All auto emissions testing centers in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. All stations will resume testing on Friday, July 5, at their regular scheduled hours.
"Planning ahead helps keep waiting to a minimum,” said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administered by Envirotest Systems. “Testing volume is usually heavier towards the end of the work week and in the final days of the month.”
Envirotest has a contract with the state of Tennessee to test automobiles for the improvement of air quality in Hamilton County, in addition to four Middle Tennessee counties, as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to meet the Clean Air Act.
“Auto emissions testing has proven effective in helping Tennessee improve its air quality,” Mr. 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-Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. with Saturday hours from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for both locations. Closed Sunday and Monday.
1620 Riverfront Pkwy. and 7460 Bonnyshire Dr. in Chattanooga are open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.