Pre-test check


Before performing the emissions test, the inspector will do a visual check. If the inspector finds any of the following issues, it must be corrected before the emissions test can continue, as it could lead to injury and/or the test equipment may not work properly:

  • missing catalytic converter and/or gas cap

  • defects in the fuel filler pipe

  • problems with the on-board computer system that would prevent the vehicle from being tested

  • visible smoke coming from the tailpipe

  • any problems the inspector believes would prevent the vehicle from being tested safely



Test types


Depending on the vehicle, the test could involve:

  • an on-board diagnostic (OBD) test (reads emissions information from the vehicle’s computer)
  • a tailpipe test (measures tailpipe emissions)
  • an opacity test (measures smoke density in diesel-fuelled vehicles)

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Drive Clean test

  • By law, certain cars, vans, trucks, motorhomes and buses must pass a Drive Clean test before they can be licensed to be driven on Ontario roads.​
  • The Drive Clean test determines if your vehicle meets Ontario emissions standards.​

Our Technician will perform the test, provide you with test results and inform you if there are any required repairs.

When to get the test


  • Once your vehicle is 7 years old, you need to get the test every 2 years. Larger vehicles (called ‘heavy-duty’ vehicles) require the test every year, once they are 7 years old.

  • The Ministry of Transportation will notify you when your vehicle needs an emissions test, when you receive your registration renewal documents (either online or in the mail).

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15 George Street  On Barrie ON L4N 2G5

705-737-3742

We are a Drive Clean accredited Test and Repair Facility