The Drive Clean program improves air quality and protects people’s health.
Emission technologies in vehicles, even newer ones, can deteriorate over time. Vehicle emissions are responsible for more than 18 per cent of smog-causing pollution created in Ontario, despite today’s cleaner vehicles and fuels.
Drive Clean reduces smog-causing emissions by an annual average of 36 per cent. In 2010, the program kept about 35,000 tonnes of smog-causing pollutants out of our air.
Ontario has a faster, more accurate Drive Clean test that uses your vehicle’s on board computer to identify emissions problems and the repairs needed to fix them.
Most vehicles will be ready to take the test. However, you may need to prepare your vehicle if: