Auto emissions testing centers in Hamilton County will close on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The stations at 5206 Austin Road in Hixson and 720 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga will be open for testing on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“Planning ahead helps keep waiting to a minimum,” said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee vehicle inspection program administered by Envirotest Systems.
“It’s a good idea to take vehicles mid-week when testing volume is usually light and to avoid testing in the final days of the month.”
Envirotest, the world’s leading provider of vehicle emissions testing and inspection, has a contract with the State of Tennessee to test autos for the improvement of air quality in Hamilton County as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet the Clean Air Act.
“Auto emissions testing has proven effective in helping Tennessee improve its air quality,” Taylor said.
Normal hours of operation and testing center locations for Hamilton County are:
·5206 Austin Road in Hixson and 720 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga, are open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. with Saturday hours from 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for both locations.
·1620 Riverfront Parkway and 7460 Bonnyshire Drive in Chattanooga, are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.