs (Must also get a safety inspection whenever vehicle has a title transferred)
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.
Utah does require emissions inspections every other year for all vehicle models less than six years old. Vehicles more than six years old must undergo emissions inspections every year . However, emissions certificates are not a requirement for vehicle models from 1967 or earlier.
All vehicles registered in Davis, Salt lake, Utah and Weber counties with model years less than six years old are required to have an emission test once every two years. Vehicles less than two years old, based up on the model year, are exempt from the requirement to obtain an emissions inspection .
To pass an OBD-II emissions test, a vehicle must: If you clear the ‘Check Engine’ light, or reset the OBD-II monitors right before your emissions test, your vehicle typically will not pass because the catalyst and EVAP monitors need time to run. If it’s not in a “ready” state, your vehicle will automatically fail.
Here’s How to Pass the California Smog Check Check the “Check Engine” light. If your “Check Engine” light is on, that’s an automatic smog test failure. Make sure the battery hasn’t been recently disconnected. Get an oil change. Get a tune-up—but not right before the test. Fill up the coolant and gas tanks. Drive fast two weeks before the test. Get a pre-inspection.
The fuel evaporative system (EVAP) controls emission by housing vapors from evaporated fuel and sending them back to the fuel tank to be reused. The cost for EVAP system repair ranges between $200 and $560. The labor alone will cost somewhere between $35 and $140, while parts will run somewhere between $150 and $440.
What if I Failed the Test? If your vehicle failed the emissions test, then it’s exceeding the allowable emissions standards for the year it was manufactured. Vehicles that fail need to be repaired and retested within 60 calendar days from the date of the initial test.
Too Much Fuel in the Air/Fuel Mixture An air/fuel mixture with too much fuel is a rich mixture. If your vehicle’s air/fuel mixture is full of fuel, your vehicle will fail the emissions test. The problem with the mixture might lie with your fuel injectors or the exhaust system’s oxygen sensor.