McCullough NAPA Auto Care

Failed Emissions Test Repair in Sandy Plains, 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. Cobb 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 Sandy Plains, 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

Sandy Plains, GA

Serving Zip Codes:
30062

  • 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

    Could not be happier with the service I received at McCullough NAPA Auto Care! The gentlemen that helped me were very professional and made me feel at ease in a stressful situation. Would definitely recommend!

    thumb Rachel Eichenblatt
    July 1, 2020

    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
  • WOW!! An amazing experience! Traveled here from Kansas to apartment shop for my daughter who is relocating and my husband was unable to join A part was dragging under the car so we popped in to see if they could help. They were so kind and helpful. Restored my faith in this world. Good people do exist!!

    thumb Angela Drybread
    June 18, 2022

    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

    Awesome facility. Friendly staff.

    thumb Jeremy Ortiz
    September 10, 2020
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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 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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    My experience was surprisingly excellent. I was greeted immediately before I could actually get out my car. Eric was professional and friendly. Eric Followed up with me has promised. I really like that Eric shares real honest timing/wait expectations.

    thumb Andrea Townsend
    July 20, 2020

    This is the best place you could possibly go to take care of your car! My family and I have been going here for over 15 years and we recommend them to everyone. Eric, Bryan, and Graham are the most trustworthy guys and truly care about their customers. We all love them and are so thankful we found them!!

    thumb Rachel Walker
    October 12, 2021
  • Eric and everyone at the shop is fantastic. I call and they are so kind and accommodating. No wonder they have so much business!!! Despite the amount of customers they have, they treat everyone with respect and attention. Love doing business here. Could recommend more. Fast, excellent service !! -Alexa

    thumb Sam Loy
    May 16, 2022

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Graham was great and was up front about everything that needed to be done. My son's jeep went down on the Saturday before Memorial Day and they had him ready around 1pm that Thursday. Quick turn around in my eyes. Nice employees, everyone was cordial and friendly.

    thumb Tim Lawrence
    June 4, 2021

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