ACCREDITED ONTARIO DRIVE CLEAN TEST & REPAIR FACILITY
DID YOU RECEIVE NOTICE FOR EMISSION TESTING?
D&D Auto is a member of the Light Duty Drive Clean program which requires most passenger cars, vans, light trucks (under 4500 kilograms) and sport utility vehicles to be tested in order to renew the stickers on their license plates.
- Light Duty Drive Clean program
- Heavy Duty Non-Diesel Test Facility
- Accredited Test and Repair Facility
ONTARIO DRIVE CLEAN TEST AND REPAIR SERVICES
If your vehicle is due for a LIGHT DUTY Drive Clean Emissions test as a condition to renew your registration, you MAY NOT have to pay for your first test.
You can check to CONFIRM if your vehicle is eligible for the free test at driveclean.com/test history. You will need your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and your license plate number.
The new and improved test uses On-Board Diagnostics to read the onboard computer emission-related data. Most vehicle models from 1998 to present use this new technology, 1988 to 1997 model vehicles require a different test which D&D Auto Services is also equipped to test and repair.
VEHICLE "NOT READY"
WHEN YOU GET A “NOT READY” STATUS
If your vehicle is eligible for the new Drive Clean Technology, and we receive a “Not ready” status, it means that the system could not access or get enough information from your car’s computer. The most common reason is that your battery was disconnected and this can erase the information that is required for a successful Drive Clean Test.
If this occurs, you will need to get your vehicle retested. Before you do this you need to reset your vehicle’s computer by driving your vehicle normally on city roads and highways for a few days.
Alternatively, you can run your vehicle through a generic drive cycle. Your owner’s manual or vehicle manufacturer’s website should provide this process for you.
UP TO TWO RETESTS AT THE SAME FACILITY
As per Ontario’s Drive Clean Guidelines, your vehicle’s first emission test is free and you will be charged for subsequent re-tests if your vehicle fails the emissions test.
If you require additional tests, the diagnostic and monitor fees no longer count towards the Repair Cost Limit. Only direct repair costs are included.
If you receive a Conditional Pass, you must get all repairs completed within the two years before your next test cycle.
A Drive Clean emission test is no longer needed when selling a light-duty vehicle.
ONTARIO DRIVE CLEAN - New in 2017
As of April 1, 2017, your first Drive Clean Emissions Test to renew your registration for light-duty vehicles (most cars, vans, SUVs and light trucks) is free. See if you are eligible for a free test.
We also implemented the following changes to strengthen the Drive Clean Program and better target polluting vehicles. These changes include:
Removing the requirement for emission testing when selling a light-duty vehicle.
Fees associated with assessing the vehicle’s repair problems (diagnostic) and fees associated with monitor setting are no longer counted towards the Repair Cost Limit.
Eliminating consecutive conditional passes. If a conditional pass is issued on or after April 1, 2017, then a full pass is required at the next testing cycle.
Vehicles are the single largest domestic source of smog-causing emissions in Ontario. Drive Clean reduces smog-causing pollutants by requiring polluting vehicles to be repaired.
Keeping your vehicle well maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules can help you avoid costly repairs and reduce pollution in our environment. If your check engine lights comes on, have your vehicle looked at by a qualified repair technician as soon as possible.