HOLD ON! You Just Might Not Need that Emissions Test

It's FRIDAY February 3rd

" Hey Alexa, Where is GMP Mobile Emissions

We are now testing using the New DriveON Program, you may notice some small changes to your certificate


A Lot of questions asked about this new DriveOn Program and LOTS of “FAKE” Rumours, 

The new vehicle inspection program is delayed and will be announced shortly. 

When the New Vehicle Inspection Program rolls out and you decide to participate you will have till the End of 2023 to join and purchase the new tablet, otherwise you will no longer be able to perform annual inspections on commercial vehicles.

The ONLY thing that will change is the Yellow Sticker and the book! EVERYTHING else regarding the inspection stays the same. You will perform your inspection the same way you have done for years, then when its time to get the Annual Sticker…. You will be using the NEW TABLET instead of the Annual book we currently use, the same information is entered and a picture or two to prove the equipment is present at time of inspection then you print the New Annual Inspection Decal (with a fancy QR Code now) and attach it to the Vehicle, You will NOT be able to Back Date the inspection, when the sticker is printed it means this date and time this vehicle is 100% safe for the road.

What if the vehicle has already been inspected out of province? No Problem, just enter the required information into the tablet and done!

And, Just to be clear, NO YOU DO NOT have to do your Emissions Test at the same time as your annual, some companies prefer to have annuals and emissions done at different dates to save time, money and other logistical reasons.


It really is simple.

Will it Pass?

Great Question, I get asked this a LOT,

(If your DIESEL Vehicle GVWR is UNDER 4500 KG you can stop reading and go get your sticker).

If you see black smoke coming out the exhaust pipe when you snap the throttle, good chance you may fail the emissions test.

If there is continuous smoke, (not steam), coming from the exhaust while the engine is at operating temp and in neutral or park it will be an automatic fail.

2023 Diesel Vehicles Do not require emission testing for renewal or change of ownership.

2016 – 2021 only require emissions testing when replacing plates, change of ownership information or change of GVWR weight.

2007 – 2015 Medium Trucks like Dodge pickup, Ford F350, Chev 3500  Diesel Vehicles with a GVWR 4500 kg to 6350 kg require 2 tests, the Opacity Snap test and OBD test,  MONITORS MUST BE READY AND NO ENGINE LIGHT on.

2006 and Older with a GVWR 4500 to 6350 kg only require Snap Tests (No OBD Test Required) 

If you remove – modify or program for performance any emissions components chances are your vehicle will fail.

Damaged or missing DPF are popular items failing trucks. If your truck HAS a DPF and you see black smoke it’s a good chance your DPF is Damaged.

Questions? Give me a call 416-259-0945.

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