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Post by peteben on Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:45 am

Recently came across this article.

It seems that they are getting serious about this testing. Here is the main changes I was able to discern:


  • Automatic fines. If your designated month for testing is June, a fine for $1500 will be levied on July 1st if you have not done the test.
  • No cancelling of fines when you do get your test done.
  • Up to triple the fine if you don't get the test.
  • Can only do the testing during the designated month.


This is pretty drastic. I've been getting my sticker every year, but not always during the designated month. I think you used to be able to do it up to 3 months prior. Looks like this will no longer be an option.
Although this might have the positive effect of cleaning up the air, and getting older vehicles off the road or fixed, I think this will be a major burden for a lot of people. Many cars at lakeside have never been tested. Things might be difficult for those snowbirds that have a Jalisco plated vehicle, if their designated month falls during summer. They will need to find a friend to take their vehicle for testing, or possibly get new license plates, if that is even possible.

I am wondering, though, if this will also apply to trucks? I, for one, would be glad to see some of those antique, decrepit hulks disappear from our roads.


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Post by artesialulu on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:38 pm

The local testing site(s) are where?
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Post by RVGRINGO on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:58 pm

Zaragosa #375, Chapala

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:58 pm

I assume they will be collecting these fines at vehicle registration time? Since many of the old, offending vehicles are owned by poorer Mexicans who don't register or insure their vehicles anyways I am not sure if they will get the results they anticipate.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:53 pm

I store cars for folks during the off season. This is a pain as I have to verify  they have insurance and than go get it tested for my friends depending on the month on the plate . Unless people pay for all year long insurance I guess they will pay the penalty every January when they register and pay fees on the car. What a pain to unhook them from battery maintainers and wiggle them out of each storage space and reverse the process coming home all for a sticker. Also what seems silly is none of these cars is polluting at all other than when I get them tested. I really understand why but for me it is a pain in the a** for trying to be a good guy.

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Post by juanrey on Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:18 pm

Zedinmexico wrote: but for me it is a pain in the a** for trying to be a good guy.
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As the old saying goes "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
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Post by brigitte on Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:24 pm

maybe you can redo the test and then get the paper later on for a small fee so you do not have to unhook the batteries. Knowing how things work they will develop an industry around that one...

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Post by thomashellyer on Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:17 pm

Hola! How do you know what month for your car?

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Post by Intercasa on Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:50 pm

For current law see here  http://www.chapalalaw.com/smog-test-license-plate-chart/

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Post by ValeroGeorge on Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:39 pm

Recently bought my first mexican plated car and the last number on the plate is "6", so my month to get tested according to the chart is July. Is that right?

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Post by Intercasa on Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:00 pm

Yes
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:22 am

Is the emission testing place still at Zaragoza #375, Chapala?
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Post by oatsie on Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:32 am

peteben wrote:Recently came across this article.

It seems that they are getting serious about this testing. Here is the main changes I was able to discern:


  • Automatic fines. If your designated month for testing is June, a fine for $1500 will be levied on July 1st if you have not done the test.
  • No cancelling of fines when you do get your test done.
  • Up to triple the fine if you don't get the test.
  • Can only do the testing during the designated month.


This is pretty drastic. I've been getting my sticker every year, but not always during the designated month. I think you used to be able to do it up to 3 months prior. Looks like this will no longer be an option.
Although this might have the positive effect of cleaning up the air, and getting older vehicles off the road or fixed, I think this will be a major burden for a lot of people. Many cars at lakeside have never been tested. Things might be difficult for those snowbirds that have a Jalisco plated vehicle, if their designated month falls during summer. They will need to find a friend to take their vehicle for testing, or possibly get new license plates, if that is even possible.

I am wondering, though, if this will also apply to trucks? I, for one, would be glad to see some of those antique, decrepit hulks disappear from our roads.


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I'm not doubting this or questioning it... but wondering what the source of your information is?
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Post by Canmex 87 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:55 am

CanuckBob wrote:Is the emission testing place still at Zaragoza #375, Chapala?

Yes.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:47 am

I just went there. The place isn't that noticeable. Of course they told me to come back on Wednesday as they had no stickers or something. That testing station must be using 50's technology. There is no dyno or nothing. I didn't even see a computer. I highly doubt the test is tied to the motor vehicle branch unless they keep a written log and walk it over there. I checked a whole bunch of windshields on my way home and saw very few emmision stickers. Is this thing for real?
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Post by slainte39 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:55 am

Are you sure you were in the right place? I got a computer printout on a government form with information tied to Vialidad.  scratch

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Post by oatsie on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:01 pm

CanuckBob wrote:I just went there. The place isn't that noticeable. Of course they told me to come back on Wednesday as they had no stickers or something. That testing station must be using 50's technology. There is no dyno or nothing. I didn't even see a computer. I highly doubt the test is tied to the motor vehicle branch unless they keep a written log and walk it over there. I checked a whole bunch of windshields on my way home and saw very few emmision stickers. Is this thing for real?
My last number is 4 so had my test done 2 weeks ago.  They do have a computer and after the mechanic entered my licence number, my information did come up on a computer screen.  The screen and keyboard is on the left of the testing station.  It definitely isn't modern and the only "test" they do is sticking a senser up the exhaust pipe.

I'd be surprised if the poor Mexican population would get a ticket, but the banditos/transito's will sure be preying on us gringos...
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:13 pm

Well I suppose that computer could have been there some where. It was definitely the right place. I guess I was used to the state of the art testing stations in Vancouver that had 4 wheel dynos, giant analyzing machines, computers everywhere., etc, etc.

I thought the fines were being levied at registration time? No?
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:24 pm

BTW.......I've never had any of my vehicles here tested nor was there any sticker on the 2005 van I purchased last year from a guy from Guadalajara. I assume he never had it tested either as all the other stickers are still on the van.
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Post by sm1mex on Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:16 pm

We were there in Chapala March as our tag ends with 3. When you pull into the service area, you turn left facing a wall and the computer is in front of your car by the wall. They did the tail pipe thing and gave us our computer print-out and sticker on the windshield. About 15-20 minutes.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:36 pm

Hmmmm.......that's exactly where I was standing when I was talking with the fellow. Maybe the computer was stolen and that's why he told me to come back on Wednesday..... Jaja.
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Post by sm1mex on Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:39 pm

Computer may have been cracked down and in the hospital.

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Post by Mexbaa on Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:01 pm

When I went in 2015 they said they only do testing during the month following your renewal month. They were turning away several others. Hopefully that has changed this year to comply with 2016 laws.

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Post by David on Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:58 pm

I had both my vehicles tested this year in the month corresponding to the last number of the license plate.  

Bob, Mexico and the USA don't use dynos. Exhaust gas analysis is done at idle speed and 2000 RPM.
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:32 pm

Well I tried once, I'll try again. After that I'll fogettaboutit!!
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