Missouri is Making Motorists’ Lives Easier
In today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an article discusses the re-introduction of emissions tests at private repair shops starting Sept. 4. Nearly 600 auto shops are already signed up to be allowed to perform the tests. The goal is to make the process easier for motorists:
For the past seven years, most Missouri motorists have had to make two
stops to have their biennial safety and emissions tests. That will
change on Sept. 4, when Missouri shifts the emissions tests from a
dozen contractor-run test centers back to private repair shops.
Combining the two tests at a single place is a great idea. It offers motorists time-saving convenience by reducing the number of required stops, and helps eliminate the infamously long wait times at emissions test centers. Now I wish I had waited to buy my car in September, so I could have taken advantage of this.