A Quick Rundown on New Mexico Emissions Testing

New Mexico is dedicated to keeping its air fresh and clean. To that end, the state has testing requirements in place to help cut down on one of the most significant pollutants in the region: automotive emissions.

Qualifying vehicles are required to undergo emissions testing a state-approved testing sites. Passing vehicles will be able to register while failing vehicles will need to get the proper repairs and go through testing again.

What Kinds of Cars Need Testing?

Only specific cars need to be tested. If your vehicle fits one of these criteria, you'll need to have it tested before registration.

  • Cars that are driven in Bernalillo County more than 60 days a year.
  • Vehicles under 10,000 pounds that were manufactured after 1984 (testing required every two years and at change of ownership).
  • Hybrid vehicles are required to be tested every two years.

What's Involved in New Mexico State Emissions Testing?

New Mexico emissions testing is a thorough process that measures the exact emissions that your vehicle puts out. Failing an emissions test doesn't mean your vehicle is doomed to your driveway, however. A variety of factors can affect vehicle emissions and you can often have them corrected to help achieve a passing score. From oil changes to exhaust repairs, the right service can help your vehicle pass.

Where is NM Emissions Testing Available?

New Mexico state emissions tests are conducted at official Air Care Stations. You'll find locations all over the Albuquerque area, including here at Larry H. Miller Southwest Hyundai. Next time your vehicle is up for testing, bring it in and we'll get it taken care of. We welcome walk-in testing, so stop by at your convenience.


Larry H. Miller Southwest Hyundai Albuquerque

8800 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Directions Albuquerque, NM 87112

  • Service: 855-567-0661


  • Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Larry H. Miller Southwest Hyundai Albuquerque

    8800 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
    Albuquerque, NM 87112

    • Sales: 855-557-9760
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