You've never heard of auto emissions testing?
Does auto-emissions testing have anything to do with Global Warming?
In the late 1990's, it was in the news as being just around the corner in my area, the greater Cincinnati area.
Yeah, wasn't that before
all this Global Warming stuff?
The newspaper editors found out how much fun it was to sit in line and hand over $20 for a useless test, and they didn't like it!
Well that's weird, they don't charge me for emissions testing in Illinois. I'm gonna look that up.
Ohio Emissions Testing | DMV.com
EMISSIONS TESTING FEES
A motorist may receive up to three free tests within a 365 day period. The fourth test, and for the ones thereafter, the motorist will be charged $18 for the test. Only one free passing test is permitted in a 365 day period.
So, really, its free the first three times in one year.
But really, $20?
I gotta pay $99 every year for registration. And like $60 every month
And that's nothing compared to the standard operational costs, like gas and fluids and filters and brakes and tires.
Are you really complaining about something that amounts to a fraction of a percent of your total car costs? Despite the fact that it doesn't even really cost you anything to begin with...