Self-Service Emissions Testing Kiosks

There are self-service OBD II testing kiosks available for public use at 16 of the full-service E-Check station locations.  The self-service kiosks can be used by most 1996 and newer gasoline engine vehicles and 1997 and newer diesel engine vehicles to receive their initial test.  The inspection consists of three easy steps:

Step 1.  Scan your vehicle's VIN barcode, or enter it directly in the screen and verify or enter other vehicle information necessary.

Step 2.  Connect the Onboard Diagnostic (OBD) testing device to your vehicle's data port.

Step 3.  Collect your Vehicle Inspection Report showing your vehicle's information and the inspection results.  If your vehicle passes, you may proceed with your registration.  If your vehicle fails, you must return to a regular inspection lane during normal business hours for your re-inspection.

 The Self-Testing Station is Open 24 Hours a Day 365 Days a Year !

  

 

Self-serve kiosks are available at the following locations:

 

 City

 Address

 Medina

770 North Progress Dr., Medina, OH 44256

 Euclid

1750 Metro Dr., Euclid, OH 44132

 Warrensville Heights

19000 S. Miles Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

 Westlake

24770 Sperry Dr., Westlake, OH 44145

Cleveland 

4557 Industrial Pkwy., Cleveland, OH 44135

North Royalton 

13000 York Delta Dr., North Royalton, OH 44133

Kent

1460 Fairchild Rd., Kent, OH 44240

Rootstown

5093 S. Prospect St., Rootstown, OH 44272

Akron

1818 Copley Rd., Akron, OH 44320

Cuyahoga Falls

3478 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

 Twinsburg

2200 Pinnacle Pkwy., Twinsburg, OH 44087

 Berea

1291 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017

Valley View

6150 West Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125

Chardon

10632 Auburn Rd., Chardon, OH 44024

Painesville

1755 North Ridge Rd., Painesville, OH 44077

Elyria

128 Reaser Ct., Elyria, OH 44036

  

If the check engine light has been turned off recently (within a week) because the battery was disconnected, vehicle repaired, serviced or the computer cleared with a scan tool, the vehicle may not be able to receive a test either at the kiosk or an inspection lane.  The vehicle may first need to be driven through its drive cycle to ready the vehicle’s computer for testing.  You can read the following for additional information on drive cycles and vehicle testing readiness: 

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/echeck/testing_info/ECheckBrochures.aspx

http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/27/echeck/docs/OBDReadiness_DriveCyclesNov2012.pdf

If the check engine light is on you will still be able to test the vehicle, however, you will receive a failing test.  The purpose for this would be to obtain the trouble codes for free which you or your mechanic can use to repair the vehicle.  The vehicle is allowed three free tests within a 365 day period.  The fourth and any subsequent tests will need to be conducted at a full service station in an inspection lane and will cost $18 each time.

During normal E-Check station hours of operation there will be employees available for help with the testing process.  As mentioned above, the kiosk is only able to test 1996 and newer gasoline engine vehicles and 1997 and newer diesel engine vehicles.  1995 and older vehicles (1996 and older diesels) must be tested using the "tailpipe" test because they are not equipped with OBD II technology.