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Vehicle Emissions Testing

Albuquerque is committed to motor vehicle pollution management. Emissions testing is conducted throughout the Albuquerque metropolitan area.


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Emissions Testing

Emissions testing is required of motor vehicles registered or commuting in Bernalillo County.

All 1983 and newer motor vehicles up to 10,000 lbs GVW must pass an emission test every two years and at change of ownership. Gas-electric hybrid vehicles are required to be tested every two years as well and can be tested at any certified Air Care Station. Only dedicated electric vehicles and diesel vehicles are exempt from emission testing.

Air Care Station Locations and Cost

For your convenience, more than 130 Air Care Stations are available. Test fees must be clearly posted on their official Air Care Station sign. Fees are set by individual test stations and usually range from $15 - $25, plus tax.

Please use the below map or click here for a table of Air Care Station locations.


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