McCullough NAPA Auto Care

Failed Emissions Test Repair in Vinings, 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 Vinings, 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:
30339, 31139

  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    McCullough Auto Care has earned our trust over the past two years by consistently giving us quality, reliable repairs at fair prices. The staff is polite, knowledgeable, and never tries to talk us into things we don't need or want. We will continue to trust McCullough for all of our repairs.

    thumb Laura Lane McKinnon
    October 10, 2021

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • Out of town for work and needed an alternator changed immediately and McCullough's was the only place that said they could and would do it! Reasonably Priced and Great Customer Service! Will definitely be back if ever in the area.

    thumb James Knott
    January 19, 2022

    Eric and Company are a first class operation! They get it right the first time in every time! They will pick me up and drop me off to make it 100 times more convenient. They treat me like family and look after my best interest not just their bottom line! These are the kind of people that I value doing business with

    thumb paul yurfest
    February 15, 2021

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    Very honest mechanics. Eric kept me in the loop with my cars progress. I got the car back in a reasonable amount of time considering the work that had to be done.

    thumb Michael Brown
    January 30, 2020

    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
  • 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

    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

    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 have an older vehicle so I see these folks more than my wallet likes. They are amazing, friendly, people that are a pleasure to work with. I can't recommend them enough.

    thumb Reid Ramsay
    November 4, 2020

    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 received great service from this location! I called them about replacing a serpentine belt and they got it done for me the very next morning. It was quick, and cheaper than some other places that I had called for the same service. Eric and his team did a great job, and they were very nice! I will definitely return for any other auto repair I may need in the future.

    thumb darya kovalska
    July 13, 2021

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