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When you receive the notice saying your car must pass the Ontario Drive Clean emissions test before you can get your new license plate sticker ... relax. Victoria Park Automotive is an accredited Drive Clean test & repair facility. We'll make the inspection trouble-free for you, and have you on your way without delay.

Here's what will take place, and how easy it will be:

A Drive Clean-certified technician will ease your vehicle onto a dynamometer, a kind of treadmill. One end of an exhaust hose is inserted into your car's tailpipe, the other to a machine that measures the output of pollutants like nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. The dynamometer's treadmill will then be engaged to simulate driving conditions during which your car is tested and compared to emission standards for its year, make and model, with some allowances made for its actual age. The test results interface with a super computer at the Ministry of Transportation, and are recorded on a printed form - a copy of which we sign and give to you.

That's it. Done! While it may sound complicated, the Drive Clean test is a routine undertaking for the skilled technicians at Victoria Park Automotive. And at only $35.00, it's affordable for every motorist, and a small price we can all pay to help safeguard our environment.

Are you familiar with the shocking statistics concerning pollution that were released by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA)? They say air pollutants in Ontario kill 1900 people, and result in 9,800 hospital admissions, 13,000 emergency room visits and 47 million sick days for employees. That's in only one year! And they found a particularly strong correlation between occurrences of childhood asthma and exposure to pollutants from motor vehicles. It's all so very tragic and sad.

Findings like those in the OMA study make all of us here at Victoria Park Automotive proud to represent Ontario's Drive Clean Program in the Toronto area. We hope to make the Drive Clean experience an easy one for you. Please call us to schedule a convenient time for your vehicle's test soon after receiving the notice from the Ministry of Transportation. That way we can all breathe a little easier.