Hamilton County Emissions Testing Centers Closed For Labor Day

Monday, August 19, 2013

All auto emissions testing centers in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. All stations will resume testing on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at their regular scheduled hours. 

“Planning ahead helps keep waiting to a minimum,” said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administrated by Envirotest Systems.

“The best time to get your vehicle tested is generally the middle two weeks of the month during the earlier or later parts of the day.”

 


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