In February 2012, the State of Ohio awarded Lube Stop the contract to operate, along with Envirotest, a new decentralized E-Check emissions testing program in all of Lube Stop’s 37 Cleveland, Akron and Canton locations.
Lube Stop now performs E-Check inspections for 1996 or newer vehicles via the vehicle’s OBDII computer using emissions and gas cap pressure testing equipment provided by Envirotest. E-Check testing is available at the 37 Northeast Ohio Lube Stop locations without an appointment during regular business hours. The OBDII emissions and gas cap testing takes approximately 10 minutes. Just like always, a motorist may receive up to 3 free tests within a 365 day period. With the 4th test, and all thereafter, the motorist will be charged $18. Only one free passing test is permitted within a 365 day period.
Participation in the Ohio E-Check Program is a natural extension of Lube Stop’s ardent commitment to customer convenience, sustainable business practices, and improving the communities in which we operate. Becoming a certified E-Check provider is a great added convenience for our existing customers and gives us an important opportunity to deliver an outstanding service experience to non-Lube Stop customers visiting our locations for the first time.
Launched in 1996, the Ohio E-Check program is a state initiative to improve air quality in Ohio and meet guidelines set by the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks account for at least one-third of the air pollution in the United States and these emissions can cause serious health problems. As a result, the Ohio E-Check program reduces these emissions by encouraging good vehicle maintenance in seven Ohio counties. The program removes approximately 74 tons of vehicle emissions per day, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), ensuring cleaner air for Ohioans. Failure to address nonattainment of federal air standards can also result in losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal highway funding for Ohio and prohibition of future industrial expansion in the region. For more information on the program, call 1.800.CAR.TEST or visit www.ohioecheck.org.