Colorado State Inspection Information at Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood

When your car comes due for a Colorado State Inspection, you can prepare for it at Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood's service center. The state of Colorado requires a smog emissions test for certain vehicles. It's an integral part of keeping the air we breathe in our state clean.

To complete required emissions testing, you must visit a designated testing location near your area. These locations are run by Air Care Colorado. While Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood can't be a designated testing site, we can help you prepare for your  inspection, so you have the best chance of passing.

Who Needs a Colorado State Emissions Test?

Colorado state emissions testing may come as a requirement if you live in one of the following counties:

  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Denver
  • Douglas
  • Jefferson

Parts of Adams, Larimar, Arapahoe, and Weld counties may require emissions testing as well.

If you live in one of these counties and your vehicle is more than seven years old, it must receive an emissions test once every two years. If you meet this criteria and you sell your Ford, whomever picks up the deed may need to have it tested again. There are only a few exceptions to emissions testing:

  • Vehicles seven years old or newer
  • All-Electric cars
  • Collector vehicles from 1975 or older
  • Farm vehicles, horseless carriages, kit cars, and motorcycles

What Happens in a Colorado Emissions Test?

Colorado state administrators register several different types of tests, in accordance with different types of qualifying vehicles. The most common is the onboard diagnostics test, for gas/hybrid vehicles between eight and 11 years old. If you drive a Ford hybrid, yours may come due for a RapidScreen Roadside test, which tends to move much quicker.

If your vehicle fails its CO state smog test, the state gives you a short period of time to complete all necessary repairs and retake the test. Should this happen to you, Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood is authorized to complete the necessary repairs. You can count on us.

Get Ready for Your State Emissions Testing

While we cannot perform CO state emissions testing, we can help your Ford get prepared for its test. Our certified Ford technicians can complete all necessary repairs to pass with genuine Ford parts. Schedule a general inspection at Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood to get ready for your emissions test.


Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood

11595 West 6th Avenue
Directions Lakewood, CO 80215

  • Service: 866-854-0660


  • Monday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Saturday 8am-4pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood

    11595 West 6th Avenue
    Lakewood, CO 80215

    • Sales: 855-996-4144
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