How can I get my car to pass an emissions test?

I’ve had my car for about two years now. Apparently, it’s time for me to get an emissions test. I didn’t even know that was a thing until now, and I’m wondering how difficult it is to pass. What would make my car fail an emissions test?

“A lot of people don’t think much about emissions tests since they are required so infrequently—but they are very important, as they measure the level of pollutants your car releases.
If you are worried about not passing, the best things you can do to prepare for an emissions test are:
  • Get an oil change.
  • Fill up your tires.
  • Get a tune-up.
  • Warm up your car ahead of time.
  • Fix any engine problems.
The test will likely take around 15-30 minutes to complete. While you wait, why not take a quick look at your car insurance policy?
If you find that you’re paying too much or lacking coverage, consider shopping for a new policy with the Jerry app. With Jerry, you can compare free insurance quotes from the nation’s top companies. Just choose the policy that fits your needs and budget, and Jerry will handle the rest!”
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Oct 15, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.

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