Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (USA)
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Where to get M5 Emissions Test in Virginia/ Failed State Inspection
I only recently joined the M5 board a couple of months ago and bought my 2000 M5 in early January. I have put off getting it Titled in Virginia and Registered for a while and finally got on the ball this week. I had to go get a Virginia State Inspection and Emissions test completed before I went to DMV. They require an Emissions test to register the vehicle in Virginia.
I took my car to my local Inspection Station this morning and my M5 failed the State Inspection.
Apparently the left windshield wiper isn’t up to snuff and my headlight aiming is too low. Neither of these problems I could readily see, but oh well, I now have a Rejection sticker on my windshield. Also, in shock to me, the technician said that they couldn’t do an Emissions test on my M5 because it’s too LOW! I was a little surprised by this since the M5 is low but not THAT low.
So now I’m in a rush to get an Emissions test from somewhere quickly so I can go to DMV. Does anyone know of a place in Northern Virginia/Fairfax area that the M5 will have no problems being tested at? The technician said I should maybe take it to a dealer. I tried making an appointment at Fairfax BMW but their website would only let me schedule one for at the earliest, March 11th. Do the dealers even do emissions tests?
So my question is where can I go to get my Emissions done quickly and where is a good place to get this headlight aiming and windshield wiper taken care of?
I know a few of you on this board are in Nova so I thought I would ask. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Last edited by dgriner; 3rd March 2006 at 06:52 PM.