The requirements in Utah for emissions testing depend on the county. However, in most regions any vehicle between two and six years old needs emissions testing every two years, while older ones may require testing every year. (Pro tip: For you classic car collectors, any vehicle older than 1967 is exempt from emissions testing—they just made ‘em cleaner back in the day. Brand new vehicles less than two years old and motorcycles also get a pass).However, it’s important to remember why testing is important. The purpose isn’t to disrupt your schedule or to allow government offices to squeeze in a little more revenue. Emissions testing helps control air pollution, improve quality of life for everyone and for future generations, and they help agencies abide to federal pollution control standards. Around 17 percent of all tested vehicles fail each year the first time around—which means 17 percent of cars on the road are causing more pollution than necessary and than what’s legally allowed.At Viking Automotive, we address these issue to ensure emissions abide by standards. Just call us the green warriors.
Playing It Safe
As for the safety testing part of it, a safe vehicle isn’t just for your well-being. It’s for the safety of everyone on the road. Proper alignment, fully functional brakes, lights and other key parts are essential. If they’re not working properly, you’re putting yourself and everyone around you at risk.A road warrior is well-equipped, smart and savvy. Let Viking Automotive make sure you have everything you need to pass that safety and emissions test with flying colors—sorry, we don’t provide any stickers for sco