Your local Ohio E-Check location

We’re just down the street from the Cleveland Heights BMV! You don’t even have to make any turns. Just head down South Taylor toward Euclid Heights Blvd. Our shop will be on your right at the corner of South Taylor and Bendemeer.

Licensed Ohio E-Check location

MasterWorks Automotive is proud to be the only licensed E-Check location in Cleveland Heights. We have advanced diagnostic equipment, information, and facilities to identify the root causes of emission test failures.

Ohio E-Check testing and repair in one location

Not only can we expertly test your vehicle, but we can also perform any necessary repairs. We understand how frustrating it is to get an E-Check at one facility, and then have to find another auto shop to perform any repairs.

At MasterWorks Automotive, we make it easy. Ohio E-Check testing and repairs in one location. Now that’s convenient.

Ohio E-Check FAQs

How do I know if my car needs an E-Check?

All even-model year vehicles must be tested during the even-numbered years (e.g. a 2008 vehicle must be tested in 2020, 2022, etc.). All odd-model year vehicles must be tested during the odd-numbered years (e.g. a 2007 vehicle must be tested in 2021, 2023, etc.). There is a four-year exemption for new vehicles.

Does my new car need an Ohio E-Check?

New cars are exempt for the first four model years.

How do I find an E-Check location?

You can search by city or zip code on the Ohio E-Check website.

What if I fail my E-Check?

You will need to perform the recommended repairs. Most Ohio E-Check facilities do not perform repairs; however, MasterWorks Automotive does 🙂

What if I don’t have money for repairs?

You may be eligible for a six-month hardship extension if your vehicle fails the Ohio E-Check test if your household’s income falls within the income guidelines. To qualify for a hardship extension, you must provide a completed Hardship Extension Application, a failed E-Check test, a written estimate for emission-related repairs, including diagnostic fees, in the amount of $75 or more and meet the income guidelines below.

Please visit the Ohio E-Check website for more information.

In the event you can afford part of the repairs, you may qualify for a 2-year E-Check waiver if the repair cost is over $300.

We also offer no-interest financing.

Do I need an E-Check if I have an electric car?

Electrically powered vehicles require a one-time verification inspection by Ohio EPA Mobile Sources Section.

Which types of vehicles are exempt from an Ohio E-Check?

  • Vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds GVWR
  • Motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and motor homes
  • Historical and collector’s vehicles
  • Vehicles that are not registered in an Ohio E-Check county

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