Here in Cincinnati,we have to have an emmisions check on our cars every other year,but just an hour away where khaf lives, they don't. This is supposedly to keep our air cleaner,yet every year our air quality gets no better. This costs $25 and if your car doesn't pass the first time,youhave to prove you have spent $300 or so to prove you had sufficient work done to help the problem.If you do that-they will pass you. On top of this,if your check engine light is on in a car 97 or newer,they will automatically fail you. From what I have been told,many times it doesn't mean something is necessarily wrong. Govenor Taft was supposedly to do something about all this,but conveniently with Ohio's money problems,hasn't. We pay this money and still breathe in lousy air. It seems to me to be just a way for the state to make money. My mechanic feels the same way,and really there is money to be made for him.