Located at 3301 Ogden Avenue, Lisle 60532 630-369-2108
Illinois Air Team
The vehicle emissions testing program checks if the emission control system on your vehicle is working correctly. Vehicle manufacturers are required to meet increasingly stringent pollution standards, but vehicles that are not properly maintained or that have malfunctioning emission control systems sometimes exceed these standards. Vehicle emissions tests identify these vehicles and repairs are then required to reduce the emissions which cause pollution. These repairs help clean the air and also improve the vehicle's performance and fuel economy.
Illinois EPA Vehicle Emissions Testing Program ChangesThe Illinois EPA is modifying the Vehicle Emissions Testing Program to have one standardized test at all Illinois Inspection and Maintenance testing facilities. This improvement to the program is expected to result in more efficient and quicker testing, since only the computer-based, On-Board Diagnostics test will be used for the vast majority of testing performed.
This change is due to the Governor signing legislation that eliminates the idle exhaust and gas cap tests after January 31, 2012. As part of this legislative change, the following vehicles will be exempt from the emissions test requirement:
Pre-2007 model year gasoline-powered vehicles with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) between 8,501 and 14,000 pounds.
All gasoline-powered vehicles with a manufacturer's GVWR greater than 14,000 pounds (regardless of model year).
Only two percent of the vehicles currently tested receive an idle and gas cap test which were designed primarily for older, carbureted vehicles. Air quality modeling performed by the Agency demonstrates that dropping these older tests, currently performed on very few vehicles, will have little effect on air quality.
Tips for a successful test:
Have your vehicle tested as soon as possible, even if your check engine light is on. This allows for ample time to repair and have the vehicle re-tested. It also aids in diagnosing the problem.
You may test your vehicle if your check engine light is on.
Avoid testing at the end of the month and on Saturdays, since these are the busiest testing times.
Ensure your vehicle is safe to operate. Your vehicle may be rejected if the test cannot be safely conducted.
When you arrive at the testing station, leave the engine running unless directed otherwise.
Stations are closed on Sundays and State Holidays. Check your testing notice for the complete list.
Failed Test? The Illinois Air Team provides consumers with a quarterly Repair Shop Report Card which is an indication of a shop's ability to diagnose and repair vehicles that have not passed an emissions test. Every shop listed is graded based on their ability to repair emissions systems. The grade is based on emissions repair data and is calculated by dividing the number of successful emissions - related repairs by the total number of emissions - related repairs done. Shops must have at least five emissions repairs in six months and have a success rate of 75% or greater to appear in the Report Card. They are assigned a letter grade (A=93 - 100%, B=84 - 92%, and C=75 - 83%). Shops are listed by grade, followed by number of repairs.
Currently our facility has an A rating. If you encounter an issue with your vehicle regarding your failed emissions test we are the shop for you. Our qualified technicians will have your vehicle safely and efficiently back on the road.
After Repairing your Vehicle, DuPage Transmission and Auto Repair will take your Vehicle to the Testing Facility and have it Re-tested for you.