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Jalisco emissions testing program

Posted by Bret B on October 27, 2014, 3:01 pm, in reply to "Smog check in La Huerta?"

In case you haven't heard about this yet, a new law was passed in Jalisco a couple years ago saying that every private vehicle registered in Jalisco is required to be emissions tested annually. To spread the testing load out, you are supposed to get tested in the month that corresponds to the last digit in your license plate number.

It's probably unlikely that you would get ticketed for not having a current emissions sticker around here in the small coastal towns, but your chance of trouble would be a lot higher if you ever drove in Guadalajara (and maybe PV.)

Jalisco emissions testing website (Spanish):

Table showing which month corresponds to the last digit in your plate:

For example, my plates end in "0", so I'm supposed to go in November. Hopefully there is some leeway. I'm actually going in late October.

Where to go? Since the guy in Cihuatlan doesn't do the testing anymore, the closest is this guy Israel in La Huerta (see other posts in this thread.) If he ever stops doing it, then Autlan would be next closest, followed by PV then Guad. Could get to be quite a hassle.

By the way, even brand new cars are subject to this annual testing (very diminishing returns there IMO.)

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