Every few years it is required for residents of the state of Oregon to renew their vehicle registration if they have a car but some will not be able to because of a failed Oregon DEQ test. Along with paying a fee for the renewal, your vehicle also will need to pass a DEQ inspection which will measure the amount of emissions dispersed from your vehicle. If you have an older vehicle from 1975 – 1995, your car or truck will be checked for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emission. If you have a 1996 or newer car, your vehicle will be checked to ensure the pollution control system is in good condition. Older and newer vehicles will be checked for some and loud noises.
Are You One of the Ones That Failed the Oregon DEQ?
A DEQ test will cost $19 in Portland but you will not need to pay the charge if you failed the Oregon DEQ test. Instead, you’ll have to have the issues fixed first and then try again. About 10% of the cars tested fail each year. This means about 100,000 vehicle owners will not be able to renew their registration until they fix the emission issue. Sometimes the cost to repair these type of problems can be high especially when you’ll have to seek the help of a car repair shop. Not only will you have to buy expensive parts to have your vehicle legal, you’ll have to pay someone who specializes in emissions to restore your vehicle’s emission level to under the legal limit.
There are a few things you can do if your vehicle fails the DEQ test. You could sell your car to a cash for cars Portland company or you can pay a car repair shop for the costly repairs. This will be a hard decision to make. It might be best though to sell your vehicle if you believe that you may have to pour more into repairs later if your vehicle is starting to wear out. At some point in a car’s life it is better to sell the vehicle rather than spend thousands more to keep it in working condition. Even if you do spend all of that money, it would be a shame to have a car that you can never depend on that may leave you stranded at the least convenient time like when it is dark and rainy.
2013 Oregon Vehicle Registration Costs