McCullough NAPA Auto Care

Failed Emissions Test Repair in Norcross, 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. Gwinnett 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 Norcross, 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:
30003, 30010, 30071, 30091, 30092

  • Eric has been my service manager for years. He is always professional and easy to deal with. He goes out of his way to take care of your needs and makes accommodations to the customer when needed. They will ferry me and my car to and from their shop (I live within blocks) and I appreciate that very much. Everyone at McCullough is nice, friendly and helpful.

    thumb Jan Murray
    May 2, 2021

    My truck broke down when we got to Atlanta on the way to Disney world. A local stopped to help us and recommended this place. This place got me in and got the radiator fixed for a very fair price and on our way the next day very quickly. I was so impressed and it's no surprise they are very busy. Thank you so much and my family all got to the resort and is having a great time!! These people are great and will get your vehicle fixed for a fair price. Plus, you get Napa warranty all over the country at least I did on the repair I got. Please support them!!!

    thumb Tim Rowell
    September 16, 2019

    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
  • Eric at McCullough has been taking care of my family's [multiple] cars for over 10 years now. A Volkswagen, a Nissan, and 2 Acuras: They've done minor repairs all the way to major transmission replacements. Eric is trustworthy, honest, and tells you what really needs to be done versus what can wait. Their prices seem reasonable (although in fairness I haven't been anywhere else recently b/c I'm so pleased with them), they are timely, and always communicate what the car needs in detail. I can't recommend these guys enough!

    thumb Juliana Buttram
    September 19, 2019

    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

    Very respectful, honest, and professional. I was having issues with my headlights, and they fixed it for a reasonable price. They do a lot to ensure that you have a positive experience, and that you're not wasting your money on unnecessary parts or repairs. Top notch service, A+!

    thumb Andrew Asher
    July 30, 2021
  • 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 found my new home for car repair. Eric was very nice and honest. We definitely be coming back! Thank you for the excellent customer service.

    thumb Rosani Reynoso
    October 21, 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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • Honest pricing..."as promised" timely repairs... and good customer service! - I keep coming back to McCullough with a different vehicle (Nissan Truck/Honda Truck/Honda Car) and they knock it outta the park every time!

    thumb Michael Smith
    January 25, 2020

    My experience here was great! Fast, curious, and fairly priced. I didn't think a repair shop like this existed. I'll be a lifelong customer.

    thumb Walt Anthony
    August 6, 2020

    We have been depending on McCullough's at least since 1997, when we purchased a home only a few blocks away, walking distance really. Had our emissions test a few days ago and want to acknowledge Jack, who completed the tests quickly. I asked him to determine why the backup camera was not in the proper position. It took a bit of time and ingenuity to get everything right. Thanks Jack, for the excellent service.

    thumb Dennis Crow
    November 21, 2021
  • 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

    I have known Eric and the facility for over 30 years. The service from both a customer and repair stand point is excellent. You can expect to be treated with a high level of professional performance, and courtesy.

    thumb Mark Schacher
    January 23, 2020

    I would normally recommend this business as I have been here a few times. I went there Friday for an oil change. However, I honestly didn't feel safe. They have signs that customers must wear a mask. There was only one employee wearing a mask themselves. All the others didn't have a mask on. I feel this is disrespectful to their customers. I understand it can be uncomfortable but it is essential during these times.

    thumb Ashley Sprague
    January 11, 2021
  • The team at McCullough Auto Care are so friendly, thorough, and timely. They know the cars bumper to bumper and how to properly diagnose the problem as well as do scheduled maintenance. They really work with you to do what is necessary to make your car safe and not hit your wallet too hard! I can say that I trust Eric and his team with our cars.

    thumb Victoria Mills
    October 29, 2019

    I have used McCullough Auto Care for more than10 years. I needed a reliable auto maintenance service because I commuted weekly to Birmingham. One of the nice things about these guys is they listen when I mention an issue with the car, go over their inspection results of my car and review my bill in detail. I have never been disappointed in their service or the cost of the service I received.

    thumb Bill Scales
    March 31, 2022

    Great as usual.

    thumb Robyn Brody
    August 26, 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Eric and his staff were great and helpful. The pricing was fair, and they let us know every step of the way what was wrong and what needed to be changed.

    thumb jcwolves .
    June 28, 2020

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