2020 MB GLC Coupe exterior front fascia and driver side in front of trees

Do I need to take my car in for an emissions test in Arizona?

If you find yourself owning a Mercedes-Benz in Arizona, then you’re probably going to need to get an emissions test done on your car. Unless, of course,  you own one of the electric models. So, what does this test entail? And do you need to take your car in to get it tested? Let’s take a look.

2020 MB GLC exterior front fascia and passenger side in empty parking lot with lamp postWhat’s the vehicle emissions test entail?

Unless you drive an electric vehicle, you will need to take your car in for an emissions test at some point. This test is to make sure the emissions on your vehicle are not exceeding the max limit. This helps to reduce the footprint your vehicle makes on the environment and is an important step in also making sure your vehicle is functioning properly.

It’s important to keep in mind that all gas, hybrid, and diesel vehicle do contribute to air pollution, and therefore it’s important to keep your vehicle updated on its emissions tests. The frequency of emissions tests largely depends on not only state law, but also when your car was made. In Arizona, it isn’t uncommon to have a yearly emissions test for older models. For newer models, its closer to around every 2 years.

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Luxury vehicle maintenance near North Scottsdale, AZ

Our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale would love to tell you more about the car-owning and car-buying process. We are a Mercedes-Benz dealer near North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Peoria. So, if you live in any of those areas or near those areas, then you are only a short drive away! Don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions or if you want to schedule vehicle maintenance or even check out our blog for other neat tips and tricks. Our team is well-experienced at fixing luxury vehicles, especially from this popular European brand. We look forward to seeing you.
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