Drive Clean/Emission Testing


  • Looking to get an emission test also known as a Drive Clean completed on your vehicle in Alliston?
  • Ernie Dean Chevrolet is an authorized emission test / Drive Clean center that can service any make or model, not just GM products. We have performed hundreds of tests on makes such as Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, and even BMW's!!
  • By Ontario law your car, van, or truck must pass a Drive Clean before it is licensed to travel the roads.
  • Any make or model accepted. Customers travel from Beeton, Tottenham, and even Barrie to take advantage of our facility.


15 minutes
Car / Light Truck (1998 and newer) = $30 + HST Please call (705) 435-4318 to book your appointment today or schedule with our online appointment tool. The cost of a Drive Clean test depends on:
  • the type of vehicle (light-duty or heavy-duty)
  • the type of test (first-time test or a re-test)
Starting in spring 2017, the Drive Clean website will be updated with an online tool that will help you determine if you are eligible for a free test by entering in your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) – check back then to find out if your vehicle is eligible.
Yes!! We will do our best to get you in and out as fast as possible (usually under 20 minutes depending on time of day). We do recommend giving us a call first to let us know you're on your way.
Once your vehicle is more than 7 years old you generally need to complete the Drive Clean every 2 years. Don't worry, the Ministry of Transportation will send you a notification by mail when you receive your registration renewal documents.
When the model is older than the current model year you 100% need to get a Drive Clean completed. All used vehicles purchased at Ernie Deans have already had this service completed.

A test pass is not need if you are transferring to a:

  • Spouse
  • Parent, stepparent
  • Grand Parent, Step Grandparent
  • Child, Step Child
  • Sibling, Half – Sibling
  • Father – in – law / Mother-in-law
  • Son-in-law / Daughter-in-law
  • Brother-in-law / Sister-in-law

This list was referenced from the Service Ontario website.

While you wait for your Drive Clean you can relax in our comfortable lounge.

While you wait you can:

  • Have a complimentary Coffee or Tea
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Watch TV
  • Read a book
  • Have nap (some people do!)

Customers love getting their emission test completed in Alliston at Ernie Dean Chevrolet Buick because we get you in AND out FAST!!!