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How long are e-Tests good for?

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1 year. i assume you removed all your cats?
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phillbert wrote:1 year. i assume you removed all your cats?
You sure?

Might be a different classification, but I'm pretty sure that if you're getting the car tested because you're getting ownership, you've got 100 days from the test date to register or whatever.

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2 years. Odd year cars are due on even years and vice versa. New cars do not come up for e test for 5 years unless ownership is transferred. Then you need a safety and e-test certification.
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The certificate itself is good for 1 year. However cars need to be tested every 2 years unless there is ownership change.
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DragonZealot wrote:The certificate itself is good for 1 year. However cars need to be tested every 2 years unless there is ownership change.
Please explain?
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Pete_Coach wrote:Please explain?
If the emissions test was done 13 months ago, then it will have to be tested again (before the 2 years is up) before it can be registered by the new owner. That's probably what he meant by "unless there is ownership change."
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Rehan wrote:If the emissions test was done 13 months ago, then it will have to be tested again (before the 2 years is up) before it can be registered by the new owner. That's probably what he meant by "unless there is ownership change."
I understand the change of ownership part, it is the valid for one year on a two year test cycle. If I keep the car the certificate should be valid for those two years?
As far as I can tell it is only an issue for those that wish to sell their vehicle within the two year testing period, and it protects the buyer. If you keep your car, well , I guess it does not matter.
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Pete_Coach wrote:If I keep the car the certificate should be valid for those two years?
That's right.
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I asked not because I removed the cats.

You mentioned the cert is valid for 2 years. Here's the scenario. Suppose I bought a used car last May and the previous owner had performed the eTest and passed. If I want to sell the car now (it's been a bit over 1 year), is the eTest still valid? Or would I need to have the car re-tested and get it re-certified?
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wrx2k3 wrote:I asked not because I removed the cats.

You mentioned the cert is valid for 2 years. Here's the scenario. Suppose I bought a used car last May and the previous owner had performed the eTest and passed. If I want to sell the car now (it's been a bit over 1 year), is the eTest still valid? Or would I need to have the car re-tested and get it re-certified?
Yes, it would need to get a new emissions test and safety certificate. Basically, whenever you register a vehicle (which the new owner will have to do), you have to provide the details of a successful emissions test in the last 12 months...
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Rehan wrote:Yes, it would need to get a new emissions test and safety certificate. Basically, whenever you register a vehicle (which the new owner will have to do), you have to provide the details of a successful emissions test in the last 12 months...
no, i'm pretty sure the e-test is valid for 1 year regardless how many transfers is performed. its the safety that needs to be performed during each change of ownership.
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phillbert wrote:i'm pretty sure the e-test is valid for 1 year regardless how many transfers is performed. its the safety that needs to be performed during each change of ownership.
That's right. But I don't know why you started your post with "no"....maybe you misread some earlier posts in this thread? wrx2k3 was asking about a car e-tested over 12 months ago.
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Rehan wrote:That's right. But I don't know why you started your post with "no"....maybe you misread some earlier posts in this thread? wrx2k3 was asking about a car e-tested over 12 months ago.
yeah, i did skip over his post. nvm.
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so i bought my car in january, etest and safety were done. I just redid the safety to transfer ownership to someone buying my car, the etest is STILL valid right? all they need is the safety and proof of valid etest? or do i need to get the etest AGAIN
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