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FAQs

  • Your vehicle’s oil and coolant levels should be at the manufacturer's recommended levels.
  • Present your vehicle at normal operating temperature (generally driven for a minimum of 20 minutes). If you have to wait in line, keep your engine running.
  • Ensure the vehicle's emission control equipment is present and properly connected.
  • Make sure you have a properly fitting gas cap with no missing seal or seal cracks and breaks.
  • Make sure that your ‘check engine’ light is not lit while the engine is running or that the light does not fail to illuminate, briefly, when you first turn on your vehicle.
  • Regular cleaning and replacement of air and oil filters can help keep your vehicle’s emission levels within the passing range.
  • Tuning the carburetor and cleaning spark plugs is important for proper fuel combustion and results in acceptable emission levels.
  • Bring the required test fee (cash).
  • Bring the Vehicle Identification document or a certified copy of it in case the vehicle is leased.
  • Ensure that your vehicle's exhaust has no holes or obvious leaks.
  • Ensure that your vehicle is not leaking any gasoline, oil, or coolant.
  • Ensure that the vehicle's gas cap is in place.
  • Ensure that ‘Check Engine’, Brake, Oil, Dash lights, etc. are not illuminated
  • Do not bring any pets.
  • Do not tow a trailer to the testing station.
  • If your vehicle does not pass the test, the Lane Operator will give you the failing Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR). It will show the emission levels and the areas where your vehicle did not pass. These instructions will assist you and your repair technician through the repair process. After the necessary diagnostics and repairs are made to your vehicle, return to any testing facility for your free re-test. You are entitled to two re-tests, in the event of your vehicle failing the initial test. Subsequent tests are not free.
  • Vehicle emissions pollute our air and create ground-level ozone, a major component of smog. The pollution ends up in our lungs, on the ground, on crops, and in our rivers and tributaries. Children, the elderly and people with breathing problems are most affected by air pollution. This is a national health hazard. Apart from the health benefits and the environmental benefits, the Vehicle Emission Test is also a good diagnostic tool for you to identify your engine’s combustion faults. When you run your vehicle with high emissions it signals that your vehicle is also burning excess fuel. By identifying failing vehicles and prompting them to be repaired, the VE Test helps motorists achieve better fuel efficiency and save on their annual fuel expenses.
  • Keep your vehicle well maintained.
  • Drive less by combining errands, using mass transit and by pooling drive opportunities whenever possible.
  • If your vehicle failed the Vehicle Emission Test, get the vehicle repaired properly to the passing standards. It benefits the entire nation and helps preserve the air we breathe. We offer free technical advice via our help desk, to the general public on any areas related to the VET process or how to repair a vehicle based on the failed test results. Let us work together to reduce pollution and maintain cleaner air, better public health and improved quality of life in Sri Lanka. Help keep the air we breathe fresh and clean, now and for our children's future. Preserving our environment is a social responsibility of every human being.
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