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Am I required to get a smog test, or is it optional??

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Post by Sherman Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:47 pm

For my newly Mexican plated car, am I legally required to get a smog test, or is it optional?

What happens if I don't get the smog test? Run the risk of getting stopped, and/or a ticket?

Someone mentioned to me that the only reason to get a smog test is to get a discount offered? True or false?

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Post by hockables Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:00 pm

It is or was required for driving in Guadalajara. I've been told they dropped the program.
When you get your Spring / Fall tuneup... have it done anyways... only costs 200 pesos......

and you get another sticker Beer
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Post by Intercasa Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:01 am

It is the law, you need to test annually depending on last digit of license plate
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Post by zenwoodle Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:15 am

Besides, you are helping the planet.
Or what is left of it. Beer
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Post by Sherman Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:02 am

thanks .....

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Post by Mrs. Rupert Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:06 pm

Can you direct me to the website that tells you what month you are required to have the test?

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Post by Intercasa Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:48 pm

You must have your car smog checked and a new sticker each year on or before the month that corresponds to the last digit of your license plate

Month Ending Plate Digit Month Ending Plate Digit
January 1 July 6
February 2 August 7
March 3 September 8
April 4 October 9
May 5 November 0
June December
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Post by Canmex 87 Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:11 pm

The facility that does authorized emission control tests in Chapala is located on the east side of Zaragoza north of Degollado.

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Post by Sherman Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:14 pm

Canmex 87 wrote:The facility that does authorized emission control tests in Chapala is located on the east side of Zaragoza north of Degollado.

Is there a sign of some sort, an address, or is the place just obvious?

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Post by Canmex 87 Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:17 pm

Sherman wrote:
Canmex 87 wrote:The facility that does authorized emission control tests in Chapala is located on the east side of Zaragoza north of Degollado.

Is there a sign of some sort, an address, or is the place just obvious?

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The facility is located inside a public parking lot with a sign on the exterior. They open at 10:00 A.M.

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Post by slainte39 Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:24 pm

Sherman wrote:
Canmex 87 wrote:The facility that does authorized emission control tests in Chapala is located on the east side of Zaragoza north of Degollado.

Is there a sign of some sort, an address, or is the place just obvious?

Thanks ....

375 Zaragosa...east side of the street...middle of the block.

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Post by David Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:35 am

June and December can be anytime?
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Post by Intercasa Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:27 pm

June and December do not correspond to any plate ending number, remember here it is plate ending number, not renewal month as all renew annually in January with discounts in the first 2 months, less the next 2 and then after nothing and then stiff penalties.
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Post by David Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:35 pm

I'm still not clear.  My plate ends in 2.  When should I renew?
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Post by Intercasa Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:38 pm

February
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Post by Intercasa Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:39 pm

Month / Ending Plate Digit
January 1
February 2
March 3
April 4
May 5
June - Nobody
July 6
August 7
September 8
October 9
November 0
December - Nobody
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Post by David Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:47 pm

Claro, gracias!
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