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What is required of local auto shops to participate in the program?
Apply to the state for an emissions inspection license.
Conduct emissions inspections (option to repair failing vehicles).
Pay license fee ( $100 per year prorated the first year so safety and emissions licenses can be synchronized).
Have internet for real-time vehicle registration verification.*
Purchase inspection equipment from the state's contractor. (Equipment not required if only doing safety inspections.)
Charge for testing can not exceed:
Emissions testing fee = $24.
Safety inspection fee = $12.
Auto shops must have internet before Opus Inspection delivers equipment or Opus will charge a fee of $220 for each return visit.
What is required of inspectors to participate in the program?
Apply to the state for a license. (Valid for three years and provided at no cost.)
Take training from contractor.
Pass a written and practical exam offered by Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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Application with Opus Inspection
Fill out Station Equipment and Service Agreement Contract and submit with payment options to
Opus Inspection. Opus Inspection will deliver equipment in the order received.
You only need to buy the standard package for participation. You do not need to choose options, but options may cost more later.
Monthly warranty is only available in the initial service contract. The warranty option will not be available to you after you get your equipment and begin operation.
* Completed Service Agreement Contract *
Paying by Credit Card
Service Agreement Contracts can
be faxed to Opus Inspection.
Complete all necessary information
and fax to 801-265-1199.
6681 S Cottonwood Suite 1
Murray, UT 84107
Opus Inspection schedules inspector/mechanic training for the GVIP. To learn more about training classes and to preregister, contact Opus Inspection by calling 314-567-4891.
- The classes are being held on the main Ranken campus at 4331 Finney Avenue, St. Louis, in Building G108. Ask the security guard at the entrance to point out the building and where to park.
What Vehicle Parts are Exempt from State Sales Tax?
On Aug. 28, 2008, an amendment to state statute 144.030.2 (14), RSMO became effective. This amendment affects the vehicle parts and vehicle repair industry statewide. Since March 30, 2003, the following replacement vehicle parts are exempt from state sales tax:
Air injection parts, air pumps check valves, smog pumps.
Catalytic converters (universal converters, direct fit converters, converter kits).
Exhaust gas recirculation, or EGR, valves.
Evaporative canisters and canister purge valves.
Positive crankcase ventilation, or PCV, valves.
On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD, Information for Technicians
- National OBD Clearing House, Weber State University.
- The OBD II Home Page.
- On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD II, Fact Sheet.
Repair Industry Information and Links
- A Guide to Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention for Vehicle Repair Shops in Missouri.
- Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Missouri. Membership organization committed to improving the automotive service industry through image building and ongoing training.
- Archived Gateway Air Repair Newsletters - Be aware that some topics covered in earlier issues were specific to the previous emissions testing program and may no longer apply.
- Auto.com. Online automotive news magazine, published by the Detroit Free Press.
- Automobile scan tool information resource center. Produced by the Automobile Service Association and The Auto Alliance, the online center provides information by automobile company about the ODB/ODB2 scanner and other auto diagnostic scanners.
- Automotive Service Association. Membership organization that provides automotive business and technical support to association members.
- Autoshop 101. Automotive training and resource site for automotive electronics.
- Autoweb.com. Look up recalls, post questions.
- Cars.com. A comprehensive car information website. Info about new and used car prices, insurance, repairs and recalls.
- Delphi, Inc. Automotive Support Programs for Inspection, Repair and Emissions for the automotive industry, providing: Diagnostic and Repair Assistance, Technical Assessment, Education and Support.
- Engine Rebuilders Association. Membership organization that provides technical information, resources and training materials.
- Greening Your Shop. Look up the top 10 ways to green your auto shop.
- International Automotive Technicians' Network. Membership organization that provides education to professional automotive technicians. Question and answer forum.
- Kelley Blue Book. Look up new and used vehicle values.
- The National Automotive Service Task Force is a not-for-profit, no-dues task force established to facilitate the identification and correction of gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools and equipment, and communications for the benefit of automotive service professionals. NASTF is a voluntary, cooperative effort among the automotive service industry, the equipment and tool industry, and automotive manufacturers.
- National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety. Light duty vehicle emissions research, On-Board Diagnostics II, automotive emissions repair tips, automotive technician training issues, Basic and Enhanced I/M inspection program issues, and related Federal and State legislative activities.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Information on recalls, technical service bulletins, safety information.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions program information.
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, or ASE. An independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians.
- Parts and People. Monthly trade publication geared to the auto repair industry and covering seven states in Midwest and Rocky Mountain editions. It offers free subscriptions to individuals and businesses within the automotive parts and service industries. Online and print editions.
This information is provided as a public service. The source of this material is not under the direct control of the department. No endorsement is intended or implied for the corrections or suitability of any referenced information, product or service.