McCullough NAPA Auto Care

Failed Emissions Test Repair in Dunwoody, 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. DeKalb 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 Dunwoody, 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:
30338, 30346, 30356, 30360, 31146

  • We had an issue with a splash shield dragging and overheating. We are heading back to Kansas this afternoon. They were able to fit us in despite being super busy & do a quick fix and sent us on our way in 10 minutes. So kind and amazing service!

    thumb Emma Perez
    June 18, 2022

    Got me in the same day and kept me up to date. Fixed what was needed and did not push any costly add ons like other places do. Feel like I can trust these guys.

    thumb Jason Hall
    January 20, 2022

    The absolute best of the best. I won’t go to anyone else. I’ve been using them 16 years and I’ll use them for 16 more. Eric is a delight!

    thumb Carolyn Roberts
    April 13, 2022
  • 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

    Graham is great. Kept me informed of my repairs and provided an accurate quote. Pleased with the results. Walked away feeling this place is trustworthy and does quality work. Found them through nextdoor app and now I see why they have such great reviews.

    thumb Wess Burgner
    July 27, 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
  • Always great service. Always a fair price for very highly skilled technicians. After 20 years of depending on them, I've come to trust McCullough Auto Care blindly.

    thumb Clay White
    November 25, 2019

    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

    A staff of gentlemen ready to answer every question with a smile and great knowledge. They not only gave me a good estimate but they completed the work a day early! I highly recommend McCullough NAPA Auto Care to you. You will not be disappointed by the care they put into your vehicle.

    thumb Byung Ham
    March 13, 2020
  • Great service! The entire team is so friendly and helpful. They were able to diagnose the issue and stayed with it until the problem was resolved.

    thumb marshall fox
    August 2, 2021

    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

    Wow! I am so impressed with the service I received. Having moved here from Nashville I was nervous about finding a mechanic! These guys are BUSY but they treat every customer like their priority. I got my car repaired within two days on a weekend! Prices can’t be beat and I was getting phone calls with detailed status updates. Amazing service. Really compassionate. Please doing business! I thought I was going to have to spend thousands fixing the plate that was dragging under my car but I got it fixed for under $200! Thank you!!!

    thumb Alexa Even
    June 7, 2021
  • I know for me one hard thing about choosing a mechanic is brushing off all previous notions I have about mechanics Potentially not treating my car how they would treat their own car. This place has done more than exceed my expectations. I got a phone call for every update, I got a thorough description of what was to be done and what was wrong, not only that, but where the dealership said it would take them two weeks to fix my car, these guys did it in less than 24 hours. I have never been happier to spend $300 in my life. Anything I need in the future, you can be sure I’ll bring it here.

    thumb Erik Davis
    September 10, 2020

    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

    Came in for emissions and they exceeded my expectations! Saw headlight out, replaced it. Saw no oil sticker, checked it and put a little in it until i can get back in for change. While waiting you could tell these guys really care about their customers and the safety of their vehicles. Definitely will be coming back here!

    thumb Nadia Perrmann
    January 5, 2021
  • 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

    Had experienced front tire damage hitting metal debris on I-285 just before Rosewll exit. Immediately exited on Roswell and saw NAPA sign and pulled in. Place was busy! But got attention immediately by Jeff service worker. Got tire off my car no waiting. Wow! Determined rim bent but tire still good. He could have sold me a new tire and i would have not known better. So appreciative. Then met with Eric McCullough and quickly arranged to have rim fixed. I decided on new tires for safety and were worn. Eric got me great deal on tires and had my car fixed SAME day. Eric runs a super customer-focused operation. Kudos! Bruce Fike

    thumb Bruce Fike
    August 1, 2020

    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
  • Overall, McCullough car repair has done an outstanding work on my car. They are professional, honest, reasonable with cost and does the work on time. Most especially, Eric and Wes, they are top notch and I am highly satisfied with the outstanding work on my car. I highly recommend this car repair shop to my family, friends and all over Atlanta. I am extremely happy and highly satisfied with my car repair as well as the car repair cost. Thank you for the outstanding work and the job well done.

    thumb Jocelyn Dudley
    July 22, 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

    My vehicle was on the verge of breaking down while I was in Sandy Springs for work last week (I live in a different town), and my boyfriend had determined that it was a problem with the alternator. He helped me find McCulloch Auto Care, which was right down the street. We'd noticed the good reviews, and we took a chance! The staff is super friendly, professional, and kind. They were able to confirm our suspicions about my car's specific issues, and took us as soon as they could. I was so impressed with their customer service. They really went above and beyond to meet my repair needs, had a fair price, and worked quickly to repair the issue. I almost wish I lived closer just so that I could have my car serviced here more often! Great family owned business.

    thumb hannahinhd
    February 15, 2021
  • 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

    I had a check engine light on Saturday afternoon, ended up being an engine coil pack needing to be replaced. It was obviously super busy and I knew I would need to leave it until Monday to get looked at. Staff was very informative and communication was excellent. Got it looked at Monday and ordered necessary part to come in the next day. Went ahead and did the spark plugs as well since I was nearing 60k miles. Picked it up after lunch with no issues. Seems like they do really well with the small space provided and very busy area right off 285

    thumb Jason
    July 21, 2021

    This has to be the best shop in town! When I got my car fixed the last time, It drove live new. I've never been so happy to get my car fixed in my life. They were very friendly and honest. This will be my go to place from now on. Not too far from my house which is a huge plus but even if it were, I'd be game to making the trip. Thanks for being honest and giving great service!

    thumb Davida Rose
    October 9, 2019
  • 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

    Would recommend to anyone that needs vehicle maintenance. They are the most honest and reliable mechanic service that I’ve dealt with. Thanks again!

    thumb Caleb Pough
    February 16, 2021

    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
  • Eric was amazing from start to finish. I chose this shop for my repair based on previous reviews & I'm glad I did. He made sure to, in my opinion, go above and beyond with his politeness, as well as helping to make the process smooth and to try to save me as many coins as he could, while still getting done what was needed. Very happy with this visit

    thumb LaDonna Mechelle
    August 29, 2020

    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

    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

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