McCullough NAPA Auto Care

Failed Emissions Test Repair in Alpharetta, Georgia

Georgia law requires that all gasoline cars and light-duty trucks (weighing 8,500 lbs or less) made between 1994 – 2014 and registered in one of the 13 counties around Metro Atlanta pass an emissions test. Fulton county is included in this list. Once passed, you won’t need to pass another emissions test for one year.
 
Failed emissions tests are more common than you might think, and the reason for failure may be minor. If you recently failed an emissions test or have an upcoming emissions test, the best thing to do is schedule a diagnostic emissions inspection with McCullough NAPA. This will give our technicians time to fix any issues that may prohibit you from passing.
Failed Emissions Test Repair and Diagnostic

Schedule a Diagnostic Emissions Inspection in Alpharetta, Georgia

Failing an emissions test can be frustrating. An emissions test aims to measure the levels of pollutants in your vehicle’s exhaust. Every engine produces emissions, but releasing too many harms the environment.

Schedule a diagnostic emissions inspection, and our technicians will start by visually inspecting your vehicle. They will simultaneously run a diagnostic report that shows your emissions output. Once complete, we will know exactly what needs to be repaired, if anything. We suggest scheduling your diagnostic emissions inspection four to six weeks before your emissions test.

Schedule your failed emissions test repair below!

Reasons For a Failed Emissions Test

A failed emissions test can come as a complete shock for a driver. The causes of a failed emissions test can range from a loose gas cap to an extensive exhaust system issue. Here’s a comprehensive list of some reasons for a failed emissions test.

  • Engine issues and check engine light. If this is on, you will always fail your emissions test.
  • Overdue oil change
  • Faulty oxygen sensor
  • Damaged exhaust system
  • Loose or cracked gas cap

How To Avoid Failing Your Upcoming Emissions Test

The State of Georgia suggests vehicle owners get their vehicle’s emissions tested four to six weeks before the registration renewal date. The extra time will allow any repairs to be made before your vehicle’s registration expires. We encourage you to consider our scheduled maintenance plans, where repairs and services will be made to your car as needed. Our technicians will be more aware of issues as they pop up because your vehicle will be inspected on a scheduled basis. Areas like your exhaust system will be inspected more frequently as well! This can help increase your chances of passing your emissions test!

McCullough NAPA Auto Care Proudly Serves

Serving Zip Codes:
30004, 30005, 30009, 30022, 30076, 30504

  • I was so impressed with these guys!! Family business and the guys are professional, efficient, and personable. They got my part quickly and fit me in so I could come while my kids were at school. They went the extra mile (no pun intended) to consult with another auto body shop to make sure the repair was stable. I will be coming back for all future auto needs and will recommend them widely.

    thumb Deb in Atanta
    September 10, 2019

    I have used McCullough for maintenance on my prior vehicle and received great service. Recently I had to repair my front bumper - I received an estimate for repair services that was reasonable. The estimated turn around time was less days than other auto shops. The best part was, the staff (Graham) was accommodating with my schedule and the repair was completed as expected/on time. The work completed was great. I absolutely recommended McCullough for auto care services.

    thumb Jessica Astrid George
    February 23, 2021

    I really cannot count the number of times these brothers have taken care of me, my family and all our various vehicles. We have been loyal customers for more than 20 years! They have done everything we have needed on cars, trailers, used car evaluations for purchase, tank drops, and all the basics. They are very trustworthy and will give you a honest answer on everything and a reasonable estimate on what it will cost to resolve it. They are super busy, so plan to wait a day or two longer than you might somewhere else, but it is worth it!

    thumb Ashley Marratt
    May 3, 2022
  • Great customer service! Eric and team did an awesome job coordinating their busy schedule with the schedule of my girlfriend and myself so that we would have a car during the work week and then trade off cars when the other was ready. They are extremely friendly and it felt like they had us as the customer in mind. Highly recommend!

    thumb Andrew r
    June 10, 2021

    I may have written one other recommendation in my of 50 years, but after doing business with Eric McCullough for 35 of those years it is time to write another one. He maintained and serviced my auto's, my wife, kids and employees for 32 of those 35 years. He has stood behind the work on everything he and his employees have done. He operates his business with great honesty and integrity. I highly recommend doing business. with McCullough

    thumb Stephen Roberts
    May 4, 2021

    I’ve taken my cars here over the years and have been delighted w the team. They’re honest, professional, knowledgeable, and will shoot you straight. Prices are fair and they’ll tell you abt issues that may or will arise in the future and to keep that in mind for future reference. Overall an A

    thumb Alex Cameron
    August 26, 2020
  • I own and automotive repair business in Jacksonville, but my wife lives in Atlanta and needed tires for her car, so I know good service and fair pricing in this industry. I chose McCullough because of their good reviews and they did not disappoint. They were very professional and took good care of my wife. I would highly recommend them and will continue to use them for her service needs.

    thumb John Greenfield
    October 21, 2019

    Have been going to McCollough’s for decades! Once I found them, I knew they were honest and professional. Not often one can say that about an auto repair place. They have helped me keep my older vehicles safely on the road for longer than I could imagine. I have always been treated with respect, no matter how large or small the issue, which is excellent and reassuring for an older woman.Highly recommend them!

    thumb Marti Griffin
    March 16, 2022

    I live in Brookhaven and work in Duluth and pass dozens of auto repair shops on the route. I will forever go out of my way to go to McCullough. This is hands down the best repair shop I’ve ever been to. They are honest, kind, and treat each customer with the utmost respect. I’ll never take my cars anywhere else!

    thumb Joshua Brown
    February 18, 2020
  • Quick and excellent service. I was turned away at my regular mechanic because he said he didn’t know how to do a transmission fluid change. This was my first time ever going to McCullough auto care, and I was very happy with my service. They were able to see me immediately and were patient with me considering the circumstances. Eric was great, and even matched the prices of another mechanic down the road. I will be back! Would recommend!

    thumb Caitlynn McFee
    November 19, 2019

    Honest experts . affordable compared to other places . Only place that was willing to work on my subaru head gasket and other axle work from maybe 5 places I went to .

    thumb Ketan Gunjal
    January 7, 2021

    Able to fix issue with my 2011 truck other shops could not address- very hard to diagnose mechanical issue another reputable shops couldn’t figure out. Good prices, done on time, and with expert mechanics. Will have them work on all of my vehicles and highly recommended. Support a family owned business for a change!

    thumb B. BB
    February 23, 2021
  • This place has fantastic service times and an extremely knowledgeable staff. First time I went was for an emergency tire change and it went even more smoothly than I would have ever thought possible. Definitely recommend for any/all vehicle maintenance.

    thumb lee griner
    November 18, 2019

    My parents and I have been taking our cars there since the beginning. Great, hardworking guys. The only mom and pop shop left in Sandy Springs.

    thumb kirby caramelo
    January 2, 2022

    They figured out the issue with my Pathfinder and made the repair quickly. Eric is very thorough and kept me up to date the entire time. This was my first time using them but I will use them again!

    thumb Michael Meyer
    October 21, 2021
  • Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional people. Would definitely go here again if I was in the area and needed them!

    thumb Brandon Holdeman
    October 2, 2020

    I have used this company twice and was VERY impressed both times with the honesty, knowledge, and cost-effectiveness of the mechanics that I worked with. They were upfront with me on what I needed to do now vs what could wait, showed me where I could save money, and worked with me to make sure I had my car finished before I needed it that weekend. Again, very very impressed. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else in Atlanta.

    thumb Anon Emus
    September 10, 2020

    This place is a life saver. Great communication, great service, and very professional people. Eric worked with me through my whole repair. Kept me updated through out the process and fixed the problem on my car at a fair price. I will definitely make this my new place to go for all my car repairs and maintenance needs, along with sending my friends their way.

    thumb Angela A
    March 10, 2020
  • Brian and the team were fantastic with handling my issue. In fact they discovered a major error which occurred when I had my last oil change done at a quick oil change place, which turned out to be the cause of my issue. They took pics of it and wrote out an explanation for me to give to the previous oil chance place. Because of their extra effort, I am getting reimbursed for the error. I highly recommend Brian and the team!

    thumb Scott Braswell
    February 3, 2022

    After recently moving to the area, I had a vehicle emergency where my transmission needed replacing. Graham immediately took me in and was SO kind, professional, and direct about the costs; one of their kind staff members even drove me home after my car was dropped for repair so that I did not have to call a car service. They were so patient with me and got my car back to me in one day completely fixed and ready to go! I will never use any other automotive repair shop in the area! ABSOLUTELY recommend without hesitation!

    thumb Brinley Bowen
    July 28, 2021

    Great price and service! More polite and patient set of people! Along with efficiency! Such a great experience overall

    thumb Kiran Bandali
    December 19, 2020
  • Fantastic service every time I go! The people here are friendly and knowledgeable and actually try to help you pay the lowest cost for your repairs! This is THE place to go for auto repairs 100%!

    thumb Thorin Thompson
    April 26, 2022

    Am costumer at this shop for years and the service is good and they do great job

    thumb yorxx king
    July 19, 2020

    This place is exactly the kind of service you come to expect. Great service, timely, and they never assume I don’t know what I’m talking about because I’m a girl.

    thumb Susan James
    November 12, 2021
  • Honest and fair price!!! I went in for 60k mile service. They said I only needed oil and cabin air filter changed. That is refreshing honesty! Saved me big bucks! This will be my new shop for my car service. ☺

    thumb Scott O'Kon
    August 22, 2020

    What more is there to say? These guys are amazing. Their service is very thorough and quick. I was so worried about the cost of my repair but Eric and Brian put me at ease with their extremely reasonable prices! My truck is running like it's brand new again and I can't thank these guys enough!

    thumb Nicholas Kerr
    March 1, 2020

    I do not know if I can type out all that I want to in this review but let me say this. WOW!! Being a single father with a busy schedule I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am for Eric and his team! I have been taking my vehicle to them for over 2 years now and I would not go anywhere else. The honesty, timing and keeping their word every single time is simply priceless! They have saved me so much grief because of my current situation. For all you single fathers out there...these guys got your back! I only have one vehicle and my son and I depend on it being in the best running shape possible. Eric and his team go out of there way EVERY-SINGLE-TIME. During these special times where its harder to get even the simplest things done, that has not slowed down this business. They still give 110% with every customer and are sympathetic to their customers unique situations. People, don't look any further for a shop that you can trust and count on. You will simply waste your time and find no better service in Atlanta. Eric, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you and your guys do. Having open and honest communication with you is always a pleasure. Folks lets do our best to keep these guys busy!! They deserve everyone's business! A++++++

    thumb Jacob Wiechmann
    April 29, 2020
  • They diagnosed and repaired my car in time for my trip. Car works great! Eric provides excellent customer service even when he's got a ton on his plate.

    thumb Gavi Shapiro
    May 10, 2022

    McCullough has been my family's go-to mechanic for decades. Don't know what I would do without them - just a super-nice family that will take care of your cars. Their service is important to us because once we get a new car, we like to hold onto it for years (10-12). Highly recommend.

    thumb Sam
    December 3, 2021

    Always extremely professional. Willing to work with customers. Sadly, car repair is expensive but they have worked with me. Graham has been extremely helpful with issues my daughter was having with her car while we were at another mechanic in the area. We asked on Nextdoor for recommendations and McCullough came up numerous times!

    thumb Robyn Vogel
    May 14, 2020

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