Drive a car with a modified engine? Find out about the emissions requirements that help you drive clean.
When you hear the term "hot rod", you might think of a souped-up cherry-red convertible. The term was first used in the 1930s when people raced modified cars across the California desert.
If you think you have a hot rod, or any car with a modified motor, there are emissions requirements that you need to know about.
Emissions requirements were introduced in 1998 through the Province's Drive Clean program, because motor vehicles are a major source of smog and other air pollution.
To find out about the emissions requirements for your hot rod, you'll need to know your original car model year and when the engine was replaced.
Check out our handy chart to determine what's applicable to your vehicle under the Environmental Protection Act's Motor Vehicles regulation. Or check out these examples that demonstrate the emission requirements for hot rods.
Ontario has reduced smog-causing pollutants by 335,000 tonnes since the beginning of the Drive Clean program. Do your part to protect our air by following the emissions requirements for your vehicle.
For more information on Drive Clean, please visit ontario.ca/driveclean.