A new system for vehicle- emissions testing in southeast Wisconsin has begun. The new system will allow motorists to take their vehicle to private inspection facilities, including Hall Automotive, for testing. The testing will continue to be free for motorists. Scott Selbach, DOT's supervisor of the vehicle emissions inspection program said, "This will provide greater options and convenience for customers, including the ability to have an emissions test performed while their vehicle is in for an oil change or other service."
Q: What is the cost for the test?
A: There is no cost for this test. Just as before, you simply bring in your car and Hall will test it free of charge. We will tell you whether you pass or fail at that time as well.
Q: When can I bring my car in for testing?
A: Hall Automotive performs emissions testing Monday through Friday from 7AM-5PM. Q: Do I need an appointment to have my car tested? A: You do NOT need an appointment. Simply drive in during the hours listed above.
Q: How long does the test take?
A: The test takes 4-7 minutes and is performed while you wait.
Q: What will be done to my car?
A: All vehicles receive an OBD (On Board Diagnostic) inspection. The inspection consists of verifying that the vehicle's check engine light is working and communicating with your vehicle's on-board computer.
Q: Can I renew my registration right away or do I have to mail it in?
A: You can renew your registration at Hall Automotive as well, even if you do not need an emissions test. Simply visit our cashier and we'll renew it on the spot.
Q: How far in advance can I get my emissions tested?
A: Any vehicle can be tested up to 180 days before the expiration of the registration.
Q: What if my car fails?
A: If your vehicle fails, you will need to have it repaired and brought back for re-inspection. We are happy to help you if you need repairs, but you are free to have it repaired wherever you see fit.