Mandatory emission tests for vehicles in certain counties, including Snohomish, are being phased out. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Mandatory emission tests for vehicles in certain counties, including Snohomish, are being phased out. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Vehicle emissions testing is going by the wayside

For now, though, if your car gets the notice that it’s due for a test, you still have to go in.

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