Vehicle inspection fees rise on stricter emissions tests

A staffer inserting an emission probe into the exhaust pipe of a car that is undergoing high-idling test at a workshop along Sin Ming Drive on April 9, 2018.
A staffer inserting an emission probe into the exhaust pipe of a car that is undergoing high-idling test at a workshop along Sin Ming Drive on April 9, 2018.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Costs increase by up to 10% with additional testing from April 1

Vehicle inspection fees have gone up by as much as 10 per cent since stricter tests began this month.

From April 1, cars registered from 2014 will be subject to the so-called "High Idle Emission Test", which requires the engine to be revved to above 2,500rpm when measuring what comes out of the tailpipe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Vehicle inspection fees rise on stricter emissions tests'. Print Edition | Subscribe