Get Your NM State Emissions Test Done at Larry H. Miller Hyundai Albuquerque

Since 1966, the state of New Mexico has mandated that vehicles of a specific year and gross vehicle weight ratio (GVWR) should have their exhaust tested for carbon emissions. The routine emissions test, or "smog check," helps keep the air we breathe clean by addressing vehicles that produce excessive levels of hydrocarbons through their exhausts.

At Larry H. Miller Hyundai Albuquerque, our service center is an official Air Care Station, so you can bring your car in for your NM state inspection and emissions testing.

When Does My Car Need Emissions Testing?

If your Hyundai is registered within Bernalillo County, was manufactured any time from 1984 to the present, and weighs in at a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. (as most cars will), it comes due for a New Mexico Smog Check once every two years. Likewise, when a vehicle changes owners, it must receive a smog test before its registration can be renewed.

What Will Get Tested in a Smog Check?

Our technicians at Larry H. Miller Hyundai Albuquerque will primarily test your Hyundai's tailpipe emissions, using a probe as well as the onboard diagnostic system. You should also remain aware of the following components of your Hyundai, as all can lead to increases in hydrocarbon emissions over time. Before a NM State Smog Check, keep in mind:

  • The age of your car
  • Its fuel/energy type (hybrid cars require testing, but electric cars are exempt)
  • Catalytic controller (cylinder or box attached to exhaust vent) - helps reduce toxic pollutant emissions)
  • Old oil - get your Hyundai an oil change before an emissions test
  • Replacement battery/other engine repairs

What Happens if Your Vehicle Fails Inspection?

If your Hyundai fails to pass its NM state emissions test, you will be issued a 60-day warning to get all necessary repairs completed. The good news is that you will already be at a certified Hyundai repair shop if you schedule your inspection at Larry H. Miller Hyundai Albuquerque! We'll give your vehicle the repairs it needs with genuine Hyundai parts. We will also provide you feedback to let you know what you can do to prevent future incidents in the long-term.

Get Your NM Emissions Test Here in Albuquerque

Get your New Mexico State Emissions Test at Larry H. Miller Hyundai Albuquerque. Schedule an appointment with us online or over the phone!


Larry H. Miller Hyundai Albuquerque

9820 Coors Blvd NW
Directions Albuquerque, NM 87114

  • Service: 505-792-7000


  • Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Larry H. Miller Hyundai Albuquerque

    9820 Coors Blvd NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87114

    • Sales: 505-792-7020
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