Today I had to go do what most Marylanders dread, the MD State Emissions Test. This is something you are required to do every 2 years to make sure your vehicle is not spewing too much noxious Co2 into the atmosphere in the great state of Maryland.
I waited longer than it took to actually do the test. As most know all the test really is is hooking up your car to a computer. What the technician did to my car today was hook-up my car to the OBDII scanner, check for a code, and that was it. If my car didn't have a OBDII or OBDI port they just would have not checked for any codes. He also did what is known as a “Gas Cap” test, essentially just to make sure the gas cap is there.
I left feeling great I had my emissions test out of the way and was at least glad it only took me about 1 hour and 15 minutes from my house to the emissions place on Erdman Avenue and back. You know I realized when I got back to my house, it is just a good way for MD to make some money. What do you think?