for Georgia's Vehicle Emissions Inspection & Maintenance (I/M) Program.


Consumer Protection

In order to ensure a fair and convenient program for metro Atlanta motorists, Georgia’s Clean Air Force (GCAF) oversees a consumer protection program. The program exists to ensure your rights are protected throughout used vehicle sales, emissions testing and vehicle repairs.

The program includes a quarterly repair effectiveness program called RepairWatch to assist motorists with emissions-related repairs. The RepairWatch the quarterly Public Report, includes a list of reputable repair facilities in metro Atlanta. Click here to sign-up for the quarterly e-newsletter, RepairWatch E-News.

The GCAF website provides many details to help with your emissions test, including:

Please note: Georgia emissions testing stations and repair facilities are independently owned and operated. With regard to refunds, motorists must handle disputes by contacting the station or repair facility owner or manager directly for assistance or file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau or the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs. To file a complaint against an individual or dealership for failing to have a passing VIR at the time of sale, complete the Used Vehicle Sale Complaint Form.